The Pitch 2014

Upcoming Film lecture on 31 March.

The Pitch 2013

The 2013 Winner has been announced.

View the 2013 Shortlist.

View the 2013 Longlist.

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Technical information

To enter you must upload a short film that pitches your project.  All applicants must read and abide by the Rules of The Pitch

You will be able to view your pitch once it's uploaded to check it's working by logging into your account.

Naturally uploading and converting your video may take some time, often several minutes depending on connection speed and the filesize of your video, so once you submit your pitch, please do give it time to complete this process.

Video

For best results, we recommend using H.264 (sometimes referred to as MP4).

Frame rate: 24, 25, or 30 FPS

If you know at which frame rate you shot, it is best to encode at that same frame rate. However, if it exceeds 30 FPS (frames per second), you should encode your video at half that frame rate. For example, if you shot 60 FPS, you should encode at 30 FPS.

Data rate: 2000 kbps (SD), 5000 kbps (HD)

This setting controls both the visual quality of the video and its file size. In most video editors, this is measured in kilobits per second (kbps). Use 2000 kbps for standard definition or 5000 kbps for high definition video.

Resolution: 640x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD)

Choose 640×480 for 4:3 SD video, 640×360 for 16:9 SD video, and 1280×720 or 1920×1080 for HD. If you have the option to control the pixel aspect ratio (not the display aspect ratio), make sure it's set to "1:1" or "1.00," sometimes referred to as "square pixels."

Audio

For best results, we recommend using AAC for the audio codec. The highest quality audio rate we currently support is 320 kbps. 44.1 kHz is the highest audio sample rate we currently support.