This page gives you information you need to prepare your participation to the Nikon Film Festival. We recommend that you read it carefully to avoid format issues.
It doesn't matter who you are or how much experience you have.
Nikon Film Festival encourages creation by reducing barriers and promotes openness through uncompromising accessibility.
The hardest part remains: daring, creating and sharing.
Because it has the ambition to be open to as many people as possible, the Nikon Film Festival is a totally free event.
With a minimum of help, simplicity and a good idea, even the smallest budgets can get started.
Below are the encoding settings for uploading your videos to our site and our recommendations for providing an optimal broadcast experience.
or 4:3 (black bands will appear on the sides)
If you suggest a different format (vertical, square, etc.), the player automatically adapts video
Up to 3840 x 2160 (4K)
24 FPS (recommended)
H.264 / AVC (recommended)
H.265 / HEVC
Must be between 120 and 140 seconds including generic
Video player used can round up to the next second so we tolerate up to 02:21:00
Up to 2 Go maximum
AAC - LC (recommended)
MPEG Layer 2
Stéréo + 5.1 (recommended)
or royalty-free content
If you wish to include copyrighted material in your video, you must seek prior permission or check rights of use associated with that work
In case of a claim, you may be required to mask or replace the copyrighted music
Subtitles are not mandatory to participate if your film is already in English, but they make it easier to watch your work and make it more accessible
Addition of English subtitles (if original version is not already in English) allows for automatic entry into the international competition
They must be directly embedded in the image before video’s uploaded
Arial - Helvetica - Roboto - Tiresias
White or black (recommended)
You can consider other colors depending on desired aesthetic, but remember to check legibility on the whole movie
Subtitles are usually positioned at the center bottom, but sometimes they can interfere with the visibility of certain information and should be moved
Maximum 36 characters per line (including spaces)
Maximum two lines of subtitles if possible
Avoiding a subtitle overlapping a change of plan
TEARS COME FROM ABOVE réalisé par Manon Stutz et Margaux Fazio