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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. ​

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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)

August 2017 – Interview with Film Festival Directors

Read 13 interviews with festival directors from around the world: 

Interviews by Matthew Toffolo

Interview with Festival Director Stephanie Dadet (OUR CITY FILM PROJECT)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-festival-director-stephanie-dadet-our-city-film-project/

Interview with Co-Festival Director Mia Davis (Queen City Cinephiles)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/09/interview-with-co-festival-director-mia-davis-queen-city-cinephiles/

Interview with Festival Directors Roger and Shelley Gillespie (COPA SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-directors-roger-and-shelley-gillespie-copa-shorts-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Michael Kamel (DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/08/01/interview-with-festival-director-michael-kamel-dc-palestinian-film-and-arts-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Sina Dolati (TORONTO NEW WAVE)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-sina-dolati-toronto-new-wave/

Interview with Festival Directors Lee Marohn & Paul Salzer (NORTHEAST WISCONSIN HORROR FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-directors-lee-marohn-paul-salzer-northeast-wisconsin-horror-film-festival/

Interview with Gustavo Coletti (ROSARITO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-gustavo-coletti-rosarito-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director José Claudio Silva (PORTUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jose-claudio-silva-portugal-international-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Kirill Proskura (MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (MTIFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-kirill-proskura-mind-the-indie-film-festival-mtiff/

Interview with Festival Director Jonny Mancini (FROSTBITE International Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-jonny-mancini-frostbite-international-film-festival/

Interview with Mariah Mathew (Little Wing Film Festival)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-mariah-mathew-little-wing-film-festival/

Interview with Festival Director Alex P. Michaels (Prelude2Cinemas)
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-festival-director-alex-p-michaels-prelude2cinemas/

Interview with Danny Caprio (The Mediterranean Film Festival (MedFF))
https://festivalreviews.org/2017/07/25/interview-with-danny-caprio-the-mediterranean-film-festival-medff/

Submit to the Screenplay Festival (Feature, Short) – Deadline Today

Deadline June 15th Screenplay Festival – Get FULL FEEDBACK. Get script performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsound.ca/screenplaycontest.html

Watch WINNING Screenplay Readings – Watch videos of past winners performed by professional actors
http://www.wildsoundfestival.com/feature_script_readings.html

READ 100s of testimonials from past submitters –
https://wildsoundfestivalreview.com/feature-screenplay-submission-testimonials-wildsound-screenplay-contest-review

Watch Past Winners (winners every single month):

 
 

May 2017 – Read interviews from 10 different festival directors from around the world.

Interviews with 10 Film Festival Directors from 7 different countries from around the world. Interesting insights from festivals on how they run the festival and why. Interviews by Matthew Toffolo. Enjoy:

1. SIMPLY SHORTS Festival
Interview with Festival Director Gregory Kelly (SIMPLY SHORTS)

2. GREAT LAKES CHRISTIAN Festival
Interview with Festival Director Shawn P. Greene (Great Lakes Christian Film Festival)

3. LIGHTS, CAMERA, TAKE ACTION Festival
Interview with Lindsey Paricio (Lights, Camera, Take Action Film Festival)

4. AMERICAN YOUTH Festival
Interview with the American Youth Film Festival

5. OCEAN CITY Festival
Interview with Festival Director William Strang-Moya (OCEAN CITY FILM FESTIVAL)

6. KEW GARDENS Festival
Interview with Festival Director Jayson Simba (KEW GARDENS FESTIVAL OF CINEMA)

7. FAMILY Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Family Film Festival)

8. PRAGUE INDY Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Diana Ringo (Prague Independent Film Festival)

9. COURTS D’UN SOIR Festival
Interview with Festival Director Stéphanie Demers-Hébert (Courts D’Un Soir)

10. MONMOUTH Film Festival
Interview with Festival Director Nicholas Marchese (Monmouth Film Festival)

Deadline July 4th: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Novel Festival.

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(Scroll down and watch winning performance videos)

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