Material Specs

Along with a completed entry form please submit:

1) One full episode (in the case of a series), the program in its entirety (in the case of one-offs); or a 2-minute demo video in the case of Apps and Virtual Reality entries. 

2) One 30-second clip from the program. This must be a direct lift, not a promotional trailer or compilation of scenes.

3) Two high-res promotional images: 

One landscape orientation image of the show/talent only, no logos, show titles or other text.

One promotional photo which may include logos, show titles or other text.

4) One 30-second music clip from the program. 

For Podcast of the Year, please submit:

1) One full episode (in the case of a series), or the program in its entirety (in the case of one-offs).

2) Two high-res promotional images: 

One landscape orientation image of the show/talent only, no logos, show titles or other text.

One promotional photo which may include logos, show titles or other text.

 

Video Specs for Full Program/Interactive Content Upload:

  • File format: H.264 MPEG-4 video in .mp4 file format
  • File size limit: 500 MB
  • Aspect ratio: 16:9 NTSC (1280 x 720)
  • Frame rate: Up to 30 frames per second (constant frame rate)
  • Profile: Main Profile Level 3.1
  • Audio: AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio
  • Please include the title of your program in the naming of the digital file provided (example: PROGRAM TITLE - full.mp4)

 

Video Specs for 30-Second Clip Upload:

  • File format: H.264 MPEG-4 video in .mp4 file format
  • File size limit: 500 MB
  • Aspect ratio:16:9 NTSC (1280 x 720)
  • Frame rate: Up to 30 frames per second (constant frame rate)
  • Profile: Main Profile Level 3.1
  • Audio: AAC-LC audio up to 320 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio
  • Must be a clean excerpt free of logos, company names, time codes etc. This is not a promotional trailer.
  • Please include the title of your program in the naming of the digital file provided (example: PROGRAM TITLE - clip.mp4)

 

Audio Specs for Podcast Upload:

  • File format: .mp3
  • Minimum 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio

 

Promotional Image Specs (2 separate photos required)

Promo Photo One:

  • File format:  .tiff or .png can be better than .jpg but all three of these formats will work.
  • Minimum 500KB, 300dpi, prefer at least 1920 pixels across
  • Landscape orientation, show/talent images only, no logos, no show titles or other text

Promo Photo Two:

  • File format: JPG
  • Minimum 500KB, 300dpi
  • Official promo photo may have logos, show titles or other text

 

30-Second Music Sting

  • File format: .mp3
  • Minimum 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio

 

Rights Clearance:

By submitting video, digital and/or any content, or any forms of entertainment, advertising or promotional materials as part of an entry to the 2020 Rockie Awards, you grant permission to The Banff World Media Festival to: show, play and/or publicly exhibit the submitted content at the 2020 Rockies Awards ceremony; to exhibit and communicate submitted content to the public by telecommunication; and to charge admission to the awards ceremony where it is exhibited. Entrant companies acknowledge and agree that The Banff World Media Festival may use the content, or any reproduction of the submitted content in whole or in part, in telecasts, webcasts, exhibits, books, pamphlets, and other publications featuring or promoting award entries, and for which The Banff World Media Festival may receive compensation. The entrant company holds all necessary rights and/or licenses for such uses of the submitted content by The Banff World Media Festival as referenced above, including all music and other works contained within the content.

Entrant companies shall be responsible and shall hold The Banff World Media Festival, its assignees and licensees harmless for talent and/or other residual fees or claims arising by or due to the uses of the submitted content by The Banff World Media Festival as referenced above. Entrant companies submitting content to the 2020 Rockie Awards certify and confirm that they have the full authority to grant the rights to The Banff World Media Festival for the uses referenced above, on its behalf and on behalf of any client for whom the content was produced.