Call for Submissions

Content guidelines

Entries for the MathFilm Festival 2016 are encouraged from all areas of mathematical visualization. Video submissions should appeal to a general but educated public. Also, they should meet the highest standards with respect to

We strongly recommend to make your work interesting for a broader audience by selecting an appropriate subject and by using visual elements, suitable text and/or narration.

The language of films should be either English or German, or the film has been subtitled/narrated in English or German. If you have both language versions we appreciate submission of both versions, especially of long films. Note that the MathFilm Festival DVD will be produced in English throughout.

Technical guidelines

We will produce a shortfilm Blueray in Full HD resultion after the Festival. To assure best quality and to facilitate production work submissions are restricted to the following audio and video formats:

Video channel: Compress your video channel using one of the following codecs:

Do not use any other codec, including MPEG-1, Real Video and Flash Video. Provide your films in highest available resolution, with aspect ratio 16:9 (e.g. 1920x1080 or better). Remember that the impression your work leaves at the audience is significantly influenced by the quality of the film, so in doubt, choose quality over compression rate. Do not use any form of Digital Rights Management, copy protection or the like.

Audio channel: Compress your audio channel using one of the following codecs:

Do not use any other proprietary codec.

Container format: Please wrap your encoded video into one of the following container formats:

Do not use any other format, such as MP4 or ASF.

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