FASTEST WAY TO YOUR CUSTOMIZED FESTIVAL STRATEGY

Create a customized festival strategy for your short film, within a click! No matter if it’s live-action, animation or documentary: FestivalWhizz matches your film with an independent database of festivals from all over the world, from A-list to genre. Stop spending hours researching and comparing festivals! Try it free
 

AFFORDABLE AND FLEXIBLE 

Receive monthly lists of festivals, specific for your short, no matter if the film is online or just started the festival run. Add more festivals on demand anytime, whenever it makes sense in order to create the best strategy. Choose from various strategies, depending on your budget and your previous submissions. Get ready for your festival career! Register

 

INDEPENDENT FESTIVAL DATABASE

FestivalWhizz’s database of over 3300 competitions is independent. We are constantly researching and reviewing festivals, and only integrate the ones worth submitting to! We analyze festivals listed on major submission platforms like Filmfreeway, Withoutabox, Shortfilmdepot etc., but also the growing number of festivals with direct submissions. More

 

SMART MATCHING ALGORITHM

FestivalWhizz uses all relevant information about you and your film. Our algorithm checks more than 670 factors to find the right festivals. The better a festival matches your short film, the higher it will be ranked in the list. Our algorithm even gets smarter, when you keep the status of your submissions updated. Create your first festival list
 

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

FestivalWhizz is made by CUT-UP, a full service festival distribution agency for short films. With FestivalWhizz we want to support even more fellow filmmakers, by giving direct access to CUT-UP’s database and algorithm.
 

DON'T BE SHY

We are always there if you need us, just call or e-mail if you have any questions or feedback. Sometimes you can even have a chat with us at a festival. FestivalWhizz is getting better with your input!
 

WHAT FILMMAKERS SAY

 

 
"They are highly efficient, and they 
frequently bring me good news. 
More people in the world can 
view my movies, I can 
expand my audience base."
Lei Lei, China
 
 
"It was taking a lot of time 
to find appropriate festivals 
for my work. It's better to submit to a 
curated list of festivals than to have 
a wider selection of festivals that might 
not be relevant or fitting to your work."
Ng’endo Mukii, Kenya
"Up to now we carried out the submissions 
for our films unassistedly, without much of a strategy, 
not to mention the cost awareness. 
Basically the „we do our best and will see“ strategy. 
For the current film we appreciate 
the matching by the algorithm, 
as our concern was to miss the variety of the market.“
Carola Kutzner, Switzerland