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Zach Lien
11-17-2004, 05:07 AM
I put this under "contests" but got no replies; wrong area i guess. anyone that can answer this? thanks

quick few questions guys:

first- for most film festivals; festivals gauged like Sundance, do you NEED 35mm film? if so, how would i go about doing this and what are the expenses? thanks.


11-17-2004, 08:10 AM
You don't need 35mm for Sundance.

The entry form says you'll need to project in either 35, 16, or 60i HDCAM...and I know a duplication house here in Toronto can do an HDCAM uprez for about $800 CAD. So it's not out of the question of affordability :)

And many film festivals allow DigitBeta as well (which is cheaper to transfer to). I know that the Toronto Film Festival accepts Digital Beta as a projection format...

Zach Lien
11-17-2004, 08:14 AM
thanks mike- any contact info for that company?

11-17-2004, 08:24 AM

There site seems to be down at the moment...
but they have a location in Toronto, Ottawa, and soon to be in New York I believe.

11-18-2004, 08:58 AM
Hey Zach, this was a response I got back from Trevor at Precision when I inquired about transfer, for what it's worth...

Hello Alveraz,

Will your this be a standard definition 24p or high definition 24p

If standard definition the best choice from a quality stand point for
transfer will be to digital betacam ($350.44).
If this is a high definition MiniDV project I will look into costs for
conversion to digital betacam.

Unfortunately, our facility does not transfer to film.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any further questions.


Trevor Tyre
Sales Manager