Shiz Annual Red-Carpet Events (SARCE)
SARCE AUS: 2021 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 (Austin, original)
SARCE LAX: 2021 | 2019 (Hollywood)
SARCE ATTIC AUS: 2021 | 2019 (Austin)
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Digital Cinema Package Submission Information

UPDATE 2018-11-27 23:38 CST UTC -6: We will be partnering with Simple DCP in our SARCE Events of 2021, not for SARCE Events of 2019. For all SARCE Events of 2019 (excluding SARCE Attic), please follow the instructions posted below.

The information below has been updated 2018-04-14 22:00 CDT UTC -5.

The following applies to SARCE Attic as well and will be in a movie theater.

SARCE LAX 2019 may or may not require DCP. More details are to come within a few weeks.

Video Files and DCP Uploads

Our venues/theaters are equipped with 4K projectors. If you plan on producing your own DCP's for film festivals, we recommend that you produce a 2K DCP and 4K DCP (if applicable) so it is compatible with 2K projectors for other film festivals. 4K DCP are compatible with 2K projectors, but there is loss in quality in the viewing. Please send us the 4K DCP package, if you have it. Movies produced in 1080p HD or lower, 2K DCP is good enough.

If selected, please send us the BEST video quality and audio quality media. If in 4K, please send the 4K video file. You can send us video files with embedded 5.1/7.1 surround sound. Or you can send us the surround sound audio as a singular audio file or 6/8 independent audio files. Please make sure you label each audio file the position of the speakers.

- Surround Sound Audio Files to include:
- 5.1 Surround: Front Left, Front Center, Front Right, Surround Left, Surround Right, and LFE (BASS).
- 7.1 Surround: Will include Rear Left, Rear Right

Video Files Uploads

Google Drive:
MEGASync (nz):
OneDrive for Business:
We Transfer:

Got DCP?

You can produce your own DCP files and it is not hard at all. There are some open source (FREE) applications that can create your DCP files.

Please do not use Adobe Premiere to create your DCP's. For some reason, the Adobe Premiere DCP output does not work with our theater's server playback system. Please use another method for creating DCP packages or talk to us about creating a DCP package for you. Plus, Adobe Premiere does not render 4K or Surround Sound DCPs.

Stereo Audio: If your movie was produced in 2.0 stereo, we would like some of that audio data to go to the LFE (low-frequency enhanced) channel. Please utilize the front left, front center, and front right channels. For the front center channel, create a mono mix of the dialog only and place it in the front center channel. Just mute the sound effects tracks in your video editor before rendering. You can copy the front left and front right channels to the surround channels as well; surround left and surround right. If you want to go crazy, copy the same to rear left and rear right. Why not? For the LFE channel, create a mono mix and add a roll off at 120 Hz. Add it to the LFE channel and now you got BASS. Your 2.0 stereo track will sound amazing.

Surround Audio: This is the best way to distribute your audio. 5.1 surround or even 7.1 surround. Magix (Sony) Vegas Pro and Final Cut Pro are capable of producing 5.1 audio mixes. Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve is capable of producing 5.1 and 7.1 mixes. iMovie is capable of 2.0 stereo mix only. See Stereo Audio above.

5.1 Surround Sound: Front left, front center, front right, surround left, surround right, and LFE (low-frequency enhanced) channel.

7.1 Surround Sound: Adds rear left and rear right.

4K movies: If you originally produced your movie in 4K or better, please produce a 4K DCP. You paid a lot of money to produce your 4K movie so why not show your movie in all of its glory. It looks fantastic on a large screen. Some movie theaters are only equipped with 2K projectors. Always produce both 2K and 4K DCP's for different movie theater venues and different film festivals. It is important that you contact the film festival staff to find out if you need to send a 2K DCP or 4K DCP.

SARCE AUS and SARCE Attic AUS venue is equipped with 4K projectors. Please send the 4K to us.

SARCE LAX venue may or may not be DCP compatible. More information to come in the next few weeks.

2K movies: You can upscale you movie to 4K, but there is no need. 2K looks great projecting from a 2K projector or 4K projector. We would gladly accept your 2K DCP.

1080p or 720p HD movies: You will need to upscale your movie to 2K. However, the 1920x1080 ratio is not the same ratio as 2K DCP ratio. A 2K ratio is 1998x1080 which will add barely noticeable black bars on the left and right of the screen. Do not worry, the video quality is still great if you use Final Cut Pro, DaVinci, or Vegas Pro. 720p movies, you may notice a few artifacts only noticeable by someone with a trained eye. The average eye will not notice the artifacts in your video.

Even if you produced the DCP yourself, please send us the best video quality of your movie:
MOV, MP4, WMV and 5.1 surround sound if applicable. We will be using portions of the video file for promotional use only. See RULES for details.

Need a DCP? We got you!

We could create the DCP Package for you at no charge so you do not have to do it yourself. We will do it for you at no extra cost, just for SARCE. However, if you want a copy of the DCP we created, there is a cost for that. Please visit the following site for details. Remember, the extra cost is only if you want a copy of the DCP files in 4K and 2K:

Stereo Audio: If you movie was produced in 2.0 stereo sound, we will make it sound like it has surround sound by copying the audio date into all 5 channels of audio, plus creating a powerful track for the LFE (low-frequency enhanced) channel.

Surround Audio: If your movie was produced in 5.1 surround or 7.1 surround, please send us six or eight 48 kHz or 96 kHz individual wav files at 16-bit or 24-bit each. Please label your wav files with the speaker positions. Do not send us 44.1 kHz or 88.2 kHz wav files.

Any questions, please Email

Creating DCP (Digital Cinema Packages) with Vegas Pro and OpenDCP (YouTube Video)

NOTE: The demonstration in this video is for Sony Vegas Pro 14.0. If you watch this video, it will give you some idea on how to use other video editing tools along with OpenDCP to create DCP Packages.

YouTube Link

SARCE ATTIC Video File Submission Information

Since SARCE ATTIC will be in a movie theater, we will need DCP's created. Please see DCP Instructions.

Video Files Uploads

Google Drive:
MEGASync (nz):
OneDrive for Business:
We Transfer:

Any questions, please Email


Standard information for all SARCE and SARCE Attic Events.

Excessive Language and Content

The film festival is divided into two parts; child friendly and teen friendly. Adult language is acceptable, just not excessive. Nudity or full sex scenes are not acceptable. Foreplay talk is acceptable, in other words, we know what's next but you do not see it. Violence and adult language are allowed, just not excessive.

We reserve the right to exclude any film submission without explanation.


The Directors have the final say on the selection of films.

We will use FilmFreeway to make our selections.

Terms of Conditions and Privacy Policy

We will follow EventBrite's, Square's and FilmFreeway's Terms of Service.

SARCE and Shiz Privacy Policy:

Refunds are restricted to the policy set forth by FilmFreeway.

Rules and Your Movie

We only accept submissions that are independently made. We do not accept films backed by a major movie studio. If you are a major movie studio and want to show your trailer, please contact us at You will be given the advertising rate for submission.

Multiple films from one producer are allowed as separate entries.

There is no restrictions of your movie being submitted to other film festivals and screenings. In fact, we recommend that you submit your film to as many film festivals and screenings as possible.

There is no restrictions of your movie being on public video sharing or social media sites (i.e. Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc.).

We will be using no more than 20 seconds of your video for a trailer that will promote this event. 20 seconds of the film will also be used for other promotional needs, even for future SARCE events. We may edit the trailer you submit for timing of our SARCE trailer.

We loves photos. The photos that you submit in FilmFreeway will be included in the pre-show slide presentation. If you did not add any of your photos, please send us photos to

You are giving us the right to use up to 20 seconds of your movie for any promotion for this event and all future events.

We will not exploit anything that can be consider spoilers.

The movie is yours, we did not make it.

Some SARCE Events are hosted in movie theaters. Please go to DCP Instructions for information about DCP.

Pre-Show and Intermission Slide Show

We will show small clips of your movie and pictures you shared with us on the large screen during the pre-show and intermission. That video will be uploaded to YouTube. You can see an example of the pre-show video.

SARCE 2018 pre-show video on YouTube.


If you served in the United States or United Kingdom military service, there is a category for discounted price for short films under 21 minutes. You have to be currently serving or previous served. In the submission at FilmFreeway, please mention your job, MOS, rank, current/last duty station and how long you have or are serving.

Law Enforcement and Emergency Services falls into this category.


Students must provide a copy of their current student ID. If the film was made while in school and you are not a student anymore, the film must be identified as a student film. In the credits, it must display the school name, instructors name or class ID and mention that it is a student film. If you are currently a student, the film does not have to be a student film.

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Please visit here for up-to-date information. These rules are subject to change at any time.

Any questions, please Email



"Keep it going, Keep it moving, Don't stop!"

Shiz Annual Red Carpet-Events (SARCE) is the building of a collective of emerging and seasoned filmmakers who wish to bring a positive and entertaining spin to the world of cinema. We are open to filmmakers of all genres; to include documentaries, animations, comedy, horror, drama, action, and human interest. It takes a lot of time, energy, money, and creativity to create. This event is to bring forth the hard work we put into our films.

SARCE is hosted by Shiz, LLC and Evolve.Forward.Media Productions, LLC. Shiz and Evolve.Forward.Media are a veteran and family owned production company. The organizers of SARCE are U.S. military war veterans. The event will showcase all short films produced in 2017 by Shiz, Evolve.Forward.Media, partners and associates of.

SARCE is devoted to all narrative films of all genres that are committed to diversity, authenticity, and show a conscious and curiosity of the world around us. Starting out as a red carpet event, we are now opening our commitment to community and collaboration to many filmmakers.

With the success of our first event, February 25, 2017, we feel that we can honor your hard work on a large silver screen in beautiful DCP 2K/4K format with 5.1 surround sound in a stadium seating theater in Kyle TX.

SARCE AUS (Kyle TX south of Austin TX) and SARCE LAX (Los Angeles / Hollywood CA) features films no more than 5 years old in a movie theater setting. SARCE Attic AUS (Austin TX) features films that are much older than 5 years.

Along with local filmmakers and film festival organizers, we are building a community. We want to bring everyone together to meet and greet, and enjoy the wonderful talent we have around us. We do, however, accept films from around the world.

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