Feature Submissions are not required to send in picture to be considered for nomination. It is suggested that you send in DVDs (Standard or Blu Ray) if the film has a limited release or is a foreign film that may have not been seen by a large portion of the voting membership. *Commercial DVDs are acceptable. *Digital options are acceptable such as film links.
**The MPSE office does its best to work with all of the distributors and marketing offices to ensure that picture can be acquired for the judges and for the award's show purposes if a film is nominated.
The preferred format of screening copies for Broadcast Media is streaming and/or digital upload.
Uploaded Video Specs:
For video previews, we support popular web, consumer and professional media formats. Examples include 3GP, AAC, AVI, FLV, MP4 and MPEG-2. We do not support reading Apple ProRes files or raw camera formats like ARRI and RED at this time. Files cannot be larger than 1920x1080 and 10gigs.
Stereo and/or 5.1 audio are acceptable with submissions. The editing quality, choices, execution, and overall excellence is being judged. The Mix is not the main consideration when a submission is being judged.
Should the submission not be available via streaming or digital upload, the submitter must supply a minimum of ten (10) separate NTSC DVDs for each category a particular episode is entered for consideration. These screening copies must be received by the MPSE office by the submission deadline or the submission will not be considered for nomination.
If Blu-Ray is preferred by the submitter, the minimum number of copies accepted is ten (10).
Gaming submissions require an output to either DVD, flash drive, or digital link such as YouTube, Vimeo, or recorded Twitch file
Special Venue submissions will require an output to either DVD, flash drive, digital link such as YouTube, Vimeo, or Twitch, or if it is an installation such as an "Experience" that is at a specific location will require times to be reserved for judges.
VR Interactive submissions will require the submitter to supply the technical specs required to properly judge the submission. For example: VR Goggle Type, Playback System, etc.
Motion Picture Sound Editors
10061 Riverside Drive, PMB 751
Toluca Lake, CA 91602-2550 USA
PLEASE LABEL YOUR SCREENING COPIES using the following convention:
SHOW TITLE, CATEGORY, SUBMITTER NAME & CONTACT INFO (email).