CONGRATULATIONS!

You have been selected to be a part of
URBANWORLD 2019

 
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WELCOME TO THE URBANWORLD FAMILY!

You're inside our exclusive content creator portal - the place with everything you need to know as a 2019 Urbanworld filmmaker. As we roll out festival news & updates, you'll find details on what to do next, links to download important documents, creative assets to promote your film, frequently asked questions about the festival, and more.

Browse The Portal and take it all in - you're here for a reason, so we want you to think of this as your one-stop shop for all your Urbanworld needs.

As we formally announce our program in mid-August, we ask and appreciate you keeping this on the hush! Once our festival slate is publicly announced, check the portal for promotional materials to begin celebrating the good news, promoting it far and wide.

We are here to support you along your journey, and can’t wait to have you join us in September!

See you in the Big Apple!

Urbanworld Programming Team
 

WE NEED TO KNOW YOU’RE IN!

 

STEP 1A + 1B

We need your autograph! Download the Content Creator Release Agreement. You can print the agreement. Sign on the dotted line. Scan if necessary. And then upload the agreement with your Project Acceptance.
Have your signed agreement to us by
Wednesday, July 24th.
 
 
 

STEP 1A

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Content Creator Release Program

STEP 1B

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Project
Acceptance

 
 
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STEP 2

After you complete STEP 1A + 1B, we'll need details about your project. Please fill out the Project Assets Form to complete the next phase.
All project assets must be received by Monday, July 29th.
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Project Assets

 
That’s it. Thank you for following instructions. You’re on your way. Stay tuned!
 
 

URBANWORLD FILM FESTIVAL EXHIBITION FORMAT

The exhibition/screening copy of your film must be delivered on a physical DCP Ext formatted drive with a Blu-ray backup. This is the only screening format acceptable for the festival.
All DCPs must be received by Wednesday, August 21, 2019.

Please Note: Late DCPs arrivals will risk being pulled from festival slate.

 

DCP INSTRUCTIONS

Please read the following DCP spec details carefully and thoroughly.

 
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What is a DCP?

DCP is a Digital Cinema Package. It is what you give to a commercial theater so that they can screen your movie on a digital (also known as "D-Cinema") projector. It’s standard for all festivals!

  • Intro to Digital Cinema Package (DCP)
  • in-depth explanation of dcpS
 

Labeling

Every DCP has a label to easily identify the project name, project details, and who it belongs to.

All DCPS must be labeled with Film Title, Container size (Flat or Scope), Type, Rate, Language, Subtitles, TRT, Aspect Ratio, Audio configuration, and DCP Drive Format. See below for DCP labeling example for reference.

DCPs must be DCI compliant and encryption is not necessary. All keys (KDMs) must be open from August 21st - September 23th, 2019. Urbanworld and AMC do not accept links to downloadable DCP files or digital downloads.

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Hardware

Your DCP is a physical copy of your film project. DCPs come in the form of hard drives or thumb drives, and some come in protected in portable cases. See photos below for reference.
 
Content can arrive on:
  •    A SATA 3Gb/s compatible drive mounted in a DX115 carrier
    and include a USB adapter
  •    On an external portable hard drive
 

Formatting

The most important thing is that your hard drive or flash drive is formatted correctly. The correct formatting allows us to play it in the theater seamlessly.
 
Hard drives must be:
  1. Linux formatted in EXT 2 or EXT 3 and not FAT or NTFS.
  2. If the format is EXT 3, the Inode size MUST be set to 128 bytes (max).
DCPs must be either:
  1. 1998 x 1080 (2K Flat) / 3996 x 2160 (4K Flat); or
  2. 2048 x 858 (2k Scope) / 4096 x 1716 (4K Scope), or
  3. If need be we can exhibit 16:9 (1920 x 1080) but it is not optimal.
AMC does not screen DCPs that have a "Full Container"
(2048 x 1080) or (4096 x 2160) aspect ratio.

It’s imperative that the DCP is created at a reputable post facility that knows how to create DCPs and labels it with the specs we requested. It is strongly advised that filmmakers DO NOT create the DCP themselves.

 
 

Shipping to Urbanworld

 
 
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Ship your DCP to:

Urbanworld Film Festival

116 West 23rd Street
5th Floor
Suite #121
New York, NY 10011

Our Technical Director will confirm that
we have received your DCP.

 
 

DCP Discount

We got you a hookup! All Urbanworld Content Creators will receive a discount on DCP creation with our good friends over at Syncro Services in NYC.

Contact Neil DeRosa at 212.273.0500 or e-mail at nderosa@syncroservices.com and tell them Urbanworld sent you.*

DCP Support

Contact our Technical Director Tony Murphy at tonyemurphy@gmail.com for all your DCP concerns, questions, and support.

When inquiring with Tony, please put the Title of your Film in the subject line of the email, so we can easily identify which film you represent.

 

THEATER INFORMATION

AMC Empire 25 - 234 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036

 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many festival passes or tickets do we receive?
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Answer:
Each participating film will receive Two (2) All-Access FILMMAKER Passes, which grants you unlimited access to all screenings, panels, and UW Music nightlife events.
You’ll also receive five (5) complimentary tickets to your screening for your guests.
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When will the slate announcement be released? When will we receive our screening time?
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Answer:
Each participating film will receive Two (2) All-Access FILMMAKER Passes, which grants you unlimited access to all screenings, panels, and UW Music nightlife events.
You’ll also receive five (5) complimentary tickets to your screening for your guests. These tickets will be included in your filmmaker packet, which you will pick-up at onsite at AMC EMPIRE.
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Is the film going to be shown at AMC EMPIRE
42nd Street Theatre one time only?
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Answer:
Each participating film will receive Two (2) All-Access FILMMAKER Passes, which grants you unlimited access to all screenings, panels, and UW Music nightlife events.
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When and where will I be able to access the Laurels?
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Answer:
Each participating film will receive Two (2) All-Access FILMMAKER Passes, which grants you unlimited access to all screenings, panels, and UW Music nightlife events.
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Can I purchase additional all-access passes for my team?
VIEW ANSWER
Answer:
Each participating film will receive Two (2) All-Access FILMMAKER Passes, which grants you unlimited access to all screenings, panels, and UW Music nightlife events.
You’ll also receive five (5) complimentary tickets to your screening for your guests. These tickets will be included in your filmmaker packet, which you will pick-up at onsite at AMC EMPIRE.
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