Centenary olive tree, by Carlos Relvas, 1873.
Stereoscopic albumen print. Casa dos Patudos - Museu de Alpiarça Collection

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Call for 3D short films

Stereoscopic 3D Short Film Submission Guidelines

S&I Media’s S3D Short Film Festival will include films that explore and highlight the immersive features of stereoscopic technologies.


Criteria for 3D film submissions:

  • Works should not exceed 30 minutes and must feature English subtitles where appropriate.
  • They must have been completed after January 1st 2018.
  • They can be submitted in either anaglyph or “half side-by-side”.
  • Technical specifications:
    • MPEG-4 videos, H.264 codec
    • Resolution: 1080 HD (1920×1080), 16:9 aspect ratio.
    • Frame rate: though 25 fps is preferred, we will accept films at 24, 25 or 30 fps
    • Audio: 2-channels stereo audio, encoded in AAC codec at 320 kb/s, 48 kHz


All films should be accompanied by:
– Synopsis (no more than 250 words)
– Biography of the director (no more than 150 words)


Deadline for S3D Short Film submissions: May 2nd, 2021.

Applications should be submitted via Wetransfer, Filetransfer or FTP to 3dfilm.sim@gmail.com

Notification of acceptance: May 2021.

Please provide the master files of your film in either anaglyph or “half side-by-side” format according to web standard:

  • MPEG-4, H.264 codec
  • Stereo, PCM linear
  • English subtitles


Organising Committee

  • Esther Jacopin, Independent Researcher
  • Érica Faleiro Rodrigues, CICANT – UHLT
  • Mariana Duarte, CICANT – UHLT


Selection Commitee

  • Almir Almas, director of the Cinema, Radio and TV Department, University of São Paulo
  • Ana Isabel Soares, Research Center in Arts and Communication, University of Algarve
  • Érica Faleiro Rodrigues, Centre for Research in Applied Communication, culture, and New Technologies, Lusófona University
  • Eric Kurland, director of LA 3-D Movie Festival and 3-D SPACE
  • Esther Jacopin, Script supervisor, 3D researcher
  • François Serre, Director of Courant3D Festival and President of «Prenez du relief»  
  • Manuel José Damásio, Director of Film and Media Arts Department, Lusófona University
  • Victor Fajnzylber, Director of VR-LAB, University of Chile,




Applicants are invited to submit their papers for publishing to the peer-reviewed and open access International Journal on Stereo & Immersive Media (https://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/stereo/issue/archive).



Further inquiries should be sent to stereoimmersivemedia@ulusofona.pt