ARISE Challenge (2022)

Here are the guidelines to qualify for this particular OIF Screening.  Please review the General Film Submission Guidelines, which are incorporated herein as an integral part of this document. 

Entry for this Challenge is FREE to OIF group members.

Standard Challenge Entry Guidelines

You warrant that you are not a director, writer or lead actor directly participating in more than one film being submitted to the current OIF Challenge.

An actor may only participate in THREE LEADING/SUPPORTING roles with a MAX of (2) LEAD roles in OIF Challenge Productions to be eligible for an award.

It is the responsibility of the filmmaker submitting their entry to ensure their crew and talent are aware of any guidelines pertaining to their participation in this Challenge.

At the beginning of the timeline, immediately following the ratings board (see samples), the film should contain a black matte with, this graphic overlaid (click on image, then right-click on larger image to “save-as”), identifying the film as part of an OIF Challenge Entry.  The two boards, the ratings board and the OIF Challenge Identification board should be shown for three seconds each. The display of these required graphics are not considered part of the running time limit for the Challenge.

Once completed, selected qualifying films will secure a screening spot at the OIF premiere. Your film may NOT be shown elsewhere prior to the set OIF Challenge screening date.  The OIF screening is a PRIVATE film PREMIERE event open to members and their guests ONLY.  This condition enables you to satisfy the non-public-showing requirement for most film festivals.

Please visit the submission page at to send us a copy of any of the following:

Your Film for Challenge entry, the Film Poster, Film Trailer, Filmmaker Bio.
Additional resources may be available to you on this page as well.

Required Film specs: 

Final:  H.264 mp4 format, 16:9 aspect ratio (1920×1080).
* Other aspect ratios will be letterboxed into 1080p frame size. 
* Any other frame size will be either sized up or down to 1080p for screening purposes. 
Frame Rates: 23.98, 24, 29.97, 30 fps

Audio Settings:
Audio format: AAC 48Khz stereo at 320kbps 
Normalize overall Audio levels to a MAX -3db.  NO PEAKING to zero db or above  (In general, keep your audio output to 24 LUFS)
Normalize dialogue levels set -12 to -6 

it rate: 15 Mbps target for a 1080HD ier