Category Archives: Film Festival

September 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival Interviews

Interview with Festival Director William Osei Bonsu (New Vision International Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director William Osei Bonsu (New Vision International Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Matty Steinkamp (iNDIE FILM FEST)
Interview with Festival Director Matty Steinkamp (iNDIE FILM FEST)

Interview with Festival Director Dave Harlequin (Stranger Days Independent Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Dave Harlequin (Stranger Days Independent Film Festival)

Interview with the Redline International Film Festival
Interview with the Redline International Film Festival

Interview with Festival Director ToM Zarzecki (PLANET 9 FILM FEST)
Interview with Festival Director ToM Zarzecki (PLANET 9 FILM FEST)

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RSVP the September 2018 Events: 4 in Total

There are 4 amazing events scheduled for September. RSVP your FREE tickets now to any event and we’ll see you on Thursday night, 7pm, at the Carlton Cinemas.

Thur. September 6th: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film Festival. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker:
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RSVP your tickets at: tickets@wildsound.ca

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Thur. September 13th: Female Directors Short Film Festival. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker:
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RSVP your tickets at: femalefestivaltickets@wildsoundfestival.com

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Thur. September 20th: Experimental/Dance/Music Short Film Festival. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker:
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RSVP your tickets at: festivalevent@wildsoundfestival.com

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Thur. September 27th: Documentary Short Film Festival. 7pm. Carlton Cinemas.

See the full program and info for each film and filmmaker:
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AUGUST 2018 – READ THE BEST OF FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD:

Interview with Festival Director Ronald Quigley (PITTSBURGH INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2018/08/10/interview-with-festival-director-ronald-quigley-pittsburgh-independent-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Programmer Aaron Leventman (Santa Fe Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2018/08/10/interview-with-festival-programmer-aaron-leventman-santa-fe-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )
Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )

Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)
Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)

July 2018 – Read the best of Film Festival interviews from around the world:

Interview by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)
Interview with Festival Director Ivan Sosnin (Unknown Film Festival)

Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)
Interview with Festival Director Olivia Carmel (COPPER MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL)

Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )
Interview with Festival Director Alecs Nastoiu (SHORT TO THE POINT (STTP) )

Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)
Interview with Festival Director Daniel Wesseik (Pannen op Het Dak)

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)

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.