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Procedure for Releasing a Movie on DCI & Non DCI

Material Requirements and Acceptance Norms

Content is accepted by UFO only at its Digital Labs located at Mumbai, Chennai & Hyderabad

The ready film content must be provided to UFO, preferably in 2 (two) Hard Drives (irrespective of film length)

The hard drives shall be provided by the producer, and will be returned to the producer.

Transfer on to hard drives, shall be arranged directly by producer, at the studio that has been technically cleared by UFO. The studio booking/payment, and movement of print / negative to and from studio, will be organized by the Producer directly.

All material has to be made available to UFO, latest by the previous Thursday (7 days in advance), for the Friday release.

Any film content to be returned by UFO, shall be done so only against the original content receipt note issued to the producer while accepting content. The photo ID of the person delivering or collecting content is also required.

To release the film in 5.1/7.1 sound, the FINAL, EDITED, SYNCHRONIZED wav file (in non returnable DVD) must be given along with the film content

A copy of the film's Censor Certificate must be provided along with the film content.


Films, Trailers, Test content will not be accepted on DVDs or CDs.

DVDs & CDs will be accepted only for audio, logos, slates & censor certificates, and will be non- returnable.

Pen Drives will not be accepted under any circumstances.

Producer Consent Letter

Producer / Distributor, agreeing to release a film through UFO, will have to provide a Consent Letter for Digital Conversion in the prescribed format given by UFO, two weeks in advance of the release of the film.

Distributor Confirmation Letter

UFO honours the Release Orders of only those Authorized Distributors, whose names are provided by the Producer in this letter.

Distributor Release Orders

For the release of the film, the distributors having the rights of the film must send the "Release Order" in the prescribed format.

The Release Orders must be submitted to the regional office at least 2 days (i.e. 48 hours) in advance of the release of the film, along with the payment of the Distribution Charges.

Authorization of the playouts of the film at the respective theatres will be done on a weekly basis. Application for extension of the film in respective theatres will have to be submitted at least two days before the expiry of the license.

Statement of account for the Distributor will be available on request to the Distributor on the subsequent Monday for the playbacks from Friday to Thursday.

Digitization Charges

UFO honours the Release Orders of only those Authorized Distributors, whose names are provided by the Producer in this letter.

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