SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO CoFF!

Since COVID-19 has all of us stuck at home, we’re inviting artists, filmmakers (and non-filmmakers), parents, teachers, and other creators who are experiencing this new normal to make and submit short films—5-minute maximum length—for the first ever Confinement Film Fest. We’re seeking films that explore our current reality of social distancing and self-quarantine. Funny films, sad shorts, first responder documentaries, anxiety spirals (think Trader Joe’s meets Walking Dead), mind fucks, WFH video mishaps, homeschooling honors, pot-influenced journeys, films about being trapped with an ex (or in-law)—all these have a home at CoFF.

There is no charge to enter a film in CoFF. Filmmakers retain all rights to their films. Films will only be viewable online. We will share 20% of ticket sales from the streaming of CoFF to be divided equally among the filmmakers that participate!

Technical Requirements

  • 5 MINUTES MAXIMUM LENGTH
  • 24 frames per second is preferred (but can also work with 23.98 or 29.97)
  • Audio: 48k, 16 bit, Stereo
  • Codec either Apple Pro Res or H264

PREFERRED EXPORT: 1920×1080 * 24 frames per second * h.264 video file

HOW TO SEND US YOUR FILM

ALL SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ONE AND ONLY CoFF FILM FESTIVAL ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2020 AT 3 PM PST.

Digital submission to dropbox@indexmediaco.com is preferred. In the same file/folder as your film submission, please include one release form and copies of IDs from ALL performers and a signed entry form with your film submission.

COFF EntryForm
COFF Release Form

Digital submission to dropbox@indexmediaco.com is preferred. You can also send via WeTransfer to info@indexmediaco.com. In the same file/folder as your film submission, please include one release form and ID copy from ALL performers and a signed entry form with your film submission.

For our folks overseas: convert files transcode for NTSC before uploading if possible.

Any technical difficulty with these instructions: contact info@indexmediaco.com.

Music

You must have the rights to the music used in your film. Permission from the original owner or a Music License agreement must be submitted with your Paperwork

Need help finding music for your film? Here are a few resources:

Extra Credit

CoFF has optional extra credit items that will show the jury that the participant made this film specifically for the festival. These items are:

  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dried Beans

VOTING CATEGORIES & CASH PRIZES!

Three top prizes will be awarded! All winners are decided by the CoFF Jury. This year’s categories and prize packages are:

  • Most Creative: $500
  • Funniest: $500
  • They Lost Their Goddamn Mind: $500
  • Most Poignant: $500