FAQs

1 - What is FestEntry?

2 - How can I contact Festentry support team?

3 - How long can my film be stored on the server?

4 - What does it cost? What are the payment options?

5 - Is my film safe on FestEntry?

6 - Can I update my information & film at any time?

7 - How do I know that my film was selected or rejected by a festival?

8 - How do I know that my film has been sent successfully?

9 - Does Festentry own the rights of my film?

10 - What are the benefits of Festentry for festivals?

11 - How film festival can receives submission fee? What is the festival fee administration policy?

12 - Can I modify my festival in the middle of a season?

13 - How festivals can communicate with submitters?

14 - What happens to the information of my festival when it ends? How do I start a new edition?

1- What is FestEntry?

Festentry is the online film submission platform through which filmmakers can submit their movies to hundreds of film festivals across the globe.

For Filmmakers:

Upload your film & fill the data once, Submit film to any festival in the world instantly, Avoid postal charges, delay or any damage. Save time & money and check up to date entry selection status online.


For Distributors & Film Schools:

Cost effective method to submit your large number of entries of film festivals.
Track all festival deadlines
Submit your film to several festivals at once
Go online with Festentry & increase your organization efficiency


For Film Festivals

Start receiving high quality films from all over world for free.
View & download movies and export details.
Invite thousands of filmmakers to your fest from Festentry database.
Update status of movies online with automatic notification & easy communication

 

FestEntry Accounts

Festentry accounts can be sign-up by film-makers, producers, distributors, film schools, students, professional or upcoming filmmaker with a film, the Festentry accounts are absolutely free for filmmakers & film festivals and always will be. The users can enjoy the Festentry continuous services as per terms of use.
 

2- How can I contact Festentry support team?

Signup with Festentry account and upload your movie with all required details. You must own the necessary rights to submit your movie. Upload your movie in mp4 (video compression with H.264 codec) format to FestEntry server (450 mb for shorts & 1.5 gb for feature films) or you can also embed HD quality password protected private video links via Vimeo.com (up to 500 mb for free) or dailymotion.com (upto 2GB free per video).

 

For Film Maker

3- How long can my film be stored on the server?

User that does not make any submission to a festival within thirty (30) days of its registration, or, once a submission to a festival has been made, after 40 days (for Festentry server upload) & 120 days for Vimeo or Dailymotion upload if no submission of their Work has been made to a festentry.com Partner Festival.

4- What does it cost? What are the payment options?

1 Fest Entry:
For Shorts: $ 3USD | Rs.180
For Feature: $ 8 | Rs.480

You can also buy the credits kindly visit pricing section for details.

Filmmakers need to pay the film festivals entry fee in addition to Festentry service fee.

Payment options-

PayPal for USD
Online Payment gateway for Indian Rupees
Bank Transfer for USD & Indian Rupees
Demand Draft/Checks for Indian Rupees (available in India Only)

5- Is my film safe on FestEntry?

Our security system assures full safety of all films on our system. All the information is stored using secure SSL protocol.

6- Can I update my information & film at any time?

Filmmakers can update the submission information & film at any time to keep festivals updated with your latest information.

7- How do I know that my film was selected or rejected by a festival?

You will get to know about film acceptance or rejection once the festival update the same online in own Festentry account, it appears automatically to your account or festival can communicate you with any other method like email.

8- How do I know that my film has been sent successfully?

Your will receive film submission message once you made the payment. The same shall be appears in your account MY Fest Entries tab.

9- Does Festentry own the rights of my film?

No. All rights will always remain with you. Festentry is the only film submission platform to film festivals across the globe.

 

For Film Festival

10- What are the benefits of Festentry for festivals?

Festentry is 100% free service for film festivals. Sign-up with Festentry account, update all festival details, create festival categories, submission deadlines with rules & regulations and within few hours Festentry will take your festival live then-

Start receiving high quality films from all over world for free.
View & download movies and export details.
Invite thousands of filmmakers to your fest from Festentry database.
Update status of movies online with automatic notification & easy communication
 

11- How film festival can receives submission fee? What is the festival fee administration policy?

Festentry will credit the collected entry fee of your festival on first week for every month to your account. Festentry deducts 10% charge on your festival fee as fee administration expenses. The credited amount shall be paid at the same rate at which Festentry has received the festival fee at the time of submission. We prefer PayPal & bank transfer to credit the fee.

12- Can I modify my festival in the middle of a season?

Yes you modify your festival with additional supporting information or can make changes in existing one.

13- How festivals can communicate with submitters?

The festivals can communicate with submitters by using internal message service in your account or you can communicate with submitters by email

14- What happens to the information of my festival when it ends? How do I start a new edition?

Festentry stored all information in your account accept videos. You will continue to be able to access the page for managing submissions to past festivals. You can update your festival account with festival new edition information & drop us an email at support@festentry.com, we will make your festival live again.