Only files tagged as "Full Movie" will be used for Secure Online Screeners. If your file is tagged as anything else it cannot be attached to your submissions. The upload defaults for Secure Online Screeners are set to "Full Movie", please do not change the video type if you intend to use for submissions.
To upload video for Secure Online Screening, select the upload link directly under your project title. Scroll to the bottom of the page and select the blue "Upload Online Screener" button. If you do not have a stored login to IMDb, you will be asked to log in to your IMDb account before you will be able to continue with your upload. If you do not have an IMDb account, you will need to register for one prior to your upload. You can either use the link below, or select the "register" link on the IMDb log in page.
Register for IMDb account: https://secure.imdb.com/register-imdb/register
Recommended Video Settings
We recommend the following settings to optimize video quality on the IMDb site:
• File size: Less than 2GB
• Format: Flash Video (Codec: Sorenson or VP6 codec) or Quicktime
• We do not currently support HD video. You will be able to upload an HD video, but the file will NOT be displayed in HD.
Do NOT submit your Secure Online Screener to a festival until you have watched the upload in its entirety. To view your Secure Online Screener, select the "view" link directly below your project title. Once in the project form, select the "Full Movies" link, and then click on your video.
If the festival is taking Secure Online Screeners, the option will be available preview format drop down on your submission details page. The option will also be displayed in the category details page of the listing.
You can use the advance search option to search for festivals accepting Secure Online Screeners. The search engine can be accessed from the left-side navigation from your account homepage. Once in the search section, select advance search, scroll down the page and select "Can Be" from the "Preview Format" and "Secure Online Screener", and then hit the search button.
And finally, you will have the option on your submission confirmation page. ALWAYS check the category page that YOU intend to apply under, as category rules, requirements, formats and deadlines often vary between categories.