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NZCS Awards media submissions 2016

This page will be updated prior to the announcement of the NZCS Awards 2017.

Contact information and address for media

Scan and send completed media submission form to:

Upload media files to Faspex: 
  • You may be prompted to download or update a small browser plug-in, you can disable it after the upload if you wish.
  • Each file should be named as follows: entrynumber_aspectratio_category_shorttitle. For example: 160112_2.35_shortfilm_theshining
  • If you are sending a separate publicity clip this should be named as follows: entrynumber_aspectratio_publicityclip. For example: 160112_2.35_publicityclip
  • If your file is encrypted please send the key to quoting your entry number.

OR Send physical media to:
NZCS Awards
c/- Department of Post
16 Maidstone Street
Grey Lynn
Auckland 1021
New Zealand

Entry Number

  1. Your entry number is the registration invoice number

Media Submission form download

Media submissions

  1. Each entry must be provided as a properly named separate data file, however multiple file entries may be provided on a USB or hard drive.
  2. Each file should be named as follows:  entrynumber_aspectratio_category. For example: 160112_2.35_shortfilm
  3. The full episode or production is required with the exception of segment entries in Specialised Cinematography, and News and Current Affairs.
  4. Physical media must be clearly identified with the entry number(s) clearly visible on the outside of the media.
  5. Physical media must be accompanied by a hard copy of the  completed media submission form. in additional the copy emailed to
  6. If you want physical media returned, you must include a self-addressed stamped envelope, or self-addressed prepaid courier bag with your application. Packaging should be appropriately padded.
  7. The media submission asks you to nominate a 60 second segment to use as a publicity clip.

File formats

1. Acceptable formats:


- Ideally 1920x1080 and at native framerate. (1998x1080 or 2048x858 accepted for films)
- All aspect ratios accepted but aspect ratio to be stated within filename.
- Stereo or 5.1 accepted. If 5.1, channel layout must be identified in an accompanying text document.
- 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 until 31 October 2016.
- Delivery on a CRU DX115 or standard USB3.0 drive is acceptable
- Drive format of NTFS, EXT2 or EXT are acceptable.

Should an encrypted DCP be supplied and win a prize, a small section will need to be supplied as one of the above Quicktime specification for playback during the awards evening. Alternatively this can be supplied with the entry with the file name Registration number - clip.ext

2. Media delivery

Options for delivery of media are Aspera Faspex, USB stick or hard drives.

a. Aspera Faspex, a professional file sharing website.
- A link, login name and password will be provided in the registration confirmation email.  You will need to download and install the Faspex plugin when you are prompted to do so.

b. Portable hard drives/USB
-  USB3.0
If you want your USB or hard drive returned you must include a suitable self-addressed prepaid courier pack.

4. Late entries

Late entries will not be accepted and no refund provided.

5. Responsibility

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 supporter 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.

"We battle a war, to keep post production workflows simple and understandable, but at the same time creating content to the highest international standards."

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