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Media & Film Festival Software

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Media & Film Festival Software

Better Technology. Better Festivals. Better Reviews.

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All-in-one Media & Film Festival Software

No more logistical nightmares with OpenWater’s all-encompassing software solution that assists with everything from hosting submissions to scheduling and travel planning/operations.


Managing your Media or Film Festival has never been easier with OpenWater.

As an awards manager, you can relax knowing that your applicants, reviewers, and winners are guaranteed a seamless competition experience via our cloud-based, platform-independant software.

On top of that, we also support industry-leading features like:

  • High resolution file uploads that support feature-length films (pictures, videos and documents)
  • Drag-and-drop form builder
  • Payments
  • Letters of reference
  • Drag-and-drop workflow
  • Team based applications
  • Multi-category and dependent fields

Review Process

The reviewing process is just as simple and intuitive as the application process.

With OpenWater’s administrative portal, reviewers can go online and access submissions at any time, anywhere, and on any mobile device. The review forms and processes are also all fully customizable, but come with most commonly used existing features like:

  • Single or multi-round review process
  • Customizable review criteria per program
  • Committee based review capacity (including tiered judging permissions)
  • Save & Return (lets reviewers save their scoring drafts)
  • Download to PDF (down all or specific applications to PDF to review offline)
  • Full offline judging mode (perfect for in-person judging events)

Unique & Useful Features

Especially useful for Media & Film Festivals, we support the following features that really make OpenWater stand out from the rest:

  • Upload straight from Dropbox!

Applicants can now enjoy the benefits of uploading their submissions straight from their DropBox accounts.

  • Filestack Content Ingestion Network

Skip the lag, see your videos get uploaded in real-time. Using Filestack’s latest Content Ingestion Network - a feature that comes embedded with OpenWater’s Media & Film Festival Software - you can optimize for speed on the upload front. Uploading a 100MB file from Germany to Tokyo usually takes about 60 seconds/100MB - using Filestack, we can reduce that time to just 6 seconds.

Make Media & Film Festival Management Simple With OpenWater



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