Welcome to Colortape International Film Festival!

- Films, animations and commercials/promos must be filmed and submitted in standard definition (SD) or high definition (HD).

- ALL participants will be accepted and guaranteed to proceed to next level, but you MUST send us a download link (mp4). Those who can send us 2x copies of either DVD's or BluRay will receive n extra 5 points, may do so to:

Colortape, PO BO 328 Mansfield 4122 Brisbane, Australia.

Due to past outdoor screenings, a slow bandwith during plaback, our audience was not so impressed with the playback quality as the signal kept breaking off and for our viewer's convenience we have decided to use DVD/Blu Rays or other industry standard formats such as USB flash cards etc. Australia has a much slower bandwith and slower internet speed than many other countries, for example Singapore and Romania have almost double the speed than Australia, especially in regional areas. Hence, making our job much harder

Please DO NOT SEND via DHL! Normal air mail is fine.

- Entrants PLEASE submit a 300DPI rezolution film posters A4 size, title, synopsis in less than 300 words.

- All entries must be either in English or subtitled in English (or sound dub).

- Non-English entries submitted without subtitles are not eligible.

- Films should contain no logos or watermarks.

- Only complete entries (including paid fee and preview screener) will be processed.

- All Films will be preserved in the festival's film database for future reference.

- Original films are to be submitted to the festival within 7 days after selection has been announced. Once your film has been considered and selected you will be notified via email. Make sure you will provide contact and surface mail details during submission.

- Participant must meet key deadlines. Submit your projects on time.

- All participants or registered members please note, that all terms and conditions outlined online must be reviewed and agreed to.


Fees - To be eligible to participate you must register online on FilmFreeway

Thank you & Good luck.

Past & present 'Winners & Runner Ups' (click here please)

Points Marking System: how your film will be judged?(click here please)


Technical Specifications


• File format MUST be MP4, download link to be provided.

Since you have shot and made your award winning commercial or promo, after spending endless hours of pre & post production work, from filming to editing, designing and rendering, finalized your master then now it’s time to render a version of your film for web upload. Just as there are endless shooting formats; there are numerous rendering formats. Make your film stand out by delivering the highest quality, correctly formatted file. Always keep a copy of your master commercial or film safe and on file for future use. It is the responsibility of the registered member or entrant to upload the correct file format and must be as small as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL films/promos/docos/animations/vidoe musical clips/vidlets MUST be provided as a download link MP4 format, and for those seeking an extra 5 points please feel free to send us either DVD or BluRay via surface mail! Those who will not send us a 300DPI poster, the title, snopsis in less than 300 words, name and address and country of the director, will be penalized at least 10 points. Via email or surface post is OK. Please DO NOT send DHL because we have to chase them at the airport (DHL office) to collect them and it does cause us inconvenience. Normal air postage would be fine.

Deliverables: 16:9 HD preferred format. Film can be made in your native language but MUST have Englisg subtitles. Please submit your films 30DPI poster, and synopsis. Optional more info about you & your subject(s), cast and crew.
Colortape International strongly prefers submissions in High Definition Video and 16 x 9 aspect ratio, however, no participants will be excluded from any competition because they did not film in HD or because they don't have HD equipment.

Colortape International Film Festival promotes the work of filmmakers who make film or any form of digital content in their own native language, and we will be more than happy showcase them, and judge them fairly & equally with those in English languge.As long as there is a multilanguage selection option in the menu (DVD) and English subtitle embedded at the bottom of the footage (legible, clearly readable!), or SRT file attached or dubbed/syncronized in English (voice-over if the narrator is not a native English-speaker). Points will be heavily deducted if failing to provide these.


If you have any questions about these requirements PLEASE EMAIL US colortape@gmail.com


All participants or registered members please note, that all terms and conditions outlined online must be reviewed and agreed to.

Please register here (click here)

Good luck!

Past & present 'Winners & Runner Ups' (click here please)

Colortape Film Magazine for Filmmakers (PDF file preview, site under construction in 2016) (click here please)

The magazine was put together by us and features biographies, or a short synopsis, posters and photos about films submitted in our festival. Those who would like to feature in our magazine, please send us a short 300 word synopsis of your film/script/animation/docos please send us an email requesting to be included. FREE softcopy (pdf file) can be provided to those who participated in our festival. If you would like to order FREE copy please send us an email requesting a softcopy (pdf file). Note is FREE ONLY to those who participated in our festival. Alternatively, we will have hardcopies available by middle of this year for an approximate price of AUD$14 + Postage (please inquire within), order can be placed vi email. Thank you for supporting our magazine.

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