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NZCS Awards media submissions 2017

Before you submit media  

  1. Complete an online registration form for each of your entries and pay the fees online using your credit card.
  2. Download and completed a media submission form and email to You will need your entry number/registration invoice number.

How to submit your entry media

1. Preferred option: Upload media files 

Department of post faspex upload link
You may be prompted to download a browser plug-in, you can disable it after the upload if you wish.

2. Alternative option:  Send physical media to this address:

NZCS Awards
c/- Department of Post
16 Maidstone Street
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021
New Zealand


Be sure to clearly label media and include a prepaid self-addressed envelope if you want the media back.

          We urge you to submit media well in advance of closing date 1 August 2017. 

Media files 

  1. Each file should be renamed to begin with the entry number.  For example 123456 game of
  2. Each file should be renamed to begin with the entry number.  For example 123456 game of
  3. Physical media must be clearly identified with the entry number(s) clearly visible on the outside of the media.
  4. If you want physical media returned, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope, or self-addressed prepaid courier bag with your application. 
  5. If your file is encrypted please send the key to If you have a encrypted DCP package Department of Post has certified projectors. Contact to obtain certificates.  

Acceptable formats:


- Ideally 1920x1080 and at native frame rate. (1998x1080 or 2048x858 accepted for films)
- Stereo or 5.1 accepted. 
- Accepted Codecs;
a. H.264 QuickTime or MP4 files with a data rate of 7000 kbps or greater.
b. ProRes Quicktime, can be ProRes or ProResHQ
c. Avid DNxHD Quicktime, can be DNx120 or 185



- If encrypted a KDM will be required for week end of 2-3 September with test day before hand.

- Delivery on a CRU DX115 or standard USB3.0 drive is acceptable

- Drive format of NTFS, EXT2 or EXT are acceptable.

If you supply a DCP file a 60 publicity clip should also be supplied separately. 

Other formats:

If you cannot obtain files in the above formats please email for advice.

Data management

The data management and processing of entries is handled by the Department of Post.  NZCS does not directly handle media or data. The Department of Post is an established professional post production house and sponsor of NZCS, and they are used to handling and processing all sorts of confidential client projects.  Aside from publicity clips, the data and files will be erased after the NZCS Awards.


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