Originally Posted by justinisfilming
Also, for big festivals such as Sundance, they require you to freaking have your film be shown on film or some other formats that could easily destroy the bank! Is that why a lot of filmmakers don't submit or rarely submit to Sundance?
Sundance accepts DCP and HDCAM in addition to 35mm.
I just submitted my feature to a few places. Most Submission
copies were mailed on DVD, though I sent BluRay Submission copies to a couple of the festivals that accepted them.
If any of these guys accept my film, I'll be sending either .MOV file or BluRay for Exhibition
, depending on which is in their list of acceptable exhibition formats.
None of them listed DVD as their exclusive Exhibition format. I would consider DVD for exhibition if you have absolutely no other option (assuming they accept DVD for exhibition.)
- Avoid fancy packaging; Label the DVD with your required info (ie. Tracking #, run-time, NTSC/PAL, title, etc... varies between festivals)
using a marker.
- For submission DVDs, these guys want to play the film without having to navigate through a menu.
All the best to you!