The link to upload your file will be sent by email as soon as you complete your film submission by paying the entry fee. It will be sent to the email address that you typed in the payment form (please check it in case it is different from the key email you used in filling out the submission form).
The first time you click the link our streaming portal will open and you will be asked to choose a password to be associated with your email. Then you will access the pre-filled form of your film: you must add the director’s name (other fields are not mandatory) and attach an information sheet (PDF or text), including synopsis, director’s bio-filmography and production notes. Then you will be able to upload the film file.
If you do not upload the film the first time you log in, you will be able to do it at a later time. In this case you will log in at https://streaming.labiennale.org/, using your email and password, and you will need to fill out also the film details (title, country, language). Please use the same title you typed in the submission form and only Latin alphabet (you must transliterate other alphabets such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, etc. into Latin alphabet).
We only accept multiplexed files (i.e. with audio, video and subtitles in a single file).
File size: it must not exceed 5 GB.
A codec is the format in which your video will be encoded. We recommend using H.264. If you are uploading High Definition (HD) video, choose the High Profile H.264 setting instead of Main Profile.
When compressing your video for upload, it is best to maintain the video’s native frame rate. If your footage exceeds 60 FPS, we will automatically reduce the frame rate. Important: Always choose “constant” frame rate instead of “variable” frame rate.
The higher the resolution, the better the quality of scanning. You can upload a film with a resolution of up to 1920x1080 pixels (HD), as long as it does not exceed 5 GB.
Audio Codec: AAC-LC (Advanced Audio Codec)
For best results, we recommend using AAC-LC (low complexity) for the audio codec.
Data rate: 320 kbit/s
For best results, encode your audio at constant rate of 320 kbit/s.
Sample rate: 48 kHz
For best results, set your audio sample rate to 48 kHz. If your working setting is already less than or equal to 48 kHz, leave it as is.