DCP REQUIREMENTS FOR 2020 FESTIVAL






IF YOUR FILM HAS BEEN SELECTED FOR THE METHOD FEST TO SCREEN AT 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. 

 

 

DCP Specs:

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  hdvprojection@gmail.com

 

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.

 

For more information, please contact:


Ricardo Costa

HDVProjection@gmail.com


 

I hope to hear from you soon. Keep up the good work!