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Can I submit a Vimeo link as my submission copy?

Yes. If your submission video is already hosted on Vimeo, you can share the Vimeo link to your submission video with festivals. You can share Vimeo links with new / upcoming submissions and in some cases with past submissions. Learn more.

Can I share a Vimeo link to my press kit videos (e.g. trailers, clips etc.) with festivals?

No, but you can upload your press kit videos to Withoutabox directly and share them with festivals. Learn more

How do I add a Vimeo link to my project?

  1. Navigate to your project page. Select “Manage Videos” from the “Edit Project” drop down.
  2. Select Submission Video as Video Type.
  3. Under Option 2 (“Link Vimeo”), enter link to Vimeo video, password (optional, if password protected) and Name of Vimeo Link, and click “Save and Continue”.
  4. Confirm Vimeo Privacy Settings and click “OK”.

How do I share a Vimeo link with festivals?

For new submissions:

  1. If you have not added Vimeo link to your project, please follow these instructions.
  2. Select a festival and category that you want to submit to, click “Submit Now”, review qualification details and navigate to Submission Details Page.
  3. On Submission Details Page, select “Secure Online Screener” as Submission Format and select your Vimeo link from the “Choose Secure Online Screener” secondary drop down, complete all the submission details and submit to the festival. Your Vimeo link will be shared with the festival that you submitted to.

For past submissions:

You can associate Vimeo links with your past submissions if your submission status is still “Submitted”, you indicated “Secure Online Screener” as submission format, and you have not yet attached a screener to the submission.

If your submission meets the above criteria, please follow the instructions below for adding a Vimeo link to your submission.

  1. If you have not added a Vimeo link to your project, please follow the instructions on Add a Vimeo Link to your Project
  2. Navigate to the particular submission via the Submissions tab and click to go to its Submission Confirmation page.
  3. On the Submission Conformation page, select the Vimeo link from the drop down menu and click “Attach Screener”. Your Vimeo link will be shared with the festival.

If your submission status is still “Submitted” and you have previously attached a screener to the submission, please contact us for further assistance.

Can I password protect my Vimeo link when I share it with festivals?

Yes. If you have password protected your Vimeo video, you can share the password with festivals that you submit to. You can enter the password details along with Vimeo link on the Manage Videos page.

How does the festival view my Vimeo video?

The festival can view your Vimeo video in the project details page, similar to how they would view a video uploaded to Withoutabox. The difference is that the festival team may need to enter a password provided by you to unlock the Vimeo video (when password protected). From the project view / details page, the festival can click the Vimeo video, copy the password shown on the page (if available), enter the password using the text input provided on the player window. The video will start to play in the embedded Vimeo player on Withoutabox.

I already uploaded my project video to Withoutabox / IMDb. How do I replace the video with a Vimeo link?

We do not support replacing the existing video attached to a submission with a Vimeo link; however, you can attach Vimeo links to your new submissions or to submissions for which you have not attached an online screener yet. You can attach a Vimeo link to your submission when you submit to a festival. Please contact us for further assistance.

Can I update Vimeo details after attaching the link to a submission?

Yes. You can update Vimeo details including link, password and title both before and after attaching the link to a submission. Please follow the instructions below for updating Vimeo details.

  1. Navigate to your project page. Select “Manage Videos” from the “Edit Project” drop down.
  2. Select Submission Video as Video Type.
  3. Under Option 2 (“Link Vimeo”), update the Vimeo Link, password and name of the Vimeo link (if desired), and click “Save and Continue”.
  4. Confirm Vimeo Privacy Settings and click “Ok”.

The new link will appear on all previous submissions using Vimeo as the screener option automatically.

Can I remove the Vimeo link associated with my project?

You can remove the Vimeo link if the link is not attached to any active submissions. For removing the Vimeo link:

  1. Navigate to your project page. Select “Manage Videos” from the “Edit Project” drop down.
  2. Select “Submission Video” as Video Type.
  3. Under Option 2 (“Link Vimeo”), clear out all the fields including Vimeo link, password (if any) and Name of Vimeo Link (if present), and click “Save and Continue”.

How can I watch the Vimeo video associated with my project?

You can watch your Vimeo video on your project page. If your project contains multiple submission videos including videos hosted on Withoutabox/IMDb and Vimeo link, the most recent submission video (Withoutabox Video or Vimeo link) will be displayed as the primary video on your project page. You can navigate to the Videos tab to view all the submission videos including those hosted on Vimeo. Please note, festivals will only see the particular submission video / Secure Online Screener that you attached at the point of submission.

Can I upload a video to Withoutabox / IMDb and include a Vimeo link as well?

Yes. We support both direct uploads to Withoutabox / IMDb as well as Vimeo links. Please note that you will only be able to provide one screener with each submission you make.

Are there any differences between uploading video to Withoutabox and providing Vimeo links?

Our goal is to provide convenient options for you to submit your project to festivals. If you already uploaded a Submission Video to Withoutabox, we recommend using the Withoutabox video to submit to festivals. You can upload file sizes up to 10GB with support for 1080p HD playback.

If you have your submission video hosted on Vimeo, feel free to include the link to your video along with any password and this can be shared with any festivals you submit to. When using the Vimeo link option, the film “still” will not be displayed on the project page that festivals see, and festivals will need to enter the password you provide. However, we understand this may be more convenient for you if you have already uploaded your video to Vimeo.

Why do I need to confirm Vimeo privacy settings while saving the Vimeo link?

We need to ensure that your video’s Vimeo privacy settings are correctly set for festival judges to watch it. Please ensure that the privacy settings are set to the following:

  • Viewable only to people with a password or a private link.
  • Allow your video to be embedded.

Note: We are only requesting that the video be embeddable to allow the festivals to watch your video on our site. If you have concerns about embedding your video anywhere, you can specify www.withoutabox.com as one of the domains that is permitted to embed your video (you can control the domain settings on Vimeo if you are a Vimeo PRO or Plus member).

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