Film Submission Form and Instructions

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Submitting your film

Submission instructions have been updated for this year. Please read everything carefully.

We will begin accepting films on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time.

  1. You must fill out an Online Film Submission Form to be able to submit a film (link TBA). You must complete and submit this form before your film can be submitted, and before any further steps are taken.
    We strongly recommend filling the submission form out early. There will be a delay of approximately 1-2 days between filling out this form and receiving an upload link, which could delay you from submitting your film on time.
  2. Please make sure you follow all of the instructions carefully. Check to be sure your film meets the technical requirements and plays properly from beginning to end before submitting it. There are several handouts available (see Technical Guides in the menu), including how to export your film from Premiere with the correct settings.
  3. You will also need to export a still image from your film to include when uploading your film. The resolution should be 1920×1080. Please be sure the image is recognizable at a small, thumbnail size. It should be a clear, representative still from your film. It should not contain text. A close-up of a main character works well. Please avoid titles.
  4. After we receive your Submission Form, we will email you a link to Google Drive where you will upload your film and the still image from it.
  5. Before uploading, name each film and still image with your name, a dash, then your film title.
    Examples:
    Walt Disney – Spamtasia.mov
    Walt Disney – Spamtasia.png
  6. If you are submitting more than one film, you must submit additional forms for each film. Each film will be given a unique upload link
  • Please plan ahead so that you have finished uploading your film before the deadline. If you have a slow internet connection, we recommend planning to submit your film at least 24 hours before the deadline, and uploading during off-peak hours.
  • Once your film is submitted, it is considered “final”. You are not allowed to update or replace your film unless we specifically request it for technical reasons.
  • Be sure to keep backups of your final films – we cannot guarantee that we will be able to provide you with a copy of your submitted films.
  • Films submitted for the Open Show that meet time limits and eligibility requirements will also be considered for the Producers’ Show. Films are juried by the faculty for inclusion in the Producers’ Show. Check back later for additional information.
  • If you need additional help, please submit a ticket on 2pop.calarts.edu with the subject line “Character Animation Film Submission Help”.
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