Submissions for 2018 are now open! They will remain open until July 1st.
Ok, so you’ve followed the rules, you’ve made your movie, and you’ve turned it into an MP4. You’re almost ready to submit it. The first thing that you need to do is upload it to Vimeo, your Google Drive or another sharing system,* (but please not YouTube**) and generate a share link. We need to be able to download your film,*** so make sure that permissions are enabled to do that.
A couple quick notes about your film for submission:
– Your poetry film should have NO CREDITS on it. Judging is blind, so please make sure there are no names on your film, not even before or after.
– We welcome international submissions! That said, please be aware that our judges are English speakers. If your poem is not in English, subtitles that are in English will help your film along.
– If you are submitting multiple films, they each need to be submitted as their own entity.
Ok, so you just need to fill in this form, and you’re all set \o/ Can’t wait to see your movies!
By submitting your film, you give Rabbit Heart Poetry Film Festival permission, in the event that it wins honors, to screen your film at the viewing party and awards ceremony on October 22nd in Worcester, MA, and other festival-related screenings, permission to archive your film to the Rabbit Heart YouTube channel, and permission to include it in future promotions and maybe even a 2018 festival dvd.
*Like One Drive, or DropBox, or any other cloud-based service that will allow you to share the link for download. If you already have a Gmail account, you probably have a Google Drive account. If you do not, you can get Drive here. Please do not use YouTube in lieu of a sharing platform.
Here are some handy how-to pix for sharing through Google Drive –
Once you’ve uploaded your film, you need to generate a link to share it. To do that, checkmark the box to the left of the file name, and then click the share button (the person with the plus sign).
This will bring you to a menu where you can either share by email or copy a link. You’ll want to copy the link.
It’s pretty much the same in OneDrive, except with nifty thumbnails to choose your video from.
**Vimeo is really great for sharing, too. In fact, you can password protect your video, so that you can share with just us (don’t forget to send the password, natch), even.
***The quality on some of the sites (especially on OneDrive) can be radically different when viewed in the window, as opposed to after download. After download tends to be much higher quality. Also, judging will take place in a comfy living room, with couches and nibbles, and a big teevee – in order to do that, we need to stick your movie on a thumb drive.