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Eventival is a complete solution for planning and producing film festivals and events regardles of type, size and budget. It keeps your data clean, facilitates sensible division of labour and simplifes internal and external communication, and it takes care of pretty much every logistical need. Whether it's improving your operations, saving time or reducing costs, Eventival is the solution, and a smart investment in your event's sustainability.
Who is Eventival for?
Initially developed as a dedicated tool for film festivals, Eventival is useful also for other organisations that organise cultural, social and business. Most teams that use it organise one or more large annual events (typically film festivals), others work simultaneously on several events (workshops, seminars etc.) that take place during the year, and there are organisations that do not organise anything but use Eventival as the place to store all information about their work and communicate about their tasks.
Information Hub and Contact Database
First and foremost, EBO is a hub for all your personal, company, film, event and project data (i.e. everything previously kept in Excel or Google sheets) which is entered, imported, stored and archived and is always accessible online. Because EBO is integrated with Cinando, its users have access to all the people, film and company data in Cinando which they can import.
Many companies also use EBO as a customer relation management (CRM) that helps them keep track of theit current and potential sponsors, donors and suppliers and keep the history of communicating with them. Using the built-in mass mailing system, they send mails, newsletters, press releases, etc.
For film festivals, EBO is obviously a logistical toolbox in which they can find practically everything to help them handle calls for registration, sell and print badges, collect, review and select film submissions, publish the information about the selected films and attending delegations as well as special events on their website, and handle guest-related logistics from invitation to hotel reservations, airport pickups and local transfers.
What sets Eventival Back Office apart from other film festivals platforms?
EBO is not the only film festival management platform in the world. So why is used by more festivals than all the other platforms combined? Other platforms are usually used by only a handful of smaller local festivals so they are not really ready for working across borders, time zones and cultural differences. They also have far fewer users – which means that you can’t really tell how stable they are; that only becomes evident when the system has to handle hundreds of thousands of data transactions, something EBO has been doing for years. They often don’t grow: some have websites that haven’t changed since their launch, often because they simply have little to add in terms of features and clients. They’re also operated by small teams which results in slow response. And because some are isolated from the industry to which they serve, they’re not integrated with other services and platforms festivals need to use. And finally, they often depend on external funding – you never know when they will run out of money and close down.
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