Independent filmmakers who market their films at local and international film festivals know how difficult it is to keep track of all the dates and deadlines.
Rodrigo Rubano, along with co-founder Ramiro Longo, released the iFilmfest App for iPhone & iPad which is the first of its kind. Based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, their company, Movidromo, is a young start-up business focused on mobile development tools for the international audiovisual industry. Digital Journal had the opportunity to interview Mr. Rubano about the iFilmfest App.
Digital Journal: What made you want to work in/or with the indie film industry?
Rodrigo Rubano: Above all, we are filmmakers. We are filmmakers who believe filmmaking is a way of life rather than just to belonging to an industry. With that as our base, our projects are mainly focused on making the filmmaker’s life a bit easier covering the basics.
Digital Journal: How will indie film makers benefit from your services?
Rodrigo Rubano: We just launched iFilmfest, a film festival guide made for mobile devices. Developed from a strict selection of international film festivals, it allows anyone connected with the global audiovisual industry (whether amateur or professional) to meet and plan, in a simple and effective way, to send his/her film through a rigorous selection of the most respected and influential film events on the world’s circuit.
Digital Journal: What kind of feedback have you received for the iFilmfest app?
Rodrigo Rubano: Yes, we have received feedback from several specialized industry media, that since its launch were interested in our project.
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Rodrigo Rubano: We are fascinated with the idea of bringing all the players in the international audiovisual community, useful tools designed to facilitate their work production and distribution in a creative, playful and elegant way.
Digital Journal: What are the challenges you see for indie film makers? What challenges do you or your company face?
Rodrigo Rubano: Distribution. Today we all know that access to technology makes filmmaking more accessible to everyone. But distribution is the Achilles heel for any filmmaker from anywhere in the world. To create solutions to this global problem is our greatest professional challenge.
Digital Journal: Where can people go to learn more about your project and/or your company?
Rodrigo Rubano: Here are links where people can find us:
Our website: ifilmfestapp.com
Email: email@example.comDigital Journal: Do you have anything you would like to share with us?
Rodrigo Rubano: IFilmfest was designed to make filmmaker ́s life easier. The app is an extremely user-friendly tool, featuring a simple and intuitive way to search for international film festivals around the world with a unique and original design. With iFilmfest, users can plan the best festival path for their films through the world’s most influential film festivals.
The iFilmFest app costs $3.99 on iTunes and is available in English and Spanish. Indie film producers will definitely find the iFilmFest useful in keeping track of their festival submissions and selections. The fact that it works from the iPhone or iPad and soon on Android devices, makes it an easily accessible tool which is handy for the indie film producer who is always on the go.