Film Fest Finder Aims to Be Like Yelp for Film Festivals
How to find the right festival for you and your film? Film Fest Finder, a new free web site, aims to help filmmakers and filmgoers find the right festival to serve their needs. Through a rating and reviewing system, filmmakers and filmgoers can search over 7,000 festivals by name, city, country, or review.
PC Thompson, creator and co-founder, along with Donna Pizzi, told Filmmaker Magazine that “there is such a proliferation of festivals out there — 10,000 in all — that navigating those waters is extraordinarily time-consuming, costly and mind-boggling.” To make things easier for filmmakers, Thompson and Pizzi wanted to create a resource which would help them determine the right film festival for them and their film.
“There are some terrific independent films that should be seen, and not in festivals with low attendance and high fees. So, we’re hoping Film Fest Finder will make a better world for filmmakers, filmgoers and festival creators,” said Thompson.
Unlike FilmFreeway and withoutabox, Film Fest Finder is not a submissions platform. It’s a great idea, in theory. In order for the site to provide truly helpful information, it needs to get filmmakers and festivalgoers to post detailed reviews.
“It is up to filmmakers not to complain, necessarily, but to write good, thoughtful, constructive comments that will help everyone to improve the festival world,” said Thompson.
Check out the new site here.