Anyone can submit a film. While submission does not guarantee that your film will be screened, there is no submission fee. So if you’d like to be the next filmmaker to screen with us complete this form.

If your film is selected to screen at Cinema Lounge, you will need to provide us with a digital file using these export settings:

From Quicktime 
Export Format: “iPad, iPhone 4 & Apple TV”
From Premiere / Adobe Media Encoder
Use “H.264 Format with the Preset: Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4 and newer – 720p 23.976
From Compressor
Use this built-in preset:
“H.264 for iPad and iPhone 4”


  • Link to movie or trailer online (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
  • Password to URL above, If applicable
  • To be used for publicity materials. 200 character limit.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
    Upload a screenshot or production still from your film. File formats allowed: jpg, gif, png, pdf. Be sure files names do not include special characters or extra spaces!
  • Think Ahead!

    Cinema Lounge screens works from an iPad. If your work is selected we will need a projection ready download with the following settings:
  • Compressor 

    Preset: "H.264 for iPad and iPhone 4" 
  • Quicktime

    Format: "iPad, iPhone 4 & Apple TV" 
  • Premiere / Adobe Media Encoder 

    Format: "H.264" and Preset: "Apple TV, iPad, iPhone 4 and newer - 720p 23.976"
    I have read and understood each provision listed below, and I accept and agree with each of the following: 1. I am duly authorized to submit this film to IFP MN and understand that IFP MN holds the right to screen my film for Cinema Lounge, promotional purposes, and to extract clips from this film for promotional purposes. 2. I understand that submission does not guarantee selection. 3. IFP MN has complete discretion over programming and scheduling of films. 4. IFP MN has the right to use my name, photograph, likeness, voice and sounds in connection with Cinema Lounge and IFP MN. 5. I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted materials, and IFP MN shall have no obligation with respect thereto.
  • Ready to Submit?

    If you experience a problem when hitting the submit button button or receive a non-specific error message please check the file formats and/or titles for the image upload above. (File formats allowed: jpg, gif, png, pdf. Be sure files names do not include special characters or extra spaces!)