In March when we first created the media and design site ‘Meeting In The Media,’ we stumbled upon FilmFreeway.com, a film submission site. The site was fantastic, I setup an account, created a project page for one of my films, and submitted my film to several festivals. And then - I wrote an article about them. We shared and tweeted the article, and were shortly contacted by Film Freeway – they were so complimented by the post, they wanted to use my film 'My Big Bad Wolf' to advertise a new site feature!
I was delighted, and looked for a FilmFreeway email announcing the site's new ‘public profile’ option, using my profile to advertise the new feature! Unfortunately, the announcement email landed in my spam folder, but I have since found the email and am delighted to share FilmFreeway and a great, new feature.
And here it is - check out this mass email sent by Film Freeway to all of its subscribers. You can see an image of my project page with the video at the top, and my name and film title at the bottom of the email!
Previously, Film Freeway allowed users to create film project pages on which a user would embed all pertinent information about their film, a link to the film’s trailer, production photos, and the a link to the film, itself. However, project pages were only viewable by film festivals registered with the site.
Now, users have options when it comes to the visibility of film projects.
A user can keep a project pages completely private, viewable only to registered film festivals - or they can make the project page completely public, viewable by non-members, too! You can even choose a happy medium - a public profile with a private video, allowing people to see the film's information and links, but not the actual film.
Now, take a look at my project profile for ‘My Big Bad Wolf’ on FilmFreeway.com. After playing with these new settings, I’ve made this project public so it can be viewed and shared by the world. However, the film itself is still password-protected, the password only provided to film festivals I’ve entered through FilmFreeway.com – a great new option!
I've gotta say, this email feature feels like an honor, and I'm so glad I found the email, this new feature, and can share FilmFreeway.com in return. Join FilmFreeway and opt-in to receive email calls for film festivals right in your inbox – don’t forget to check your spam folder, too!