Magazine article Screen International

Online Revolution: Festival Scope

Magazine article Screen International

Online Revolution: Festival Scope

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As an online viewing platform, Festival Scope is for film professionals only, allowing buyers, programmers and critics on-demand access to programming from selected festivals on the international circuit. Rights-holders and film institutes can arrange 'private' screening rooms for their high-profile films, even before their international launch, as well as request detailed screening reports and contact viewers directly.

Access is also granted to producers looking for new talent both in front of and behind the camera. "One key differentiating element of Festival Scope - that still remains unique - is the curated approach, enabling users to discover films," say founding partners Mathilde Henrot and Alessandro Raja. "It enables rights-holders to combine their 'push' sales strategy with our 'pull' strategy, and hence enhance distribution and promotion opportunities."

Following several requests, Festival Scope implemented an 'online video library' service for festivals, allowing industry and press guests at a festival to access a selection of films for free during or immediately after the festival. …

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