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22nd annual Spokane International Film Festival | Feb 28 – March 6, 2020

Screener Technical Specifications

Congratulations on your film being Accepted to screen at the Spokane International Film Festival!

Here is a Checklist and file specifications for sending us your film for screening at this year’s Festival.

[h2]Submission Checklist[/h2]

  1. Your Film
    1. Feature Film
      1. Blu-ray Disc*
      2. Digital Cinema Package (DCP)* ( When available. Blu-ray backup requested) 
    2. Mid-length/Short Film – See accepted file formats*
  2. Promotional Material
    1. High resolution screen shot (300 dpi or greater, 1920×1080 pixels minimum)
      1. Samples of Style preferred
    2. Short Synopsis (Think Facebook post)
    3. Longer description
    4. Online Trailer link (Vimeo or Youtube link)
    5. Other links
      1. Film Website
      2. Blog
      3. Facebook Page
      4. Twitter Handle
      5. Social media hashtags

[h2]Feature Films[/h2]

Please send Digital Cinema Package (DCP) and/or Blu-Ray disc to:
Spokane International Film Festival
107 S Howard St.
Suite 400
Spokane, WA 99201
USA
FedEx Account # – See acceptance email

[h2]Mid-length/Short Film File & Format Specs[/h2]

SpIFF prefers to receive hi-res files of Mid-length and short films, which we then compile on a Blu-ray disc.  Other formats are available by prior arrangement.

Video:

Accepted Video file formats:

  • ProRes 444/or ProRes 422 (HQ) – please avoid ProRes 422 LT unless it’s all you have. ProRes 422 (Proxy) is unlikely to be good enough to project.
  • Avid DNxHD, either as MXF files or in a QuickTime container. Ideally DNxHD 175x (10-bit), but if 8-bit or DNxHD 115 are all you have, we’ll work with that.
  • MPEG2 Program or Transport Steams at a minimum of 20Mbps. We avoid H.264 unless it’s 4:2:2 encoded, Blu-ray spec.  

Accepted Frame Size/Display Aspect Ratio/Frame Rate/Scanning Method:
1280 × 720 16×9 23.976 Progressive
1280 × 720 16×9 50.00 Progressive
1280 × 720 16×9 59.94 Progressive
1440 × 1080 16×9 23.976 Progressive
1440 × 1080 16×9 25.00 Interlaced*
1440 × 1080 16×9 29.97 Interlaced
1920 × 1080 16×9 29.97 Interlaced
1920 × 1080 16×9 25.00 Interlaced*
1920 × 1080 16×9 23.976 Progressive
*European and Asian markets – note 25 fps Progressive is not an accepted format.

Minimum/Maximum Suggested Video Bit Rate is 20 MBPS or higher.

Audio:
Stereo or 5.1 surround

If your Short film has a ppend the channel identifier code of the target surround channel to the filename of each source audio file. (See the list below for a list of the appropriate channel identifier codes.)
5.1
• -L: Left front channel
• -R: Right front channel
• -C: Center front channel
• -Ls: Left surround channel
• -Rs: Right surround channel
• -LFE: Low frequency channel (Subwoofer, LFE)

Output format will be DTS-HD Master Audio when venues allow, Dolby Digital as fall back.