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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Today’s FilmFreeway: Television Screenplay Festival

Thanks to you and your team for such excellent and detailed feedback. It’s clear that those reviewing the script have put a great deal of time and effort into breaking it down and assessing it professionally – and we’re very grateful. We particularly appreciate the fact that both the strengths and the weaknesses have been highlighted, so we can see what we’re doing right, as well as which elements need work.
– Sara Myles, TV Pilot (May Contain Nuts)

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Get your TV script performed by professional actors at the Television Festival. At least 2 winners every single month.

Watch the January 2016 Winners:
January 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the February 2016 Winners:
February 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the March 2016 Winners:
March 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the April 2016 Winners:
April 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the May 2016 Winners:
May 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the June 2016 Winners:
June 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the July 2016 Winners;
July 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the August 2016 Winners:
August 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the September 2016 Winners
September 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

Watch the October 2016 Winners:
October 2016 TV Pilot/Spec Screenplay Winners

FULL FEEDBACK on your TV Scripts from our committee of Professional TV Writers, TV Production Heads and TV Script Consultants.

The #1 TV Screenplay Festival and Contest in the World today!

Today’s FilmFreeway: Submit to the Fan Fiction Screenplay Festival

I know it’s often hard to get fan fiction work recognized and when I found out about the festival I saw it is a wonderful opportunity. The the quality of the feedback was amazing. I feel like it has helped me understand further into the screenwriting craft and will ultimately help me become a better writer.
– Andrew Akler (Batman: Patient Zero, screenplay)

Guaranteed winner every single month!

Submit via FilmFreeway:

In today’s market, agents and producers are looking for new talent who can write under the parameters of existing works and franchises. The art of adding a new twist/plot while knowing the themes and characters of the works you’re writing for. That is why the Fan Fiction Festival has been created.

Submit a FAN FICTION Script of a classic television show, movie series, or iconic franchise. Any past TV show or movie in the history of cinema. For example: You can send in a Friends TV screenplay, or a feature script from the Star Wars universe

Or, submit a Comic Book/Superhero Short Film and have it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival.

Watch the January 2016 Winner:
Watch the January 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

Watch the February 2016 Winner:
February 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

Watch the March 2016 Winner:
March 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

Watch the April 2016 Winner:
April 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

Watch the May 2016 Winners:
May 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winners

Watch the June 2016 Winner:
June 2016 Fan Fiction Screenplay Winner

.Also garner FULL FEEDBACK on your work from industry professionals.

Fan Fiction Festival Testimonials:

The feedback was very helpful and I highly recommend others enter the festival.
– David Minaskanian (Big Bang Theory)

Thank you for the feedback. The suggestions provided are very good (especially for page 38) and I look forward to making some revisions.
– Kevin Story (Space: 2099)

Very accessible. Fee was reasonable. Above all, I got the feeling that the reader was knowledgable about scripts and made great suggestions for polishing the script.
– David Gilbank & Paul Renhard (Doctor Who)

Today’s FilmFreeway: Festival of Comedy – Film & Screenplay Festival


I think it’s the timely and respectful feedback that has influenced me to enter the festival. For a reasonable price, I can get insightful feedback and a chance to have it read aloud. And it’s a chance you get monthly, which is cool.
– John-Arthur Ingram (Feature Screenplay, Three Play)

Thursday December 29, 2016

Thursday February 23, 2016

Screenplay Festival Monthly.

Watch the Winning Comedy Screenplays and Short Films at the festival in 2016:

January 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
January 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

February 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
February 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

March 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
March 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

April 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
April 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

May 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
May 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

June 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
June 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

July 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
July 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

August 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
August 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

September 2016 Film and Screenplay Festival:
September 2016 Comedy Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit via FilmFreeway:

Read testimonials from the 2016 Festival Submissions:

Terrific reading of my screenplay. Please thank the actors for me! The initial feedback was encouraging and it also appropriately threw light on some needs of the script.
– Robert Tolz (Screenplay, Renassance Man)

Absolutely outstanding notes and I can’t thank you enough. Obviously Charlie Kaufman are difficult waters to sail but I am determined to rock on. The first thing I throw out of the boat is He Who Appears To Be He. But a girl can dream can’t she? Count on one thing you will be receiving my rewrite with a boatload of gratitude.
– Kelly Karam (Screenplay, Ole: Rising Above Mith)

Thank you for the feedback! I appreciate it and will work to improve it.
– Evan Schullery (Screenplay, Due South)

Thank you so much for including my spec script in your festival. The feedback you’ve given me is very detailed and useful. I’ll make sure that I make the necessary changes to the script.
– Linsen Oyosa (TV Spec, Brooklyn Nine-Nine)

Today’s FilmFreeway: DOCUMENTARY Short Film Festival

Watching the reactions of (German Shepherd) at the FEEDBACK Festival does not become more meaningful than that. When your film reaches and audience that respond in such way, it´s pure joy.
– Nils Bergendal, Director “German Shepherd”

Next Festival Dates:
November 24th
March 30th

Festival takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

Why the this is the fastest growing Documentary Film Festival in the world today:

– Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what people and action/adventure film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience, lead by a Professional Industry moderator.

Even if your film is not selected, you will receive the full feedback from the viewing committee. The goal of the Film Festival is to help everyone involved grow as an artist, so we will offer some kind of constructive criticism whether or not we accept your entry for the formal festival. If your film is not accepted, you are allowed to re-submit (sans any entry fee) using the suggested changes the committee made.

Read more testimonials of recent filmmakers who had their short documentary film showcased at the festival:

Hearing the audience’s responses compelled me to raise the bar of what I should have expected from myself in making this film. The feedback video is a great concept and I cannot express how important it was to have it as a record of the viewing experience at time when I could not be present for the screening.
– Vinit Parmar, Director “Quest for Energy”

I’ve had my work shown in festivals before but I’ve never had the experience of being in a room with 100 people all engaging in a discussion about a film I made. The coolest part of it was seeing that people in audience who I didn’t think would enjoy the film giving positive feedback about it. I always pictured that you would need to have some sort of understanding of death-metal music to enjoy the film but I couldn’t be more pleased to discover that wasn’t the case.
– Sean Singh, Director of “Suburban Deathcore”

I was thrilled with the audience response to the film. Some people in particular really “got” it, pointing to the words “and yet” in the opening haiku as the hint of hopefulness in the film. The shot of the school of fish shifting direction connotes that hope of a shift in consciousness.
– Elizabeth Thompson, Director of “This Dewdrop World”

Watching the audience feedback on my film made me so happy. I wish I could have been there. I love people who are open minded and ready to see with their heart. And I love cinema. As most of the people there love movies too.
– Laura Lehmus, Director of “Alienation”

It’s always nice to hear feedback. I am glad that a lot of the audience saw Jeff as an inspiration to be yourself no matter what others might think of you.
– March Mercanti, Director of “Toy Boy”

I was very grateful for the feedback video and the audience comments. It was wonderful to hear what the audience thought of the film. Out of the nearly 300 film festivals that have screened Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, none have ever provided me a feedback video and it was greatly appreciated.
– Matthew Van Dyke, Director of “NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION”

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Today’s FilmFreeway: Under 5 Minute Film Festival

I am really happy with the audience feedback video I received.. First of all, because the audience could understand the feelings that I wanted to convey through my movie and second reason because my animation style also was praised. I am amazed and happy.
– Camila Moreira Marques (FAT)

Submit your short film that’s 5 minutes or less and get it showcased at the Toronto Short Film Festival. Next festival date is December 29th.

Garner an audience feedback video of your film and help your film get into more festivals and/or make it go viral online!

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video from the festival: http://under5minutefilmfestival.com/category/audience-feedback-video

Here what was some of the filmmakers at the last 5min. or less film festival had to say about their experience:

I was very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience.
– Emy Tzavra-Bulloch (MINOTAUR)

People sure do take things seriously and over analyze! What a great experience.
– Scott McDermott (Steadi-Kid. Film went viral. Google “Steadi-Kid” and watch)

I was quite nervous at the beginning (watching the audience feedback of my film), but people seemed to react very positively so it really was a great experience.
– Pepe Gomez (KNOCKED DOWN)

Submit your short film that is 5min or less and get it performed at the monthly FEEDBACK Film Festival.

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Today’s FilmFreeway: Submit to the Action/Adventure Film & Screenplay Festival

I got my appraisal and it was possibly the best I have ever received, not because it was good or complimentary, but because they had obviously read it, and I mean completely and they properly criticized it! So their comments were not only ‘left of field’, but they were an accurate observation and they actually improved the script, not matter how hard they were to swallow. It was so worthwhile it was worth the price of entry just to get that feedback.
– Richard Harrison, Feature Screenplay “A Shooting Star:

Get your script and story performed by professional actors at the Action/Adventure Festival. Get your Short Film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival and get an audience video.

Next Festival Dates:
February 23 2016
June 29 2016

Festival takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

Screenplay Readings take place every single month. Watch the recent monthly winners:

January 2016:
January 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

February 2016:
February 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

March 2016:
March 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

April 2016:
April 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

May 2016:
May 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

June 2016:
June 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

July 2016:
July 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

August 2016:
August 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

September 2016:
September 2016 Action/Adventure Films/Screenplays/Stories

Submit via FilmFreeway: