Congratulations on being selected and thank you for being a part of the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series.  We will need you deliver a specific type of file for the screening.  Below are the format parameters and the due dates for submitting your films for the Monthly Screenings for the rest of the year.   Please deliver your trailer (if you have one) as soon as you can so we can start promoting the screening.  Also, be sure to include the name of your film in the subject line of your emails.

SimpleDCP will be handling our Monthly DCP Screenings. Please reach out to them for any questions info@Simpledcp.com

DCP REQUIREMENTS

Resolutions

All DCPs are created to fit into one of the following container sizes.

FLAT (1.85:1)           SCOPE (2.39:1)      FULL (1.9:1)*

2K 1998 x 1080          2048 x 858            2048 x 1080

4K 3996 x 2160         4096 x 1716            4096 x 2160

If your source material does not fit in one of the containers listed above, it will be letterboxed, pillarboxed, or resized to fit.

*The FULL container resolution is the maximum resolution that can be achieved using a 2K or 4K DCI projector. We advise against using this resolution whenever possible as the majority of cinemas do not have pre-sized matte configurations for this aspect ratio.

Framerates

 

SMPTE

Modern/Specialty Formats

24, 25, 30

24, 25, 30

48, 50, 60

24

DCI

Universal Compatibility

2K                         24

4K                         24

HFR (2K)                48

3D                         24

 

Simple DCP handles conforming from dropframe to non-dropframe frame rates (e.g. 23.976 fps –> 24 fps)


We strongly recommend DCI compliance where possible in order to maintain universal compatibility with digital cinema equipment

 

Please use the following naming parameters when naming your files, film name_f_ for films and film name_t_ for trailers.  Be sure to include the name of your film in the subject line of all emails.

I will be sending out a file request link from Dropbox, a few weeks before the screening, so you can deliver your film and trailer directly to my account.  If you have trouble with that link,  here are a list of our preferred file delivery services.  Please email to kevin@hollyshorts.com.  If you're using Google Drive, please do NOT require a login to download the file as HollyShorts.com is not a Google domain and we'll be unable to access the file.

 

Again, thank you for being a part of the HollyShorts Monthly Screening Series.  And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need any help.

Kevin Anderson

CTO, HollyShorts