!!! Caution !!!
If you have chosen to create your film to one of the pre-sanctioned Music Selections, it is imperative that you purchase and use in your film, the exact recording that we designate on iTunes.
There are usually multiple versions of each piece of classical music that have the same title and composer, but that nonetheless utilize different instrumentations and thusly have different performance durations. Due to restrictions of instrumentation and sheet-music availability, the Jury can only consider films whose soundtrack is identical to the pre-approved Placeholder Recording.
Furthermore, when all filmmakers work from the same Placeholder Recording and timecode, everybody’s film (including Semifinalists) can then be synched to the Dallas Chamber Symphony’s live concert audio in exactly the same way.