7. If I have already completed the online submissions form, can I go back to edit information or to update my contact information or my film’s screening history?
Once you have completed and submitted the online form, you cannot go back to edit. If you need to change any information you have provided us with, you must email email@example.com.
8. Can I submit a project that is a work-in-progress?
Yes. If you send a WIP project, you may only send in ONE replacement version no later than December 27th, 2013. All submissions are viewed by our programming team, but we cannot guarantee that the replacement copy will be viewed. This is why we recommend submitting the most finished version of your project.
9. My project is a transmedia related film. Can I submit to the Tribeca Storyscapes and to the film festival?
You may submit to both if you meet the eligibility requirements as outlined in the Rules and Regulations. You will have to fill out the online form and pay the applicable submissions fee for EACH entry.
10. Do I have to obtain rights and clearances for the music or other copyrighted material included in my film or project?
Yes, please review the Rules and Regulations carefully.
11. What is your preferred format for submission?
Projects should be submitted on either one of the following:
- DVD (DVD-R or DVD+R disc only; we do not accept dual layer DVDs or Blu-Rays.) DVDs MUST be compatible with standard consumer DVD players. Please ensure that your disc plays in a standard DVD player prior to sending to the Festival.
- CD-R that is playable on both PC and Mac computers.
- Thumb drive that is usable on both PC and Mac computers.
The content may include password-protected links to web pages, videos, or other relevant media.
Please use permanent marker to label your DVD or CD-R. Do not use a paper label on your disc; stickers and paper may make a disc unplayable. We prefer DVD’s and CD-R’s to be sent in a simple paper CD/DVD sleeve in order to minimize waste. Thumb drives must also be labeled with the project title and director/creator. We cannot return any of the materials sent in for submission.
12. Can my submission DVD be in PAL format?
We prefer that you send us NTSC formatted DVDs, but we will accept ALL REGION DVD submissions. Clearly mark the format on the DVD.
13. What should I include with my submission?
After you have completed the online submissions form and have paid the applicable submissions fee, please send two copies of the film on DVD, CD-R or thumb drive, a copy of the payment receipt if you have paid by credit card or a copy of your student ID if your film qualifies for the student fee waiver (available only to students submitting projects). To minimize waste, we ask that you do not send printed press or promotional materials.
14. Is there a tracking number for submission?
No. We do not provide tracking numbers for submissions. As long as you properly label your entry materials, we will be able to match the entry materials with the information you provided online. Please put the title of your film, director(s) name(s), contact information, total runtime if applicable and remember to indicate if your project is submitted as a WIP.
15. Where do I send my entry materials?
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL ENTRIES SHIPPING ADDRESS
All submissions must be sent prepaid (including any applicable customs fees) to:
TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
Attn: TRIBECA STORYSCAPES – "PROJECT TITLE"
375 Greenwich Street
New York, NY 10013, USA
16. What happens if you are unable to get my DVD, CD-R or thumb drive to play?
If your entry materials do not play, we will contact you to request another copy. However, we ask that you make absolutely sure that your disc plays all the way through, or your CD-R/thumb drive and the files on it are in working condition, before you submit them to us.
17. Will my materials be returned to me?
No. Due to the high number of submissions we receive we are not able to return any materials. All submission materials will be destroyed or discarded by the Festival.