SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The International Film Festival Summit ( http://www.filmfestivalsummit.com/ ) relies on FileMaker Pro database software to help it run the world's largest conference of film festival producers. FileMaker, Inc. is also a Technology Sponsor of the event, which runs December 5-6, at the Time Warner Building, in New York, NY.
"FileMaker is an invaluable resource for The International Film Festival Summit when it comes to organizing contacts, attendees, sponsors, and tasks," said Todd Brockman, chairman of The International Film Festival Summit. "Many of the festivals that attend our event are staunch supporters and heavily rely on FileMaker to run their Film Festivals as well, so it was a natural fit to have FileMaker as a sponsor."
FileMaker Pro is used by the following film festivals: Telluride Film Festival; Sundance Film Festival; Tribeca Film Festival; Festival des Films du Monde; Maui Film Festival; Woodstock Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival; the Seattle Film Festival; and many more.
Considered the leading gathering of film festival producers in the world, the International Film Festival Summit attracts more than 300 film industry leaders and attendees representing more than 800 official film festivals across the globe. By some industry estimates, there are another 1,100 unofficial film festivals held annually.
Many of the film festival managers in attendance rely on FileMaker to organize and run their own festivals. In fact, Seattle International Film Festival will showcase how FileMaker Pro 8 has helped it become one of the most acclaimed film festivals internationally.
On Dec. 6, Kristine Towne, manager of information systems for the Seattle International Film Festival, will make a presentation on "Planning and Organizing the Grand-Scheme," demonstrating how her festival uses FileMaker Pro 8 to efficiently manage all key aspects of their festival, from updating the festival web site to scheduling, venue management, sponsorship and corporate relations, volunteer tracking and even raising funds.
"Movies are not just about entertainment, they are an integral factor in cultural exchange and education," said Towne. "FileMaker Pro is an integral tool that helps us make a contribution in spreading this cross-cultural understanding."
FileMaker Pro is used by more than 100,000 creative professionals worldwide to effortlessly access and manage client details, job status, digital assets, timesheets and more within advertising agencies, direct mail companies, print vendors, media buying agencies, motion picture and video production companies, photography studios, graphics design agencies and animation studios.
About FileMaker, Inc.
FileMaker Pro is used by millions of individuals and workgroups around the world to be more productive and efficient. Business, education and government customers rely on FileMaker to manage people, projects, images, assets and other information. In addition to being the number one-selling easy-to-use database software, the award-winning FileMaker product line also includes low-cost Applications that automate basic business tasks, ready-to-use Starter Solutions, and tools to create and share solutions from the desktop to the web. FileMaker, Inc. is a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc.
About the International Film Festival Summit
The International Film Festival Summit is the annual event for professionals from the film festival industry. Our annual event the International Film Festival Summit brings the industry together to explore ways to collaborate and promote the advancement of the Film Festival industry. This is a place to dialogue with your peers, share insights and gain knowledge that will help you grow your film festival and keep it thriving or help understand the value of festival sponsorship opportunities and the impact on economic growth in communities. Whether you are a festival director, programmer, a marketing executive for a consumer product manufacturer or a member of an economic development council, if you are thinking about film festivals, this conference is for you.
The International Film Festival Summit is dedicated to providing resources, information and avenues of communication for industry professionals, vendors, and anyone committed to the Film Festival Industry. It is committed to the idea that Film Festivals are an important cultural celebration, a powerful voice in our society, and increasingly play a vital role in connecting not only the local communities they serve, but the world globally.
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