Technical Specifications (Brief)
Detailed specifications are in the Competition Hub, available to producers after entering the competition.
Filmmakers are welcome to use any format they like, using any camera system preferred - pro/semi-pro video camears, DSLR or mirrorless, or even smartphones, drones or action cams - as long as it will provide high quality HD, 4K or higher resolution output. Everything will be screened in theatrical style, so vertical video is highly discouraged, unless framed in a standard 16:9 widescreen frame. 24fps is the standard frame rate.
All films must have readable credits (within the allotted duration time), and will add a graphic and voiceover of the assigned/chosen Bible verse that we provide to the end.
Team editors will output two versions of the final video.
JUDGING VERSION: For judging, you will be outputting a compressed h.264 24fps file, minimum HD (1280x720) at approximately 8 Mbps. Max file size, 500MB. This is due to start uploading before the published deadline for ALL FILMS, speed and non-speed.
SCREENING VERSION: To provide the highest quality for the Festival, we ask for a high-bitrate professional format (ProRes, DNxHD, MXF, etc.) at a high bitrate (minimum 25Mbps). Maximum file size 15GB. The screening version may contain "tweaks" such as color grading or audio sweetening, but must be the exact length of the Judging version. This is due one week after published deadline.
Full details and instructions for turn-in are found in the Competition Hub, available after entry purchase.