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Basic Information

The unique identifier used in the Sparq Festival Platform.
"No Response" indicates that the creator has not yet agreed or rejected screening in the festival. Other responses indicate whether the agrees to only online screening, only in-person, or both.
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Primary Language What is the primary language of the dialog throughout the film/series? If the film/series has multiple spoken languages, pick the most prevalent.
The title of your work as you market it in English language countries. If you market under your non-English title, enter that here.
What is the OFFICIAL TITLE of your film or series as you MARKET it in the primary language? If you always use the English-language title to market the work, enter the English-language title here. Make sure the title uses the spelling, capitalization, and punctuation you want used in our program and online.
Do you prefer us to use the native language title or the English title when talking about your film or series?
What will you premiere status be for this festival on the start date of this festival?
Countries What countries should be credited with this production? For most works, the answer to this question will be obvious. If your film or series was a multi-national collaboration, however, pick up to three countries that best answer this question.
The name of the production company under which your series was produced.
Provide the names of up to three people (separated by commas) who should be credited as the creators of this film or series. You may define "creator" however you like. The form will let you cheat and enter more than three people. Unfortunately, our program will include only the first three.
The names of the lead actors in your film/series.
The names of the supporting actors in your film/series.
The names of critical members of the crew such as the directors, cinematographers, ADs, etc.

Extended Meta Data

Genres Specify up to three genres in which the film or series should be classified.
Perspectives From what perspectives is this story told? This is about the story teller point of view—writers, directors, main creative forces.
Themes What themes are represented in this work?
Please provide relevant content warnings to help parents be aware of any age-sensitive content during our screenings. Select as many warnings as apply to your work.
This is your typical series logline—a description of your series in just one line. Limit: 200 characters.
A longer description of the series and its plot. Limit: 380 characters.

Social Media

A comma-separated list of hashtags used on social media when marketing this film or series.
The @account for the instagram page for this film or series.
The @account for the Twitter page associated with this film or series.
The HTTPS link to the Facebook page for this film or series.
The HTTP link to your film or series web page.
The HTTP link to your page on IMDB.

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Image Assets

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Logo The logo is for any marketing materials we put together based on your film/series. It should have a transparent background (e.g. PNG) and ideally is in a squarish aspect ratio, though we do not enforce any specific aspect ratio or dimensions.
Square Poster
Square Poster The square poster is typically used in print materials and social media. As the name implies, it should be in a square format minimally 1000x1000.
Landscape Poster
Landscape Poster
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The landscape poster is used mostly for displaying your show in the online screening catalog. It is an asset you should be able to use well beyond this festival. It's a 1920x1080 JPG image. The form will reject anything that is not 1920x1080.
Portrait Poster
Portrait Poster
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The portrait poster is used in some mobile device contexts in which the landscape poster is won't work. This is a poster with typical one-sheet dimensions—which, again, is something you should have prepared in general for promoting your work. It is a 508x752 JPG image.
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You can use this form to customize what questions are asked of creators with selected works. No matter what, we will always ask for the following fields: Studio Name, Title (English), Title (Native Language), Synopsis (English), Synopsis (Native Language), Primary Language, Preferred Title, Genres, Portrait Poster, Landscape Poster, Trailer, Screener

This text is what will be presented to creators as they opt in/out of online screening. It's a good idea to put any special warnings about intellectual property rights for them here.
Enforce Captions? Do you wish to require captions/subtitles? If so, the creator will either need to upload a captions/subtitles file, indicate that captions are embedded, or indicate that there is no dialog. They will still have the option to upload captions when not checked, but it won't be enforced.
Do you wish to allow creators to set geo-blocking rules on their film or series? You can set geo-blocking at the screening block level no matter what you allow here.
Checking this allows a creator to enter their own Google Analytics ID and see how their film or series is performing in the festival. They will not have access to any data except their own show.
Screener Deadline By what date would you like the creators to have uploaded their screener and captions?
Form Deadline On what date would you like the creators to have filled out all data except the screener upload?
Do you want to ask the creator for a one-sentence logline?
Do you want to ask the creator for a list of external social media and web links (web, IMDB, Facebook, iInstagram, and Twitter) as well as hashtags?
Do you want to ask the creator for a list of countries associated with this work?
Do you want to ask the creator for a list of the key creative forces behind the work?
Do you want to ask the creator for the list of lead actors in the work?
Do you want to ask the creator for the list of supporting actors in the work?
Do you want to ask the creator for a list of key crew members?
Do you wish to ask the creators what perspectives were behind their work?
Do you want to ask the creator what themes are represented in their works?
Do you want to ask the creator for any content warnings that should be associated with the work?
Do you want to ask the creator for a logo?
Do you want to ask the creator for a 1000x1000 poster?

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The name of your award (e.g. Best Director).
The current status of this category in the judging process.
Winner The winner of this category (visible only to accountants until the category winner is made public).
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The award type is a tool for you to organize your awards categories. They do not impact anything else in the system.
The category description has two purposes. First, it's a tool for your judges to use in evaluating the nominees. Second, it is used on the public site to talk about the nominees and winners.
Judging Deadline The date by which all judges should have their final selections in.
The judging rules govern how the system calculates a winner in a given category. Accountants always have access to override the decision of judges.
The maximum number of works that can be winners in this category. Typically, this number is 1.
The minimum number of selections that a viewer must have seen before they are allowed to participate in audience choice voting. A selection is considered seen if the viewer has watched 80% of it.
Open Nominations? When checked, this field means that judges from categories that are currently voting can nominate into this category if it has a status of nominating.
Specify Recipient? This category requires a named recipient (for example, the name of the director of the film for the Best Director category). Otherwise, the category is credited to the work as a whole.
When checked, the nominees for this category will show up on the public web site and be visible via API.
When checked, the WINNER of this category will show up on the public web site and be visible via API.

Judges

Nomination Laurels

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Black A black laurel with a transparent background.
White
White A white laurel with a transparent background.
Color
Color A full color laurel, optionally with a transparent background

Award Laurels

Black
Black A black laurel with a transparent background.
White
White A white laurel with a transparent background.
Color
Color A full color laurel, optionally with a transparent background
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ID The unique identifier for this screening block in our system.
SparqFest URL The URL you can give out to people for direct access to this resource on the SparqFest site.
The name of the screening block as it is promoted to the outside world.
Require Authentication Must a viewer be logged in to watch content? Tickets will require login regardless.
Require Ticket Is a ticket required to view this content? If yes, you will need to have at least one ticket configured with appropriate entitlements.
Allow On-Demand? This setting is useful only when you aren't requiring tickets to view a screening block. It enables viewing of the films in the screening block on-demand (from the film page) instead of as a grouped block. If you are requiring tickets, you can leave this value as "no" and let the ticket define whether someone can view on demand.
Time Zone Should the viewing window occur according to the festival's time zone or the viewer's time zone?
Start Time The time at which the screening block becomes available for viewing.
Select whether you want the duration of the screening block to last until the end of the festival or for a limited duration. If you select limited duration, you will be asked to specify a duration in the format hh:mm. For example, 2:00 would be a 2 hour block.
Promotion Starts The time (festival time zone) when the system will start promoting this screening block on the web site.
A brief description of the content in this screening block.
After the screening block is over, you viewer will automatically be sent to any web page you enter here.
One or more hashtags you will use in promoting this screening block.

Pre-rolls

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The banner used in the web site to promote this screening block.

Geo Blocking Rules

The SparqFest Platform enables you to define rules for blocking content access at both the screening block and individual film levels. How this plays out for the viewer depends on whether you actually let the creator define film-level geo-fencing rules, whether you allow on-demand access, and where the viewer is located. If a viewer comes from a location blocked by a screening block rule but not by a film rule, then they cannot watch the film in a screening block but they may be able to still watch it on-demand. Similarly, if it is blocked at the film level, but not at the screening block level, the player will skip the film when the viewer is watching a screening block.

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ID The unique identifier used in the Sparq Festival Platform.
SparqFest URL The URL you can give out to people for direct access to this resource on the SparqFest site.
RTMP URL This URL is the URL to which you will point your live streaming software/hardware. We create this URL for you when you start your live stream and it goes away when you stop the live stream.
RTMP Key Key for configuring your live stream in your live streaming software.
HLS URL programming:HELP_HLS_URL
Status A natively hosted live stream can have three states: not provisioned, provisioned, running. The system provisions the infrastructure around 48 hours before an event. After that, you can start it and it will be running.
Hosting Do you want SparqFest to host your live stream (native) or are you hosting on a third party like Facebook Live (external)?
The URL for the external web page where the audience can view this stream at the appropriate time.
Structure The structure indicates whether this live stream is purely virtual or is a simulcast of a live event. You should create the live event first if this is a simulcast.
Select the live event for which this live stream is a simulcast. You cannot change this value once saved. Only events without a simulcast live stream appear as an option.
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What kind of event is this?
Does a user need to be logged in to watch this event online? Does a user need to be logged in to watch this event online?
Require a Ticket? Is a ticket required to attend this event?
General Audience Chat? Would you like a general chat room for all audience members?
Include Q&A Chat? Would you like a special chat room for Q&A questions? Users can post questions, but only you can see them.
Stream Start At what time (festival time) does this stream start? If this is a simulcast, note that the time for the associated event is in the venue time zone.
How long is the event scheduled to last?
Kill Time To prevent accidentally leaving a live stream open, we will shut down the live stream no matter what at this time. You can leave it blank, but that risks incurring metered charges when you aren't actually using the stream.
Promotion Start The time when (festival timezone) you want to start promoting this event on the web site.
Provide a marketing description of this event as it will be promoted on the web site.
Any hashtags that are used on social media to promote this event.
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The banner that will appear on the event web page.
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ID The unique identifier used in the Sparq Festival Platform.
SparqFest URL The URL you can give out to people for direct access to this resource on the SparqFest site.
The title for the live event must be unique for this edition and is used on the web site to promote the event.
What kind of event is this?
What is the physical location of this event?
The room at this venue in which you intend to host the live event.
Require a Ticket? Is a ticket required to attend this event?
Event Start When does this event start (time should be set for the venue timezone)?
How long is the event scheduled to last?
Promotion Start The time when (festival timezone) you want to start promoting this event on the web site.
Provide a marketing description of this event as it will be promoted on the web site.
Any hashtags that are used on social media to promote this event.
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The banner that will appear on the event web page.
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ID This ID field helps uniquely identify this ticket within our system.
The name used for the ticket as you describe it for marketing purposes to the public
A plain language description of the ticket and what it gets the buyer to be used on the site.
The maximum number of these tickets that can be sold. If no limit, leave this field blank.
What set of prices should be associated with this ticket?
Sale Start The date when this ticket goes on sale to the public.
Sale End The date when this ticket is no longer on sale.
Screening Blocks To which screening blocks does this ticket provide access? You can specify all, none, or select specific blocks.
Viewing Limits If set to unlimited, the viewer is able to watch all programming blocks in the above entitlements as many times as they'd like and even watch the individual shows on-demand. Select LIMITED if you'd like to limit any of these aspects.
The maximum number of screening blocks the viewer can watch using this ticket. Leave blank if they should be able to watch as many blocks described above as they'd like.
The maximum number of times a viewer can re-watch the same screening block. Zero means they can watch the block once. Leave blank to allow an unlimited number of replays.
On-Demand Access Allow access to individual shows on-demand? If checked, a person with this ticket does not need to watch the entire screening block. This entitlement applies only to films in the screening blocks allowed by this ticket.
The maximum number of titles that may be watched on-demand by the holder of this ticket. Leave empty to make the viewer able to watch all the titles in the screening blocks for this ticket.
The maximum number of times a viewer can watch an individual title on-demand. Leave empty if you do not wish to constrain the number of on-demand replays.
Live Streams To which live streams does this ticket provide access? You can specify all, none, or select live streams.
Streaming Limits Leave this value as ALL if the ticket holder can watch all live streams specified above without limit. Select LIMITED and enter a limit if you want to limit the bearer to a specific number of live streams.
The number of live streams the ticket holder can watch using this ticket.
In Person Events To which in-person/networking events does this ticket provide access? You can specify all or none at this time.
Attendance Limits Leave this value as ALL if the ticket holder can attend all events specified above without limit. Select LIMITED and enter a limit if you want to limit the bearer to a specific number of events.
The number of events which the bearer is entitled to attend.
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Most film festivals have an abbreviation they use in social media and other quick communication forms (for example, Minnesota WebFest -> MNWF).
The full, formal name of your festival with preferred capitalization and spelling.
Title of your sparqfest.live site as appears in the title bar of the web browser.
A shorter name for the festival to be used in informal contexts, especially in forms in this application.
This is the currency currently configured for your festival. If you need to change this, reach out to the SparqFest team.
Image Scaling Indicate the degree to which you are willing to allow creators to deviate from the target image size when uploading an image. The "Down Only" option requires uploaded images to be the required size or larger. The "Reasonable" setting will upscale as long as the image is "close enough". The "Always Scale" setting will scale anything up to the required size, even if the result looks awful.
Cropping Options Indicate how strictly you want the system to adhere to the required dimensions. If you select anything other than "Do Not Crop", the system will crop the uploaded images to match the target dimensions. Under the "Reasonable" setting, it will do so only if the uploaded dimensions are close to the target dimensions. For "Always Crop", it will crop no matter how far off the uploaded image is.
Is this festival a non-profit? Are you legally registered as a non-profit entity in the jurisdiction in which you operate?
Does this festival accept donations? If you select this option, the online site will prompt your audience to donate to your festival where appropriate.
Include in App? Do you want your festival to be listed along with other festivals in the SparqFest app?
Events in Main Carousel? Do you wish to rotate the banners for your programming in the big carousel on the home page?
Include Genres Tab? Do you wish to provide a listing of selections by genre?
Include Perspectives Tab? Do you wish to provide a listing of selections by creator perspective? You must include this information in the creator questionnaire to be relevant.
Include Themes Tab? Do you wish to provide a listing of selections by content theme? You must include this information in the creator questionnaire to be relevant.
Include Languages Tab? Do you wish to provide a listing of selections by language?
Include Countries Tab? Do you wish to provide a listing of selections by country?
The URL to your external merchandise store. When set and you mark the store as active, links will appear directing visitors to your merchandise shop.
Store Active? Is your merchandise store currently active?
A list of hashtags you use on social media independent of what year/edition you are talking about. You will also be able to add edition-specific hashtags later.
The HTTPS link to the main festival Facebook page.
The HTTPS link to the offical web page for your festival.
The Instagram account associated with your festival.
The Twitter account associated with your festival.
The primary color is used for things like the header and footer.
The primary contrast color is used for things like text that will appear on top of the primary color. It should therefore contrast well with the primary color.
The secondary color is used for things like menus and other places that need a heavy color to contrast with the primary color.
The secondary contrast color is used for things like text that will appear on top of the secondary color.
The highlight color is used all over the user interface to help highlight elements. It should be bright and contrast well with white.
The error color is used to call out errors. It should not look like any other color in the color palette. In Western cultures, this color is typically a shade of red.

This may seem like a dumb question, but we want to know how you define white in your color palette. Pure white (rgb(255,255,255)) is generally not a good white.
This may seem like a dumb question, but we want to know how you define black in your color palette. Pure black (rgb(0,0,0)) is generally not a good black.
The goal here is to pick a version white that is warmer than your standard white. Ideally, it should have enough off a contrast with your standard white to be noticeable.
Your gray should be a dark enough shade of gray that it will appear on your white and light background colors.

The light background color is used when the design calls for a lighter background with darker text (like paper).
The dark background color is used when the design calls for a darker background with lighter text.
The alt light background color is used in special scenarios where we need a light background, but it should be different from the main light background color. Consider a cooler white, a gray, or very light blue.

The color of divider lines. It should contrast well with everything else, but not be gaudy.
The color of overlay backgrounds. Use the transparency slider for this. The primary use of this is the transparency for the header navigation.
The color of shadowed elements. In general you won't change this one. Still, it should have some level of transparency to it.
Site Logo An all-white or mostly-white logo for your site that looks good when placed on top of your primary and secondary colors. Ideally, this logo should have a transparent background.
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A "favicon" is the tiny icon that shows in your browser tabs and history. It should be a square graphic that looks good small.
Social Banner
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This poster (1920x1080) is what people will see in Facebook and other social media when your site shared is shared on social media.

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The name for this edition of the festival, typically the festival name plus the year.
Screening Model Do you plan to have screenings? Will all screenings be online? In-person? Both? Or will some be in-person and some be online (mixed)?
Time Zone Listed What is the default time zone for most events? You can set a different value on a case-by-case basis, but this value will be the default.
Default Time Zones To When creating screening blocks, do you want the default time zone to be the festival time zone or the user's time zone? You can change this for individual screening blocks when you edit them.
Event Start The day (start of day, festival time) when the first event of this edition starts.
Event End The day (end of day, festival time) when the last event of this edition ends.
Publicize Selections? Do you wish your list of Official Selections to be available to the public before you have put them in screening blocks? Anything in a screening block is public if that screening block is promoting. Otherwise, it will be hidden from the public feed and anywhere we mention Official Selections unless this value is "Yes".
The primary city in which the event itself will take place (or the home of the festival if virtual)
Country The primary country in which the event will take place (or the home of the festival if virtual)
The link to the FilmFreeway page or other page where you accept submissions while submissions are open.
Submissions Begin When do you/did you start accepting submissions for this edition?
Notification Date The date when notifications will go out to official selections via FilmFreeway or other mechanism.
A comma-separated list of hashtags specific to THIS EDITION. Do not enter your general festival hashtags.

Video Assets

Banners

Welcome Banner
Welcome Banner
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The welcome banner (1940x692) is the poster that displays on the home page in the lead up to the festival until the festival actually starts.
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The post-festival banner (1940x692) is the banner on the home page that displays once the festival is over or there are no more items to promote.

Selection Laurels

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Black A black laurel with a transparent background.
White
White A white laurel with a transparent background.
Color
Color A full color laurel, optionally with a transparent background
Select one language as the site's "primary language" and any number of other languages as "supported languages".

In practice, there's not much difference between the primary language and supported languages except the system will default to the primary language when the context is unclear or global. We always add English into the mix for support purposes. If you would like us to support a language not listed here, we can add support for a fee. The process involves us building an initial machine language translation of the site and then sending that data to a translator (and thus the fee).

PICK ONLY THE BARE MINIMUM OF LANGUAGES NEEDED FOR YOUR AUDIENCE. We do machine translation of all user-generated content and selecting too many languages can create confusion for some audiences. Once you make changes, it may take a few hours for the new languages to show up on the site.
The primary language used by the site for default presentation of content when the context is unclear or shared.
Supported Languages A list of languages other than the primary language you wish to support on your site. Include only languages core to your viewer base.

Dictionaries

The text that appears on this web site and in the various portals is stored in dictionaries with translations for all supported languages. Select a dictionary below to customize the text creators, judges, and the public see on your site. You may manually provide your own translations or let the cloud take a first pass at performing translations.

NOTE: The full list of dictionaries on the left do not appear in production. Only the subset of dictionaries relevant to site customization are shown. Editing dictionaries in this development environment impacts all customers for this platform and become active for all customers on their next dictionary cache rebuild.

The "creators" dictionary contains the text for the Creator Portal.

The "judging" dictionary contains the text for the Judges Portal.

The "public" dictionary contains the text for the pubic site.

The "email" dictionary contains the text for the emails that we send.

To replace text in our interface with terminology specific to your site or to substitute your own translations, search for the word you want to replace to find any matches in the dictionary. You may then select the word or phrase you want to change and manage the text and its translations.

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Genres are the most common way to classify films and episodic content. In this section, you can customize the list of genres supported by the site.
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Themes are a free-form way of categorizing content in a way that reflects your site.
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A perspective represents the creative lens through which the work was developed—the life experience of the writers or series creators. Customize the list of perspectives to fit your site's diversity objectives.
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At this point, we need your tax ID only if you want it to display on your receipt. We store this encrypted in our database.
Do you want us to include your tax ID on the receipts we send to people who pay you money?
Custom text that will be included in the body of every receipt.
Custom text for the footer of the receipt that explains your non-profit status. Leave blank if you are a for-profit entity.
The frequency with which we send you reports of ticket and other sales. Leave blank or set to zero if you do not wish to receive these reports.
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The name of the venue as it will be displayed on the web site.
Indicates whether or not this venue allows alcoholic beverages.
How many people can this venue fit?
A description of the venue that will be used on the web site when promoting events at this venue.
Time Zone Listed What is the default time zone for most events? You can set a different value on a case-by-case basis, but this value will be the default.
Provide the mailing address.
Provide the mailing address.
The city of the mailing address.
The zip/postal code for the mailing address
The state or province associated with the mailing address.
Country The country of the mailing address
The URL of the web site for this venue.
The URL of the Facebook page for this venue.
The Instagram account associated with the venue.
The Twitter account associated with the venue.
These notes are for internal use only. They exist to help you plan event scheduling and are not made available to the general public.

Rooms

Venue Poster
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The venue poster is a 1920x1080 poster that is used on the web page for the venue generated by the SparqFest platform.

Integrations

<p>We provide direct integration into a number of third-party systems. In this section, you can configure the SparqFest connection to those systems.</p>

Google Analytics

<p>SparqFest sends audience activity to Google Analytics so you can do a deep analysis of what's going on during your festival. Google Analytics is a free service from Google and it is easy to get set up.</p>
This is your Google Analytics tracking ID. It starts either with "UA-" (old) or "G-" (v4) and ends with a number of digits, e.g. "UA-123456" or "G-123456".

Email Marketing

<p>If you use a supported email marketing tool, we can push email addresses of audience members, creators, judges, and others into that tool. We currently support only Mailchimp. If you use another system, let us know so we can add it to our roadmap.</p>
Which email marketing service do you use?
Every Mailchimp customer is attached to a specific server. We need to know your server. If you don't know it, just login to Mailchimp and paste the URL of your Mailchimp Dashboard here and we'll figure it out for you.
[NOTE: This field is stored encrypted in our database and is not shown here on this form. You do not need to enter it if you are just updating the other Mailchimp configuration values.] In your Mailchimp dashboard, go to your account and find the Extras tab. Under that tab, you will find an API Keys option. Click the "Create a Key" link and copy that key into this field.
The merge field key for the first name field in Mailchimp. If you don't know what this question is asking, the answer is FNAME.
The merge field key for the last name field in Mailchimp. If you don't know what this question is asking, the answer is LNAME.
The tag we will us to tag staff creators added to your mailing list. Leave the default if you don't have anything configured.
The tag we will us to tag judges added to your mailing list. Leave the default if you don't have anything configured.
The tag we will us to tag staff members added to your mailing list. Leave the default if you don't have anything configured.
The tag we will us to tag audience members added to your mailing list. Leave the default if you don't have anything configured.
Into which mailing list should we add people? We use different tags to tag different kinds of users and place them all into a single mailing list per Mailchimp best practices.

Email Settings

<p>The email settings define where emails sent by the SparqFest platform originate. After you change the email sender, you will receive an email from <b>Amazon Web Services</b> asking you to confirm the email.</p><p>IMPORTANT: ALL EMAILS YOU SEND WILL FAIL SILENTLY UNTIL YOU CONFIRM YOUR EMAIL!</p>
The name recipients will see when they receive email from the system. It can either be the name of a real person or simply the name of the festival itself.
A real email address from which all emails sent through this platform will originate. Someone should be reading emails from this account.

Recipients This is the list of people who will be sent your message.
The subject of your message.
The main content of your message.
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Is this video 4K/UHD? Answer yes only if the video is actually 4k or higher in resolution.
Does this video have any dialog? Check yes if your video include any dialog

Selection Runtime The runtime of this selection based on the screener uploaded by the creator. Does not include any supplemental content.
Select one or more screening blocks into which this selection should be programmed (current block runtimes in parentheses).

Selections You can add one or more selections at once. Just type in the name and select it from any matches.
An email address where the invitation will be sent.
A first name or given name.
A last name or family name.
Indicates this person will break any deadlocks that arise in this category.
Decision Approving the winner means judging is complete. Rejecting the winner means that the votes from the judges are "unfinalized" and the category is set back to Judging status. Overriding means that you will manually select a winner.
New Winner(s) Specify the winner or winners of this category. This will override the results of vote tallies. You must specify at least one winner if you are doing an override, but no more than the maximum number of winners allowed by this category.
In case this override becomes an issue later, we record the date and reason for the override along with the decision.
Notify the Judges Do you wish for the system to send the judges an email containing your reason for overriding their decision?
The judges will be notified that you have rejected their decision. The notification will include these instructions to help them in their deliberations.
Selection Start typing in the name of the film or series to be nominated and select from the matching options.
In the Sparq Festival Platform, a "finalist" is a nomination that will be judged by the jury in our platform. If you don't pre-screen nominations for the jury, then every nomination should be a finalist.
This category requires you to specify an individual or song or other contribution to the film or series that should be the specific recipient of this nomination. For example, the name of the director for a Best Director award.
Instructions on how to identify the recipient in the screener. For example, the role being played, why the nomination was made, timestamps on where to find the recipient, etc...

The SparqFest Platform is NOT a submission entry platform. Use this form only for the very rare situation in which you have a submission that did not go through your normal submissions processes. After creation, you will be able to edit only a few fields. Once promoted, you may edit all the selection information for the promoted submission.

SparqFest allows limited modification to submission data. Submissions changes generally should occur in FilmFreeway or after the submission is promoted as a selection. The few editable fields in this form are those that impact the promotion process.

Primary Language What is the primary language of the dialog throughout the film/series? If the film/series has multiple spoken languages, pick the most prevalent.
The title of the submission as it is most commonly marketed. The creator will be able to correct this or make it multi-lingual later.
In general, you probably will not be manually entering anything but selected submissions. But you can pick another decision here if there is some reason to do so.
The category from the submission site (e.g. FilmFreeway) under which this submission should be submitted.
The category from the submission site (e.g. FilmFreeway) under which this submission should be submitted.
The email address where we will notify the submitter of festival requirements.
The first/given name of the submitter of this project.
The last/family name of the submitter of this project.
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Sparq ID
FilmFreeway ID
Tracking Number
Rating from Screening Judges
Decision
Submitter
Student Project / First Project
Submission Date
Submission Fee
Discount Code
Primary Language
Submission Categories
Countries of Origin
Countries of Production
Genres
Trailer
Screener
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Web Site URL
Facebook URL
Instagram Account
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Twitter Account
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The name of the category as you will see it inside the Sparq Festival Platform.
Media Type The media type defines what kind of media we ask for from a creator when they fill out their questionnaire.
Story Type Indicate whether this category is exclusively for narrative of non-fiction content. Otherwise, select "any".
Content Length If this category is exclusively for short-form or long-form content, select the appropriate option. Otherwise, select "any".
Structure Indicate whether this category is exclusively for episodic content or self-contained content. Otherwise, select "any".
External Categories You can specify the name of one or more categories from Film Freeway that should map to this category. Enter the names EXACTLY as they appear in Film Freeway.
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WARNING: This option exists for you set permissions for a creator who has given you express permission outside of this portal. It is not for overriding the wishes the creator had previously entered into the portal. By setting this value, you assert that you have received permission from the creator.
Permission The permission indicates what rights the creator is granting you for screening the show at your festival.
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Edit any of the text fields in this form to change how that text or its translations appears in your deployment of our software.
To create a new key to use in the system, specify the key and, at least, an English-language translation. The system will auto-translate into other languages and you can fix those translations later if they look wrong.
The translation key is a text key used to identify this label or phrase, like L_Name or HELP_Description.
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Create Pricing

Modify Pricing

Provide a name for this group of pricing.

Add a text question field.

A very short label that goes in front of the input field for the question. Like "Label" here!
selections:HELP_Required
If the submission is in a language other than the festival language, do you want both festival language and native language answers for this question?
How long of an answer should we expect for this field?
The help text (like this) that the creator will see when they hover over the label.

Add a image question field.

A very short label that goes in front of the input field for the question. Like "Label" here!
selections:HELP_Required
When checked, you can force the uploaded image to have the specified height and/or width. The creator must then match those dimensions exactly (or a multiple of those dimensions that can be scaled down).
The minimum height of the image. If you leave this empty or set it to zero, any height will be accepted.
The minimum width of the image. If you leave this empty or set it to zero, any width will be accepted.
The help text (like this) that the creator will see when they hover over the label.

Add a video question field.

A very short label that goes in front of the input field for the question. Like "Label" here!
selections:HELP_Required
Do you wish to require captions/subtitles? If so, the creator will either need to upload a captions/subtitles file, indicate that captions are embedded, or indicate that there is no dialog. They will still have the option to upload captions when not checked, but it won't be enforced.
Allow the creator to upload 4k videos for this question. We would appreciate you not allowing 4k videos when not needed. They can still upload 4k videos, but they will be transcoded to 2k.
The help text (like this) that the creator will see when they hover over the label.
Name
An email address where the invitation will be sent.
A first name or given name.
A last name or family name.
A director in the Sparq Festival Platform has access to everything EXCEPT seeing nominees and winners before they are public. Those items are functions of accountants.
An accountant is a staff member with access to manage the judging process, INCLUDING seeing winners and nominees before they have been made public.
A marketing staff member has read access to everything except financial data and they can edit festival, branding, and edition settings.
An observer is a member of the staff who basically has read-only access to the Sparq Festival Platform staff tools. Even then, they cannot see winners and nominees who have not been made public.
The name by which you market this membership level.
The annual price of membership at this level.

All allowed uses of this discount code have been exhausted. You must increases the limits to allow people to continue using it.

Generate multiple codes? Would you like to generate a bunch of single-use codes at once?
Randomly generate codes? Would you like all of the codes to be randomly generated? If not, you will be asked for a code for sequential prefixing.
How many? How many codes should be generate?
Discount Code A 4 to 8 character alphanumeric code tha customers will use to access this discount. Case does not matter.
Discount Code A 4 to 8 character alphanumeric code tha customers will use to access this discount. Case does not matter.
The percentage of discount which users of this code are entitled to.
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Valid From The date/time at which this discount becomes valid. If empty, this discount is available immediately.
Valid Through {{#text:HELP_Valid_Until}
The maximum number of times an individual customer may use this discount code. If empty or zero, there is no limit.
The maximum combined number of times this code may be used before being exhausted. If empty or zero, there is no limit.
Specific Tickets Do you wish to limit this discount only to selected ticket purchases?
A brief description of the discount for your own purposes.
The title as it will appear on the public site
When searching, the user can enter these keywords as well as the title.
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Moderators Only moderators can see messages from the general public and send messages that the general public can see.
When a user joins the live stream, this message will appear in their Q&A box. Use it to tell them how to ask questions and any rules that apply.

What happens when a person from the selection country/region tries to access the content? REQUIRE means that a person MUST come from this country/region. DENY means that any person from that country/region is rejected. ALLOW for a country will override a DENY in for the region in which that country is located.
You may define geo blocking rules at the country level or at the larger regional level (for example, the continent or the EU).
Country Type in the name of the country you want this rule applied to. You may specify multiple countries.
Continent/Region Type in the name of the content or region you want this rule applied to. Valid regions include: European Union, Latin America, The Americas. You may specify multiple regions.
*State/Province Type in the name of the state or province you want this rule applied to. You may specify multiple states and provinces.

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