Interview with Festival Director Warren Workman (Feature Film Festival)

With a history of excellence in selecting the best films Feature Film Festival delivers a reputation that will draw attention to your film. Every submission is screened by no less than three committee members. All nominees are then viewed by the entire jury. The winner in each category will receive a beautifully engraved trophy.

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Matthew Toffolo: What is your Film Festival succeeding at doing for filmmakers?

Warren Workman: Filmmakers attending the festival will find their films being played in a big beautiful theater with incredible picture, sound and an audience that LOVES indie cinema. If the filmmaker is not able to attend they will also appreciate that all selected film are given a 500+ word written review on our website from on of our film staff. Also winners at the Feature Film Festival walk away with a beautiful custom trophy.

2) What would you expect to experience if you attend the festival this year (2018)?

Expect to experience some of the greatest films you have never heard of. But more importantly prepare to meet many filmmakers of patrons that are enthusiastic about your film.

3) What are the qualifications for the selected films?

Each film is screened by 3 people before moving on to our grand jury. The grand jury then chooses the selected films and votes for a winner.

4) Do you think that some films really don’t get a fair shake from film festivals? And if so, why?

Some film festivals are understaffed or do not have the resources to run a festival successfully. We put the filmmaker first always and that starts at the screening process. Every film is in competition with itself and we are looking for the best.

5) What motivates you and your team to do this festival?

We all work in the film industry. Some of us are filmmakers, screenwriters, agents, and distributors. We combine all the elements that make a successful film team that makes the type of festival we would want to attend.

6) How has your FilmFreeway submission process been?

FilmFreeway is incredible. We used other services in the past but now take submissions exclusively through FilmFreeway because it is easy to use and the customer service is outstanding.

7) Where do you see the festival by 2023?

We see this festival growing fast. By 2023 I expect this festival will be 2 weeks long and on 2-3 screens the entire run of the festival.

8) What film have you seen the most times in your life?

It’s A Wonderful Life

9) In one sentence, what makes a great film?

Any film that resonates with the audience on an emotional level is a great film. Those are the type of films we look for as they stay with the audience for a long time.

10) How is the film scene in your city?

The film scene in Utah is growing. Add in all the activities to do within a short drive and you have a location that great work work and play.

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Interviewer Matthew Toffolo is currently the CEO of the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film & Writing Festival. The festival that showcases 20-50 screenplay and story readings performed by professional actors every single month. And the FEEDBACK Monthly Festival held in downtown Toronto, and Los Angeles at least 3 times a month. Go to http://www.wildsoundfestival.com for more information and to submit your work to the festival.

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