Save time, Save Money, Deliver a Better Festival

Sparq helps directors create and manage film festivals – in person, online, and hybrid. Gather assets, improve judging, and streamline ticketing–all in one place.


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Save up to 85% on your festival costs

Sparq has the industries most competitive pricing. Run your festival at a fraction of the price of legacy systems

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Get your festival up and running faster

Save 100’s of hours in festival organization. Sparq makes it easy to gather assets, perform judging and back office tasks

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Planning, judging and ticketing made easy

From scheduling to organization – judging to ticketing, all features are designed to save you time

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Gathering assets from creators, running voting for juried awards, creating a schedule of events—these are among the many tedious tasks in the lead up to any film festival that distract festival directors from putting on the best event possible.

Whether your festival is a traditional film festival or a purely virtual festival, Sparq is the film festival platform that can automate many of your yearly workflows from the closing of submissions through your awards ceremony. Do any of these challenges sound familiar?

“I spend too much time every year chasing down filmmakers for their media assets.”
“Managing my selections is just too complicated for an Excel spreadsheet.”
“I wish I had a single point of truth for our festival schedule.”
“It would be nice if we had a system to manage jury voting.”
“I just want to relax after the festival; I don’t want to have to go spend time updating the web site with winners and new submissions.”
“The printer needs a specially sized poster for each selection. How do we get that from our creators?”

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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

“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

“Queer Global Arts Fest has found its home. SPARQ helped us establish and create an online hub for the LGBTQIA+ film and arts makers from around the world (25 different countries submitted) at the height of the pandemic. We are grateful for the continued partnership and support they have for our community and cannot wait to see how our festival continues to grow in the years to come.”

Ry Armstrong
Festival Director, Queer Global Arts Fest

“Working with Sparq helped us and all the filmmakers at Wales International Film Festival have a very successful event. We had to make a last minute decision due to the ongoing restrictions in Wales and pivot from a planned physical event to a virtual platform and with the amazing support of George, Meagan and the team, the whole process was a smooth transition.”

Euros Jones-Evans
Founder/CEO, Wales International Film Festival

“LA Diversity Film Festival had a great experience working with Sparq to host our the online component of our festival this year. The solution saved us time by enabling the uploading of assets by filmmakers and automating the creation of the film pages for streaming to the viewers.”

Sonja Mereu
Festival Director, La Diversity Film Festival

“Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival partnered with Sparq to reboot our film program in 2021. Their team helped deliver multiple short film programs throughout the year to a new audience, making the switch from an annual theater event almost effortless. We’re looking forward to continuing our relationship into the future.”

Deanna Bussiere
Festival Director, Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival

“GTX Film Festival had a great experience working with Sparq for our festival. They have definitely thought through the variety of needs of the festivals, filmmakers and viewers when creating their solution and we are happy to be working with them.”

Lisa Wasiak
Program Director, GTX Film

“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

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