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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Digital submission to email@example.com is preferred. You can also send via WeTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
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:
- Anton du Preez
- Davis Mallory
- Tighe K McGillivray (aka Futurewife)
- Art the Music Guy
- BMI: https://www.bmi.com/licensing
- Maroset: https://www.marmosetmusic.com/
- Musicbed: https://www.musicbed.com/
- Audiojungle: https://audiojungle.net/
- Pond5: https://www.pond5.com/royalty-free-music/
- Videvo: https://www.videvo.net/royalty-free-music/
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