Is this film made by the same people who created the short? Or is this idea totally just ripped off? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gryenlQKTbE
So it is a remake just checked done by the same people as a feature film. Weird.
DCP is not easy to ever know for sure if it will work without testing first! I used OpenDCP, it's simple and works great. Then again this was back in 2013. Adobe naively features this also.
Ding dong the Witch is dead! A skill set is not attached to technology, technology is a tool.
Let me also chime in, you are basically building a machine that would be a rockstar Windows 10 machine. OSX is a bottle neck in terms of performance. If you are going to build a computer you should just install Windows 10. There are only a few applications that require OSX like Final Cut but do people really use that? Everything else works on both PC and OSX and frankly runs far, far better on PC.
These contests are not really contests they are money making schemes. 500 entries nets the 20K budget. So if they get 1000+ scripts submitted they are doing really well. If they really want to support the community there should be no charge.
Or you could just use a windows machine and not use apple or a laptop and you can upgrade to anything you want and save thousands.