Ottica TV: First Light Submissions

Welcome and thank you for your interest in contributing to Ottica TV: First Light. This forms part of the UNESCO First Light calendar for 2015.


Submitting your Movie:

Please read the First Light project page to get an idea about the concept. For this project we are interested in artist movies addressing your first visual experience. We are looking for narratives or creative interpretations that mirror your 'First Light' experience. The movies should be about 5 minutes long and relate directly to the theme. There is no fee and no payment required; inclusion is by selection. You can submit your movie anytime before the end of July and we hope to do a screening and catalogue later in the year.

1) E-mail me at with the Subject line 'First Light' to let me know of your interest. Include a link to your movie if it is already online.

2) On my reply. Send your movie in 1080p HD MOV by WeTransfer. The e-mail to send the transfer is the same - *Do not send as an e-mail attach*.

3) E-mail the following information to go with your submission - send this by e-mail attach to


Submitting your Movie (further details):

Format :

Please send your movie as a 1080p HD file. Preferred as Quicktime (*.MOV) format but we can do the conversions from most file formats. On the Channel the movie will be reduced to a 720p MP4 file - i.e. 1280 x 720 pixels at 5000 bitrate. The movie is hosted at YouTube and then embedded at Ottica. Comments are disabled.

Please only send in movies as single files - i.e. not as DVD files (INFO, VOB, etc.) or those conversions that generate separate video and audio files. If you have a problem then do get in touch.


Your movie on the Channel

Once your movie is uploaded you will be e-mailed so you can proof check everything is OK.


Disclaimer: Ottica sets out with the intention of being open minded about submissions. However, the usual conditions relating to offensive content apply. We reserve the right to classify or decline to broadcast content for whatever reason or to close the Channel, either on our own account or on advice from the hosting company. Likewise contributors are free to withdraw their content at any time.

Thank you again, Paul Malone (Ottica TV)