Secondary Schools Deadline is Friday, 29 March 2019

Technical Requirements

Please review Video Compression Guidelines at http://vimeo.com/help/compression

File format is MOV or MP4 (Quick Time) Video Format in High Definition 16:9

Video Encoding Format

  1. Please review these following 2 videos for information on encoding videos: Learn the Basics of Video Encoding and How to Compress Video for YouTube.
  2. A lossless file format (Example; Apple Pro Res 422 or equivalent)
  3. 1080P (1920x1080) or 720P (1280x720)
  4. Bitrate 10,000-20,000
  5. FPS Framerate 24 (23.97) or 30 (29.97)

Audio Encoding Format

  1. Audio should be balanced, without audio distortion or peaking
  2. Codec: ACC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
  3. Data rate: 320kbit/s
  4. Sample rate: 48kHz

General Guidelines

  1. All materials submitted should not contain images of extreme violence, use of weapons or profanity and should conform to the Peel District School Board code of conduct.
  2. All submissions must be in English or subtitled in English.
  3. Please submit files in MOV or MP4 format. All videos must be original works created by the student(s).
  4. Animation - No more than 4 minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  5. Advertisement (30 - 120 seconds) - End credits to run after black and not to be included in length of video. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  6. Public Service Announcement (30 - 120 seconds video) - End credit to run after black and not to be included in length of video. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  7. Movie Trailer (30 - 120 seconds) - End credits to run after black and not to be included in length of video. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  8. News Report - No longer than 4 minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  9. Documentary - No more than 4 minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  10. Experimental Film - No more than 4 Minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  11. Music Video - No more than 4 minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  12. Short Film - No more than 4 minutes including credits. (Credits not to exceed 10 seconds.)
  13. All submissions also require a media release form, please follow link below to complete and submit it.
  14. All submissions meeting the above criteria will be considered..

Concerning Copyright: Productions must consist of original or Royalty Free material (music, sounds, images), or you must have written permission from the original artist, to use their material.

COPYRIGHT EXCEPTIONS: If you are submitting to the MUSIC VIDEO category you are exempt from using ROYALTY FREE material however you must credit all copyright material used in your project.

Event Venue

2016 Rose Theatre Venue

Event Date

Tuesday 22 May 2018

Submission Deadline

Submission Deadline Thursday 29 March

The submissions deadline is Thursday 29 March 2019. This year we will be accepting submissions via electronic file transfer. Complete details are provided on the Submissions information page.