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NewFilmmakers Festival Delivery Requirements

If you submitted an online screener through WithoutABox.com / FilmFreeway.com and have been accepted please confirm your date ASAP and send us an approved digital screener Theatrical Projection

NewFilmmakers is an All Digital Delivery festival


Transcode settings for the Festival

Files that do not meet these requirements will be REJECTED.

  1. Title_DirectorsName_MMddYY << This is your numerical screening date MonthDayYear - If you are screening on June 6th 2014 it would appear 060614)
Video Codec   H264, H265
Bit-rate   15 mbps
Container File  MOV, MP4 
Aspect Ratio  1920 x 1080 (16:9), 1920 x 818 (2.35) (other 1920 HD equivalents)  


Audio Codec  AAC, WAV, AIFF 
Channels   Stereo, 5.1 Surround

We can also screen

  1. 35mm
  2. 16mm
  3. DCP*

NO Physical screeners (Blu-ray / DVD) will be accepted for projection

We recommend filmmakers make a backup available on the night of their screening.

*DCP is currently available at Anthology Film Archives
NewFilmmakers requires CruDrives or USB ThumbDrives 2 Week Prior to the screening.

Feature films delivered on DCP must include one copy on CRU drive and a non-DCP backup. All DCPs must be DCI compliant with drives formatted with EXT 2 or 3 file systems (single partition, master boot record). All DCPs must be unencrypted. H264 file backup copies must be provided within the deadline stated on the acceptance email. For 35mm film prints, we screen 24fps in aspect ratios of 1.37, 1.66, 1.85, or 2.39. We accept sound formats of mono, stereo and Dolby 5.1. Please note that these specifications are subject to change at any time. If your film is accepted into the Festival, we will provide you with the most up-to-date exhibition specs and deadlines for delivery of your master at that time.

The theater address for print traffic:

32 2ND AVE
NEW YORK, NY 10003
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