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TIFF signs exclusive deal with FilmFreeway as 2020 submission outlet for filmmakers

Toronto International Film Festival has inked an exclusive deal with FilmFreeway to serve as the submission hub where filmmakers aiming to premiere their 2020 projects will use to submit their films.

The closed deal adds TIFF to the roster of film festivals such as; Sundance, Tribeca, AFI, Santa Barbara, Edinburgh and San Francisco, who all have a working relationship with FilmFreeway as submission outlet for movies that premiere during their festivals. The deal will last for three years.

“The reliable and user-friendly submission experience that FilmFreeway provides aligns with our mission and will help us reach and better serve diverse groups of storytellers from all over the world,” said Cameron Bailey, artistic director for TIFF.

FilmFreeway, since its debut in 2014 gives over 1 million registered filmmakers a way to easily find and submit their projects to film festivals from around the world at a given cost.

“We are thrilled to be working with TIFF. To serve as the exclusive submission service for such a prestigious film festival is such an honor. We have worked closely with TIFF’s programming team to develop custom functionality to serve their unique processes and demonstrated for them the level of attention and quality that festivals have come to expect when working with FilmFreeway,” Zachary Jones, chief technology officer and co-founder of FilmFreeway commented.

Filmmakers can submit their films to filmfreeway.com for a slot to premiere at TIFF from February 11, 2020.

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