June 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

6 Interviews in Total of the best of NEW Film Festivals from around the world: 

Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director June Daguiso (World Music & Independent Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Alex Gardner (PHILADELPHIA UNNAMED FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Oliver Wolfson (THE 60 SECOND FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

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May 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Here what they have to say about FilmFreeway too!

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Nicole Manoochehri (Los Angeles Dance Short Film Festival)

FilmFreeway is great! We use it exclusively for our festival. I like to have everything in one place. It is my submission site of preference when submitting as well so I’m a huge fan here!

Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

FilmFreeway is incredible. We used other services in the past but now take submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway because it is easy to use and the customer service is outstanding.

Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Marc D. Lyons (Variety International Film Festival)

We love partnering with filmfreeway!, its literally a one stop shop for fillmakers and festivals!, we can screen and judge all in one place. It makes life so much easier not having to chase down the many different formats films today come in.

Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))

It’s a great service! I think we were the 4th festival to sign up for them a few years back and since day one they have been responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. They also work hard to improve the service and are always adding useful services and tools.

Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Directors Lisa Wisely & James Felix McKenney (GREAT WESTERN CATSKILLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)

So far, so good. The submissions have been trickling in slowly, probably because we’re a first year festival and our final deadline is still a ways off. We’re mostly getting submissions for short films right now and looking forward to seeing more features come our way.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

The submission process has been great. Last year we got on the Top-100 Best Reviewed Festivals list for quite a while, which definitely boosted our submissions significantly. Furthermore, we have noticed filmmakers whose works we have previously screened resubmitting to us, which is always nice to see. The only downside is that the amount of quality submissions we receive makes the selection process very hard.

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

So far, so good. I found FilmFreeway to be very user friendly as a filmmaker myself, and its entry process helped me win about half of my film and TV Awards. Running Avalonia Festival on it is also​ relatively​ easy, time consuming at times, but nothing I can’t handle. ​

April 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

Read 4 interviews with some of the top Film Festival Director’s in the world today.

Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))
Interview with Festival Director Eric Morgret (Crypticon Seattle Horror Film Festival))

It’s a great service! I think we were the 4th festival to sign up for them a few years back and since day one they have been responsive and helpful with any questions we have had. They also work hard to improve the service and are always adding useful services and tools.

Interview with Festival Director Terra Renee (African American Women In Cinema)
Interview with Festival Director Terra Renee (African American Women In Cinema)

It’s really simple and to the point, not much of an issue.

Interview with Festival Director Amanda Drewniak (Ardor Creative Media)
Interview with Festival Director Amanda Drewniak (Ardor Creative Media)

I personal feel the FilmFreeway process has definitely made receiving submissions easier. It helps me organize submitted films into subcategories and helps me stay organized for the Best Of at the end of the year.

Interview with Festival Director Frances-Anne Solomon (CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF))
Interview with Festival Director Frances-Anne Solomon (CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF))

As a programming team it has been wonderful, in that, our comments and thoughts are very visible and accessible. We aren’t necessarily finding an audience on Film Freeway but those who have submitted have noted that it has been a smooth process.

March 2018 – Interviews with Film Festival Directors

Read this month’s interviews with Film Festival directors from all over the world. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo.

Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))
Interview with Festival Director Lari Teräs (Toronto Int’l Spring of Horror & Fantasy Film Festival (TISH))

Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Mike Messier (AVALONIA Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Banks Helfrich (LIFE SCREENINGS Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Elena Altman (BASH- Bay Area Short Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)
Interview with Festival Director Larry Rosen (Northeast Film Festival Horror Fest)

FEEDBACK TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL 2018 FESTIVAL DATES – 24 Dates

We are proud to announce our 24 Toronto Film Festival dates for 2018 – two events every single month. We will showcase 100s of the best short films from around the world. Each festival will be a special best of night. Examples are best of Comedy, Documentary, Family, Animation, Drama, LGBT, Female Directors, Horror/Thriller, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Under 5min. shorts etc…

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Here are the festival 24 dates for 2018 (Genres are subject to change):

Wednesday January 17th – Best of COMEDY/FAMILY DRAMA Shorts – See FULL PROGRAM

Thursday January 25th – Best of EUROPEAN Shorts- See FULL PROGRAM

Wednesday February 14th – Best of ROMANCE Shorts

Thursday February 22nd – Best of FANTASY/SCI-FI Shorts

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Monday March 19th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’S Shorts

Thursday March 29th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

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Monday April 16th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL Shorts

Thursday April 26th – Best of LGBT/Under 5min. Shorts

Monday May 21st – Best of THRILLER Shorts

Thursday May 31st – Best of HORROR/SCI-FI Shorts

Monday June 18th – Best of LGBT Shorts

Thursday June 28th – Best of COMEDY/DRAMA Shorts

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Monday July 16th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’s Shorts

Thursday July 26th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL/ANIMATION Shorts

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Monday August 20th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

Thursday August 30th – Best of ACTION/ADVENTURE/CRIME Shorts

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Monday September 17th – Best of EUROPEAN Shorts

Thursday September 27th – Best of FANTASY/SCI-FI Shorts

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Monday October 15th – Best of THRILLER Shorts

Thursday October 25th – Best of HORROR Shorts

Monday November 19th – Best of EXPERIMENTAL Shorts

Thursday November 29th – Best of FEMALE DIRECTOR’s Shorts

Monday December 17th – Best of DOCUMENTARY Shorts

Thursday December 27th – Best of UNDER 5 MINUTE Shorts

FILM FESTIVALS from 2013-Present

Watch Highlights and Audience FEEDBACK Videos from all the festivals from 2013 to now.

ACTORDECEMBER 2017 DRAMA & SCI-FI FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from Dec. 7th event in Los Angeles
ACTORDECEMBER 2017 LGBT FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from Dec. 11th event in Toronto
ACTORDECEMBER 2017 EXPERIMENTAL & ANIMATION FEEDBACK FILM FESTIVAL
Videos from Dec. 28th event in Toronto
ACTORNOVEMBER 2017 FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL ACTORNOVEMBER 2017 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL ACTOROCTOBER 2017 STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTOROCTOBER 2017 HORROR FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 FAMILY & ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 CRIME & THRILLER FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 ROMANCE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORAUGUST 2017 FEMALE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORAUGUST 2017 DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJULY 2017 EXPERIMENTAL & MUSIC VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJULY 2017 EXPERIMENTAL & MUSIC VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJULY 2017 FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJUNE 2017 UNDER 5 MINUTE FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJUNE 2017 LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Toronto Festival.
ACTORJUNE 2017 COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORJUNE 2017 SCI-FI FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from the Los Angeles Festival.
ACTORMAY 2017 CANADIAN FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 25th event.
ACTORMAY 2017 EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL 
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 18th event.
ACTORAPRIL HORROR/THRILLER 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 27th event.
ACTORAPRIL FEMALE DIRECTORS 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 20th event.
ACTORLOS ANGELES APRIL 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 6th event.
ACTORMARCH COMEDY 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 30th event.
ACTORMARCH ANIMATION 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 30th event.
ACTORMARCH DOCUMENTARY 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 23rd event.
ACTORFEBRUARY ACTION/THRILLER 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 23rd event.
ACTORFEBRUARY ROMANCE 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 13th event.
ACTORJANUARY SCI-FI 2017 FILM FESTIVAL
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from January 26th event.
ACTORDECEMBER FAMILY/ANIMATION 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from December 29th event
ACTORDECEMBER FEMALE Directors Film Festival
Best of the Dec. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 2
Best of the Dec. 8, 2016 Fest.
ACTORDECEMBER LA FEEDBACK Film Festival – Day 1
Best of the Dec. 7, 2016 Fest.
ACTOR11 FILMS/11 COUNTRIES NOVEMBER 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November 24th event
ACTOROCTOBER THRILLER/HORROR 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October 27th event
ACTOROCTOBER ACTION/CRIME 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from October 20th event
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 DOC/COMEDY FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 29, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS September 2016 SCI-FI FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the Sept. 22, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS Aug. 2016 FAMILY/ANIMATION FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the August 25, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS Aug. 2016 HORROR/THRILLER FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the August 18, 2016 Fest.
ACTORHIGHLIGHTS July 2016 FEEDBACK Film Festival
Best of the July 28, 2016 Fest.
ACTORJUNE 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 30th event
ACTORMAY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 26th event
ACTORAPRIL 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 28th event
ACTORMARCH 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 31st event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 25th event
ACTORJANUARY 2016 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from January 28th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from November 26th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Nov. 26th event
ACTOROCTOBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from Oct. 29th event
ACTORSEPTEMBER 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from September 24th event
ACTORAUGUST 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from August 27th event
ACTORJULY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from July 30th event
ACTORJUNE 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from June 25th event
ACTORMAY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from May 28th event
ACTORAPRIL 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from April 30th event
ACTORMARCH 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from March 26th event
ACTORFEBRUARY 2015 Film Festival
Watch Audience Feedback Videos from February 26th event
ACTORNOVEMBER 2014 EVENT
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November 27 2014 Event
ACTOROCTOBER 2014 EVENT
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October 30 2014 Event
ACTORAUGUST 2014 EVENT
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August 28 2014 Event
ACTORJULY 2014 EVENT
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July 31 2014 Event
ACTORJUNE 2014 EVENT
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June 26 2014 Event
ACTORMAY 2014 EVENT
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May 29 2014 Event
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April 24 2014 Event
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March 27 2014 Event

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Nov. 28 2013 Event

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Oct. 24 2013 Event

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Sept. 26 2013 Event

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Aug. 29 2013 Event

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July 25 2013 Event

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June 27 2013 Event

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May 30 2013 Event

 

November 2017 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Read 10 interviews with Festival Directors from Film Festivals around the world. Interviews conducted by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Artistic Director Maeve McGrath (KERRY FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/05/interview-with-artistic-director-maeve-mcgrath-kerry-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director David W. King (FLATHEAD INTERNATIONAL CINEMAFEST (FLIC))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/05/interview-with-festival-director-david-w-king-flathead-international-cinemafest-flic/

Interview with Festival Director Kyia Clayton (The Tasmanian eco Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-kyia-clayton-the-tasmanian-eco-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Christopher Rohde (Mirror Mountain Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-christopher-rohde-mirror-mountain-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Gabriel Muelle (Bogotá Music Video Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-gabriel-muelle-bogota-music-video-festival/

Interview with Festival Executive Director Steffanie Finn (WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-executive-director-steffanie-finn-winter-film-awards-indie-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Jef Gray (The International Peace & Film Festival (IPFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-jef-gray-the-international-peace-film-festival-ipff/

Interview with Festival Director Hermoine Macura (WORLD OF WOMEN FILM FAIR MIDDLE EAST)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-hermoine-macura-world-of-women-film-fair-middle-east/

Interview with Festival Director Mark Lyminster (RAINBOW UMBRELLA FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-director-mark-lyminster-rainbow-umbrella-film-festival/

Interview with Festival President Sabine Mondestin (OPEN WORLD TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/11/04/interview-with-festival-president-sabine-mondestin-open-world-toronto-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Directors Nick John Whittle & Stuart Wheeldon (9LadiesFilmFestival) 
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/10/09/interview-with-festival-directors-nick-john-whittle-stuart-wheeldon-9ladiesfilmfestival/