DCP REQUIREMENTS FOR 2020 FESTIVAL
IF YOUR FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE METHOD FEST TO SCREEN AT THE FINE ARTS THEATRE OR THE LUMIERE MUSIC HALL THEATRE (ALL FEATURES, AND SHORTS), YOU WILL NEED A DCP FOR PROJECTION AT BOTH THESE THEATRES. WE WORK WITH OUR FRIEND RICARDO COSTA WHO CAN ASSIST YOU IN MAKING SURE YOUR MEDIA IS DCI-COMPLIANT WITH THE THEATRE’S PROJECTION SYSTEMS, OR IF NEEDED, CREATING A DCP DRIVE FOR YOUR SCREENING.
24 frames per second (required)
FLAT (1998 x 1080 pixels) or SCOPE (2048 x 858 pixels)
CPL's should be properly identified as a feature or a short, both within the DCP name (FTR or SHR) and also its internal category
CPL's should be properly named according to the standards set forth by the ISDCF
(IMPORTANT & REQUIRED) The DCP must be delivered on a drive that is formatted Linux EXT2/EXT3, or Windows NTFS
The drive containing the DCP must be delivered in a CRU housing or be able to connect via USB. USB drives should be self-powered (no external power supply).
The provider of a DCP is responsible for providing a DCP that plays back correctly on the theatre’s systems. We recommend having a DCP created by a professional provider that will provide quality control testing.
We can recommend:
Ricardo Costa firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE READ RICARDO'S MESSAGE TO OUR FILMMAKERS :
Congratulations on your acceptance into The Method Fest 2020! The next step is formatting your film as a DCP (Digital Cinema Package), the standard media format for all DCI-compliant cinemas around the world. Submitting your work as a DCP will help ensure that it will be presented as you intended it to your audience in The Method Fest, and beyond.
As a show of support and solidarity with Don and all of the wonderful folks at The Method Fest, I am offering a promotional 35% discount on the encoding costs for your film: $6.50/minute of video, with a 15-minute minimum. That is to say, any short films from 1-15 minutes will be only $97; a 60-minute film will be $390; and so on.
Furthermore, if you provide the delivery drive for your DCP, there will be no further costs. I recommend 1TB Western Digital MyPassport USB wallet drives for delivery to movie theaters.
The added bonus is that once the Method Fest is over, you can re-use your DCP for use in theaters all over the country, and the world.
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I hope to hear from you soon. Keep up the good work!