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!
Rules & Terms
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)