Digital Griffix film festival is an international online and onsite event, a showcase of short films under 30 minutes and full length films. The films are selected each month to be screened from our website for a week or more, starting on January 1st 2020. There will be a new deadline set every month.
Films are screened throughout the year in filmmaking classes at a community college in Montreal, Teccart college or online.
At the end of the year, on December 25th 2020 the winners in each category will be announced. All genres welcomed, films must be submitted in english or subtitled in english. Films in french or subtitled in french can also be submitted.
All films will be screened in a secure way with no download option available.
The categories to submit in are :
Please note that some films could be in consideration during the whole year.
Prizes will be sent at the end of 2020 and will be trophies and certificates.
Other prizes will be offered to you :
InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.
Winners of the Digital Griffix Online Film Festival will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, 20th Century Fox, and many more.
Producers have made more than 375 films from scripts and writers found through InkTip.
As a VFX company, we are offering a free VFX 3D modeling package to winning filmmakers, which includes a 3D character (creature) ready for production that you can use in your next film, based on your own design.
Winners of the festival will receive an IPITCH.TV prize package.
iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.
Our partnership with Shami Media Group ( http://www.shamimediagroup.com) can help you with the distribution of your film. All selections are eligible for distribution consideration with our partner.
Technical Requirements to submit to them:
Video -Film Master: •File specifications: Apple Pro Res 422 (HQ) in .MOV container. -Film Trailer: •File specifications: Apple Pro Res (HQ) in .MOV container.
Note* no artifacts, glitches, compression gradients, color shifting or other imperfections.
Audio -Film Audio: •PCM 48.000 kHz 16-bit Audio.
-Trailer Audio: •PCM 48.000 kHz 16-bit Audio.
*Must be in stereo if originally mixed in stereo.
Photos •High resolutions images and stills for press, marketing & special promotion.
*If available. Closed Captions (CC) • SCC format • English text in EIA 608 format in a Scenarist SCC formatted file, using the .scc file extension • Must be 29.97 FPS regardless of frame rate of the movie file. • Captioning workflows utilizing 23.976 FPS timecodes are acceptable, but the timecodes will be regarded as 29.97fps. • SCC files should preserve the timecode mode (drop frame or non-drop frame) used in your captioning process, not necessarily the mode represented in the Video Master. • All closed captions should be in english.
*FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILMS ONLY | Subtitles in english should be delivered separately (not burned in) in valid .SRT format with correct timing and no misspellings.
All films must contain at least one frame of black at the beginning and end, but no longer than 1 second. No watermarks, bugs, DVD logos, promotional intros, release dates, websites, color bars, slates, countdowns, advertisements or MPAA ratings. For trailers, files are preferably to be 60 Second long.
All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
Each accepted film must be submitted with a poster and link to the film on your own vimeo or youtube account.
By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the music rights.
Note that if you are competing in festivals that require you not to show your film online we will not in any way put the password available online.