film submission guidelines

We would like to make the process of entering your film to SF48 2015 as simple as possible. 
So here is a step by step guide on how to get your film submitted and seen by as many people as possible! 


1: Exporting:

please use this slate on the front of your film:
and add your FILM TEAM, and FILM NAME to the centre.


2: compression:

Codec: H.264

A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. Vimeo accepts most major video codecs, but for best results we recommend using H.264. If you’re uploading High Definition (HD) video, choose the High Profile H.264 setting instead of Main Profile.

Advanced H.264 settings: To make your uploads extra smooth, choose the following advanced settings whenever possible.

  • Closed GOP
  • CABAC (to reduce your file size)

Here are some codecs that will not work on Vimeo: G2M2, G2M3, Canopus HQ.

See more compression guidelines HERE


3: uploadingvimeo BW

We will be using a Vimeo group to display all the SF48 2015 entries.

FIRST: upload  your entry to YOUR OWN vimeo ACCOUNT.

second: Join the SF48 GROUP
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third: add your film to the shortfilm48 2015 group.

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4: audience choice

once your film is on our shortfilm48 2015 vimeo group, you will have until 6pm on the 30th june to get as many views, likes and comments as you can.  share your film on social media far and wide, and get all your friends and family to do the same. 

We will be keeping a very close eye on all the stats for the 2015 entries, and any suspicious activity will result in your entry being disqualified.

the film with the highest views, likes and most comments will be crowned our shortfilm48 2015 audience choice winner*.

the top 6 films will then go through to our grand jury for the overall grand jury winner.

*In the event that the judges chose the grand jury winner that has the hightes views, then the second highest viewed film will be crowned the audience choice winner.