2017 Trenton Film Festival

Information for Filmmakers

Congratulations! Your film has been accepted to the 2017 Trenton Film Festival. Below is important information for filmmakers:

Technical Requirements

Please provide your film no later than Friday, February 24 in one of the following formats:

SHORTS: Digital formats only, please no DVDs or Blu-Ray copies.
– .mp4 or .mov files compressed with the H.264 codec
– at 24, 25, or 30 frames per second
– 720p or 1080p for high def; 480p for standard def
– 2-channel (stereo) audio

FEATURES: Please submit in digital format as above OR as a Blu-Ray or DVD disk. If sending DVD or Blu-Ray, please provide 2 copies.

For digital files, please use Vimeo guidelines for more detailed specifications: https://vimeo.com/help/compression

You may upload digital files up to 10GB to: https://www.hightail.com/u/trentonfilms (in the message, be sure to include “Trenton Film Festival” and the title of your film).

Or you may provide your own link where we can download your film (such as via Vimeo, DropBox, or other service).

Please send .mov or .mp4 files larger than 10GB on USB drive.

If mailing USB drive, or Blu-Ray/DVD (features only), mail using USPS or your postal service to: Trenton Film Society, PO Box 22430, Trenton, NJ 08607

Deliveries from private carriers such as FedEx or DHL can not be received at this address.

Please provide link or mail in time to arrive no later than Friday, February 24.

Questions? Please e-mail trentonfilms@gmail.com


Attending the Festival

We strongly encourage filmmaker attendance; filmmaker and audience interaction is a hallmark of the Trenton Film Festival and gives filmmakers the opportunity to gain valuable feedback. The Trenton Film Festival is also a great opportunity for filmmakers to connect with one another.

We encourage as much attendance from filmmakers as possible, and will provide you with a complimentary all-access pass to the entire festival.

All screenings will take place at:

The Mill Hill Playhouse
205 East Front Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

We have arranged a $109 discount room rate for the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Trenton, which is within walking distance of the Playhouse, for the nights of 3/30-4/1. Filmmakers and attendees will need to call the hotel and make reservations with the front desk. The event will be listed as Trenton Film Festival, and reservations should be made by March 16 to secure the rate.

Contact information:
Wyndham Garden Trenton
1 W Lafayette St
Trenton, NJ 08608
877-999-3223

Please make sure to e-mail us at trentonfilms@gmail.com if you will be coming to the festival, as well as passing on the names of any cast or crew members who are able to attend as well.

For travel information to Trenton via car, rail, or air, please visit:

http://www.destinationtrenton.com/visit-trenton/transportation/

Please feel free to contact us if we can assist you with additional travel information.


Publicity

We are working hard to ensure a good audience for your film. Please forward to trentonfilms@gmail.com, in electronic format, a press packet including: high res photos, press releases, a trailer (if available), and any other information that would assist in promoting your film. Please let us know if this is the World premiere or US premiere of your film.

We would also love if you could send any posters available for use, as well as updated contact information including a cell phone number should the press be interested in interviewing via phone or email. We are happy to provide Trenton Film Festival laurels which you can use on your websites and for your own publicity. You may download the laurel graphic here.

We need your help in promoting the film through your email lists, contacts, and social networks. We want as much attendance throughout the festival as possible, and would love to see your fans come and support your film. For those of you with followers near Trenton, forward them to www.trentonfilmsociety.org/trenton-film-festival to see full festival details and to purchase tickets.