Submitting Artwork or Slides
There is no entry fee for artwork submissions and you can email them directly to us (staff [ at ] hplfilmfestival [ dot ] com). We accept images (jpegs) artwork based on weird tales, the works of H.P. Lovecraft (and similar authors), or Cosmic Horror. Images need to be at least 853x480 at 72 dpi. Larger images are fine... we'll shrink to fit. Images will be used for the promotion of the film festival during the on-screen slide shows. Please also let us know if we can use your image (with credit) on our website.
For the May 2013 Festival in Portland, submit artwork no later than April 15, 2013
Submitting a Film or a Screenplay
Festival submission deadlines for films and screenplays
- 2013 Portland, OR Festival - March 15, 2013
- 2013 Los Angeles, CA Festival - August 1, 2013
Films and screenplays are accepted year round at Withoutabox. For possible inclusion in any of this year's H.P. Lovecraft Film Festivals, please submit your film no later than the dates listed above. After those dates, works will be considered for the following festival date. As with most things, the early bird gets the worm... sending your film as soon as possible gives us more time to say "yes," so don't wait until the last minute.
- SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2013 PORTLAND AND LOS ANGELES FESTIVALS OPEN ON WITHOUTABOX
- Festival Submission Guidelines
We can project digitally or 35mm (platter system).
We prefer short films to be delivered to us on DVD. We can also accept your film as a digital Quicktime, AVI, or H.264 file (4:3, full frame 16:9, or matted inside a 16:9 frame for odd aspect ratios).
If your film is progressive, give us a progressive version (interlacing blows).
Films that are originally 4:3 will be projected with "curtains" (black) on either side. FIlms that are 16:9 will be full screen. For any other formats that are larger or in between there will be some amount of matting either vertically (curtains) or horizontally (letterboxing).
DO NOT send us your 16:9 film hard matted inside a 4:3 frame! This will result in one or more of the following.
- We show the film as is and it will be "windowboxed" black on all four sides with a much smaller image for the audience to see.
- We will attempt to enlarge the film, removing the hard letterboxing which will result in a lower resolution image that has softer focus. This is not desirable.
- Our festival director, will blow a gasket.
If none of this make sense to you, or you are unable (or unwilling) to provide this format, we can if need be extract your short film from a DVD. However this is not optimal depending on the compression levels you used for your film.
If you have any questions contact us immediately.
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