CBFF Film Submission Technical Specs
For the most part, we can accept almost any kind of digital source file. If your movie is already on your computer, then it is very likely that it is already in a format that we can use.
Preferred Video Formats:
Ratio: 1920 X 1080 or 2048 x 1080
NTSC 1080p Apple ProRes 422
NTSC 1080p H.264
Preferred Audio Formats:
48kHz PCM, Stereo or 5.1 Surround
48kHz AAC, Stereo or 5.1 Surround
Acceptable Video Formats:
Apple ProRes 4444
Acceptable Audio Formats:
We only accept multiplexed files, meaning the audio, video, and subtitles are contained in one (1) single file.
Make sure that your film has no color bars or any black sequence before the film starts or after it ends.
Please also make sure you provide a progressive (deinterlaced) video file, without any horizontal lines across the image (an interlacing artifact known as “combing”), particularly visible during sequences with rapid movement.
File Size Specifications:
Short film file sizes should not exceed 4 GB.
Feature film file sizes should not exceed 15 GB.
Subtitles should be integrated (burned in) into the image.
IMPORTANT!Depending upon your chosen aspect ratio, your subtitles should be within the 4:3 or 16:9 title safe area.
If your subtitles are not within the title safe area, our festival editor will adjust the overall resolution of your film in order to accommodate the title safe area.
We can download your film from Film Freeway or whatever hosting service you prefer: Dropbox, WeTransfer, Mega, MediaFire, SendSpace, etc.
If utilizing Vimeo or Google Drive, then you must enable the download option!
We do not accept YouTube links! Send all links to email@example.com
IF IN-PERSON SCREENING ALWAYS BRING A BACKUP COPY OF YOUR FILM