Additional materials are requested by the Academy for use in the awards process or for preservation at the Academy Film Archive or Library.
These materials are optional and are not used for voting purposes if the film is submitted for General Entry (please refer to submission requirements for your category) however, if you are shortlisted or nominated we will require some of these materials at a later date. Therefore we prefer they are submitted with your initial submission for the ASR.
Please upload these materials through the Additional Materials section of the upload page only.
If available, please provide the following images:
Artwork that is a vertical or horizontal image with only the film title. Key Art should not include quotes, taglines, credits, copyrights, or billing blocks.
Posters are high resolution vertical or horizontal images that include a key image together with a film title, credits and/or billing block.
KEY STILL FRAMES AND KEY CAST FRAMES:
Key Still Frames are textless, high resolution images taken from a film. The image may be off-camera or a still image scene. Up to 5 key stills should be included.
Key Cast Frames are textless, high resolution images of the main character(s) in a scene. Provide one (1) to ten (10) high resolution gallery images for each main cast member. The same key cast frames can also be submitted as Key Still Frames.
Promotional Images are high resolution images used to promote a film.
Production Art includes final design concepts from costume, set design, animation artwork, make-up concept art, etc., anything that brings together the look of the movie.
ADDITIONAL ARTWORK IMAGE SPECIFICATIONS
Please ensure your additional artwork matches the specifications below:
Horizonal: 6000px (w) X 4800px (h) or
Vertical: 4800px (w) X 6000px (h)
File Format: TIFF preferred, JPG acceptable
Alternate specs: at minimum 6000px (w) X 4800px (h) or 4800px (w) X 6000px (h) at 300ppi
A film trailer is defined as a short preview of a film which is composed of clips demonstrating the highlights, general plot, and mood of a film. Film Trailer video frame rate and codec should match the original film. Please refer to the film’s uploaded source file and the Academy’s acceptable video and audio specifications.
Film Trailers should not have any auditory or visual call-to-action messaging (e.g. “Now on DVD”), website/social media call outs (e.g. “#myfilm” or “@myfilm”), or date mentions (e.g. “Coming Soon”, "This September", "This Summer").
Film Trailers should not have any watermarks and all language (dialogue, graphic cards) should be in the same language as the film’s source file
Promotional Videos and Clips are supplemental videos that are not trailers. Promotional Videos and Clips may include interviews with key people involved in the making of a film, behind the scenes footage, teasers, featurettes, etc.
Promotional Video and Clips frame rates and codecs should match the original film. Please refer to the film’s uploaded source file and the Academy’s acceptable delivery format specifications.
A press kit is a set of materials a filmmaker, production, or publicist puts together that can be distributed to the press. This typically includes the following:
Synopses of the film
Biographies of the film’s cast and crew
A fact sheet outlining details such as where the film was shot, production time, credits, etc.
Document Specifications for Press Kits:
File Format: PDF preferred, MS Word docs, JPG, and TIFF
File size: Letter, Legal, A2 size
Minimum file size at least 300ppi at 11 inches minimum