Important Festival Information
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TECH REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR FILM FOR EXHIBITION
- a DCP copy of your film
- 3 physical copies: 2 Blu-Rays and 1 DVD
- a digital copy if available (see below for more information)
SHORT Films (60 mins and under)
- a digital copy of your film (see below for more information)
- please note: in the coming weeks, we may ask for a DCP copy of your film to meet our programming requirements. Thank you.
DIGITAL COPY REQUIREMENTS
FORMAT FILE TYPES:
- We do not support MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
- H.264 (Recommended)
- ProRes 422
- ProRes 422 HQ
- ProRes 4444
RESOLUTIONS AND FRAME RATES:
- Up to 1080p resolution (1920 x 1080)
- Available Frame Rates: 24, 23.98, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60
*29.97, 30, 59.94, and 60 provide the best playback experience
- Stereo right/left audio only. Our theaters do not support 5.1 surround sound
- 2-5 seconds of black at beginning and end of film (this is preferred)
- NO menus, color bars, test tones, watermarks, countdown leaders
Hard Drives with return postage* may be sent to tech director:
Attn: Jeramiah Friesen
11231 W. 107th Ave.
Westminster, CO 80021
* if you are attending the festival, we can return the drive to you in person
We recommend using a service such as transferbigfiles.com or Dropbox.com for digital delivery. Your file can be emailed to our tech director, Jeramiah Friesen at firstname.lastname@example.org
FILM SCHEDULE - WHEN & WHERE YOUR FILM WILL SCREEN
Our complete schedule of films and events will be posted on our website September 1st. Please reference our schedule to see the dates, times and locations of where and when your film will show. We show 100 films over the 4-day festival on four screens at three venues. All venues are within walking distance.
If you are interested in sending post cards, posters, etc. with your screening information please mail them to:
CBFF PO Box 1256, Crested Butte, CO 81224.
Although we do not print posters/post cards we are happy to have volunteers distribute your printed materials around town in an effort to promote your film.
MEDIA OUTLETS FOR YOU TO CONTACT
If you are interested in being interviewed on the radio or in the newspaper, please contact the folks below to present your story idea. This is a great way to promote your film and your screenings.
Local Radio Station KBUT - Tyler Lucas 970-349-5225
Crested Butte News - Mark Reaman email@example.com 970-349-0500
Gunnison Country Times - Chris Dickey firstname.lastname@example.org 970-641-1414
Denver Post - John Wenzel email@example.com 303-954-1642
IF YOU ARE ATTENDING THE FESTIVAL - ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION & FORM
If you are able to attend the festival, please fill out this ACCOMMODATION FORM as soon as possible so that we can match you with lodging that suits your needs. The sooner you reply, the better chance of getting the accommodations you seek.
We will be in touch with your accommodation details by September 1st at the latest. Typically we provide one complimentary hotel room per film. Often we can accommodate a team of people in a condo with multiple rooms. We'll try our absolute best to accommodate your requests.
GENERAL FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
You will receive more detailed festival information but for now the general events schedule is as follows:
THURSDAY: 4 pm Bicycle Parade & Kick-Off Party, 6 pm Opening Night Film, 8 pm Film, Magic Carpet Party
FRIDAY: 12 pm Filmmaker Luncheon, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, 9 pm Party with the Filmmakers
SATURDAY: Morning Filmmaker Talks, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, Awards Ceremony, 9 pm Red Carpet Party
SUNDAY: Morning Filmmaker Talks, Films at multiple venues all day and evening, 9 pm Closing Party
TRAVELING TO CRESTED BUTTE
Flying: Our nearest airport is Gunnison, CO., thirty minutes away from Crested Butte. Unfortunately, flying into Gunnison from Denver will sometimes double or triple the cost of flying into Denver.
If you arrive at the Gunnison airport we are happy to pick you up and return you there. At the present time, there is only one daily flight into Gunnison - similar to flying into Greenland or the Falkland Islands.
Other options are flying into Denver or Montrose and then renting a car and driving. Montrose is 1.5 hours from CB and Denver is 4.5 hours - both are beautiful drives, especially this time of year with all the fall colors. If you're interested in carpooling from the Denver International Airport, please let us know.
Driving from LA: according to Mapquest, it's 890 miles from LA to Crested Butte and a little more than fifteen hours. Considering airport security, parking, and the cost of a rental car, who knows, this may be your best option. It's a beautiful drive and many of our filmmakers have arrived this way. Carpooling with other filmmakers is also an option. If you are interested in carpooling please drop us a line.
Our goal is to keep you as informed and up to date as possible with all festival happenings. At any time if you have a question you can email or call:
Jennifer Brody, Festival Director
Thank you for screening your film at Crested Butte - we look forward to creating a wonderful and unique screening experience for you.