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How to Submit Your Film to CAFF: A Comprehensive Guide

Submitting your film to a festival is an exciting yet daunting task, particularly if it’s your first time. At the Chroma Art Film Festival (CAFF), we want to ensure that this process is as straightforward and stress-free as possible. That’s why we’ve created this comprehensive guide to help you through each step of the submission process. Whether you’ve got a cutting-edge AI-generated film or a stunning piece of video art, here’s how to ensure your work is showcased to its fullest potential.

1. Prepare Your Film Ensure your film is in the best shape possible. This includes final editing, sound mixing, and color grading. Your film should be exportable in high definition (HD) at the very least. We encourage films that challenge traditional boundaries, so don’t be afraid to be innovative and experimental.

2. Understand the Categories At CAFF, we have several categories, including AI-Driven Films, Experimental Shorts, Documentaries, Cinematic Poetry, Video Art, and Animation. Each category has its own criteria, so read through the definitions on our website to determine where your film fits best.

3. Register on Our Website Visit to start your submission process. Create an account or log in if you already have one.

4. Submit Your Film Once logged in, you can submit your film. You’ll need to include some information about the film, like the title, length, category, a brief synopsis, and a link to view the film. We accept submissions hosted on most major streaming platforms (like Vimeo or YouTube) or file sharing services (like Dropbox or Google Drive).

5. Pay the Submission Fee There is a fee for each film submitted. This fee helps support the operations of the festival, and part of it goes to Rainbow Oasiiis, a non-profit that provides resources for artists. There are early bird rates available, so it pays to submit your film sooner!

6. Await the Decision After submitting your film and paying the fee, all that’s left is to wait. Our team of seasoned film professionals and enthusiasts will review all submissions. If your film is selected, you will be notified by the email provided during registration.

Remember, the Chroma Art Film Festival is not just about competition; it’s about celebration. We aim to showcase the breadth and depth of creativity in the realm of AI and immersive cinema. We value diversity, inclusivity, and innovation, so regardless of your experience level or film genre, we encourage you to submit your film and join us on this exciting journey.

Best of luck with your submission, and we can’t wait to see what you’ve created!

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