Set in the enchanting country of Norway, Sandvika Film Festival is an indie film festival for filmmakers, by filmmakers. No matter if you have never made a movie before, but have a burning wish to do so, or you have already made hundreds; this is the festival for you. We don't judge what sort of movies you make; whether you create complex dramas set in medieval times, prefer fast-paced action thrillers or make nothing but spaghetti western shaky-cam romantic comedies inspired by the works of Ed Wood; we want to hear your story and see your vision! Your submission can be new or old, long or short; everything we require is that you are proud of what you made!
There aren't many rules to follow when participating at Sandvika Film Festival, but the few we have are really important:
Rule number 1: The movie needs to fit within one of the following categories:
- Short short film - 4-10 minutes
- Short film - 10-40 minutes
- Feature film - 40+ minutes
and it must be one of the following genres:
Note: We don't mind wether your film is animated or filmed, as long as it is good. Thus, you can submit your animation film as either a short or feature, depending on it's length.
Rule number 2: The movie must be of a technical quality suitable for cinema:
- We prefer 2K (2048 wide) resolution. However, we accept files with a minimum resolution of: 1920p wide OR 1080p tall (So 1920 by 800 or 1440 by 1080 is fine, but 1280 by 720 is not). This year, we also accept 3D movies.
- Sufficient audio quality (no unintentional clipping or noise or other errors), with a minimum of 2 channels, but preferably 5.1 (or 7.1 in a DCP). 48kHz is the industry standard sampling frequency, and is thus what we expect.
- We prefer a DCP package, but a movie file with sufficiently high bit rate, both for audio and video, will also do. If you opt for a movie file; we suggest using ProRes 422 Proxy or high bitrate h.264.
Rule number 3: The movie must be made by you, and the director/creator/producer needs to have all rights associated with it, including the rights to all audio and the manuscript. (No Shia LaBeouf-ing, please)