Far East Film Festival
Giffoni Film Festival
International Istanbul Film Festival | Photo: Selcuk Polat
An all-in-one software solution for data management and event logistics, Eventival - the world leading film festival platform - has been used to produce over 1,100 editions of festivals in over 50 countries on all continents. Now in its second decade, Eventival is growing faster than ever, and its relevance is quickly exceeding the boundaries of the film industry..
Who is Eventival for?
Initially developed as a dedicated film festival organisation and planning tool, Eventival has also begun to be useful for other cultural, social and business organisations. Their teams use it organise large events like festivals or small events like press conferences or workshops. Some clients don't even organise anything, and only use Eventival as the place where they store their contacts, tasks, and communication history.
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.
Contact us for more information
The system may seem complex at first, but it is very logical and intuitive. Small bugs are always dealt with immediately by the programmers who seem to never sleep: virtually every issue we have encountered was solved at once. Although…
We have been using Eventival from the beginning (2008/2009), and have seen it grow year after year. The support team is fantastic and listen to the suggestions of all customers to try to improve the software. Today, we consider it…
Black Nights Film Festival was the first to start using Eventival to its full extent. Despite still being under development, Eventival already shows its great potential of being a widely functional 'brain' of a major event. The creators…
Meet our clients