The Complete Film Festival Lifecycle Solution

Deliver a world-class online or hybrid festival

Improve festival “back office” functions

Eliminate the frustration of filmmaker asset gathering

Enhance the judging process

Save time across the whole festival lifecycle

For many festivals, this year requires an abrupt shift to a completely online format. Plus, you want to deliver a first-rate experience for your film festival and juggling various technologies has added to the challenge.

Created by web festival pioneer, technology entrepreneur, and successful author, George Reese, Sparq provides a unified solution to meet the full lifecycle needs of the film festival industry.

Sparq provides a solution for your online or in-person film festival — from submission to judging to asset gathering to the festival itself and beyond.

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End-to-End Management

With Sparq, you add flexible judging, ability to upload assets, and customized experience with both screening blocks and grouped content. And for the festival itself, you gain a streaming experience for your viewers that will make them want to come back for more. At the end of the festival, you have access to a time capsule of the event with analytics not available through FilmFreeway.
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Extend your investment in FilmFreeway

FilmFreeway provides a great platform for film submission, but planning and executing a successful festival doesn’t stop when creators submit their content. Sparq automatically ingests your FilmFreeway content to extend your festival management capabilities.
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Eliminates Need for Multiple Technologies

No more need to manage multiple technologies such as Google Sheets, Google Forms, survey tools, social platforms, YouTube/Vimeo and more. With Sparq and our integration with FilmFreeway you can more easily plan, manage, and review your film festival — allowing you more time to focus on maximizing your festival’s potential.
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A Branded, Better Streaming Platform

YouTube and Vimeo work for some streaming needs. But for a true branded viewing experience, Sparq takes your film festival to the next level. Now you can provide screenings and live streaming of panels and sessions with paid or free viewing options. Engage viewers by enabling comments and the ability to easily share via social platforms.
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Support for Both Online or In-Person Festivals

Sparq enables both online and in-person festivals and can flexibly adjust from one to the other. Select the options for your festival and provide the right signup and experience for all involved. Following the event, you will have detailed analytics to help you learn how to continue to evolve and improve your festival going forward.

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Film Festivals and Streaming Clients that Trust Sparq

“The Sparq platform enabled us to scale our festival and quickly pivot online with an improved experience for both us and our viewers.”

George Reese

Festival Director, Minn Webfest

“Sparq has helped us improve our festival management and deliver an exceptional online streaming option for our film makers and viewers.”

Shiron Butterfly

Festival Director, Bare Bones Film Festival

“As one of the top 100 best reviewed festivals on FilmFreeway, SRFF is happy to continue its successful journey with Sparq as its streaming platform. We saved a lot of time by engaging filmmakers to upload their digital assets while providing the ticketing and film streaming that are critical to the online part of our festival. Sparq were ever so present and helped at each step along the way. A huge Thank You is due.”

Nora Amrani

Founding Artistic Director, Socially Relevant Film Festival

“Sparq saved our festival team hours of time with their innovative platform. The ability to import all pertinent programming data from FilmFreeway and enabling filmmakers to upload all digital assets and deliverables to our Sparq festival site greatly enhanced our ability to market the films. The solution also helped us deliver a great experience for viewers and we are excited to partner with them going forward again.”

Bill Sorvino

Founder, Golden Door International Film Festival

“Sparq has made the adventure into taking Carmarthen Bay Film Festival online both an exciting and rewarding one; both for the CBFF team and the many independent film-makers and viewers around the world that tuned-in to be part of this year’s CBFF2021. The festival was an enormous success made possible in no small part by the commitment, care, and expertise of the Sparq team. We are very grateful to everyone at Sparq and very happy to be partnering once again with them for CBFF2022 next year.”

Simon Howlett

Festival Director, Carmarthen Bay Film Festival

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