2020 Submission Rules & Guidelines
Submissions are open to anyone - WorldWide
You can submit more than one film - you just have to pay for each submission.
you can submit a film to more than one category - you just have to pay for each category.
exclusions: TLFF Judges and personnel cannot submit films for consideration
2020 "tell me a story" theme
We are looking for films which tell a visual story and infom the viewer. we are looking for content that is more than just amazing timelapse sequences.
we will be judging on how well the film conveys a message to the viewer.
51% of footage time must be "Time-altered"
"time-altered" refers to any filmmaking technique (in-camera or during post-processing) which alters the time signature of the footage.
- including any/all timelapse / hyperlapse / stop motion and editing techniques
Submission may contain footage of real-time video, stills, text & drone video
maximum LENGTH FOR Submissions - 6 minutes (including titles)
SUBMISSION MUST BE CREATED AND/OR "FIRST SHOWN" AFTER January 1, 2016
SUBMISSION CAN BE SHOWN AND/OR PUBLISHED PREVIOUSLY/SIMULTANEOUSLY
sexually explicit material is not permitted
preferred aspect ratio 16:9 (1920 x 1080), but other aspect ratios are accepted
mp4 is fine for initial submissions.
for consideration - submissions must be hosted on either Vimeo or YouTube.
they can have public access or accessed via a password during the judging process.
Submitter must have all rights to all footage in their Submission / including soundtrack
by submitting your film, Submitter Grants TLFF non-exclusive rights for footage to be shown (print/video) for activities related to the Timelapse Film Festival
TLFF is not granted rights to transfer viewing rights to any other party
TLIFF accepts no liability/cost for accepting and/or showing the submission
To be considered - submitter grants TLFF rights to show the video PUBLICLY
adherence to submission rules and guidelines
‘story’ / ‘message’ - The theme is tell me a story. Your submission needs to inform the viewer
“timelapse” technical skill
final submission requirements
(for official selection films only)
(mp4 is fine for judging)
1920 x 1080p / 16x9 is the preferred dimension and aspect ratio
Other dimensions / aspect ratios will be considered
Codec: ProRes 422 LT/HQ preferred
Data Rate: minimum 100 Mbit/s preferred - This is very important for showing footage on a large screen!
Frame Rate: 24/30 fps preferred
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