FilmFreeway Offers Filmmakers Modern Alternative to Withoutabox

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More than 460 worldwide film festivals have signed up for FilmFreeway in its first two months.

FilmFreeway is now the fastest growing film festival submissions platform in the world,” said Zachary Jones, founder and CTO of FilmFreeway.

Today, a new website that makes it free for filmmakers and screenwriters to discover and submit to film festivals and screenplay contests, announced that FilmFreeway has been adopted as a submissions platform by more than 460 international film festivals around the world. In just its first two months since launch, has captured more than 50% of the festival market share of Withoutabox, which has been around, and largely unchanged, for well over a decade.

“FilmFreeway is now the fastest growing film festival submissions platform in the world,” said Zachary Jones, founder of FilmFreeway. “Every day we hear stories from filmmakers and screenwriters all over the world about how FilmFreeway is making the process of submitting to festivals easier and cheaper than ever before. We built FilmFreeway as a free alternative to Withoutabox. The days of paying a submissions platform a fee to submit to festivals are finally over.”

Another stark contrast between FilmFreeway and Withoutabox is that FilmFreeway allows filmmakers to upload and submit their projects in HD. FilmFreeway also seamlessly integrates with both Vimeo and YouTube, all exclusive features the service offers to filmmakers at no charge.

“Online screeners play seamlessly, in beautiful, crystal clear HD,” says Jones. “We understand how vitally important it is that the viewing experience for your film reflects the same quality and attention to detail you put into creating it.”

A primary reason FilmFreeway has become so popular with festivals is the significant cost savings it offers. Withoutabox charges festivals expensive set-up fees and an 18% commission, while FilmFreeway has no set-up fees, and offers commissions as low as just 5%.

“Actually, we did the math and posted it on our site, and when you factor in all of Withoutabox’s fees and commissions, under a common circumstance they take about 35% of a festival’s revenue. FilmFreeway is better, faster, and more than 4 times cheaper than Withoutabox,” says Jones.

Filmmakers can easily browse all 462 of FilmFreeway’s worldwide film festivals and screenplay contests online at:

“Right now we’re 100% focused on creating the best user experience possible for filmmakers, screenwriters and festivals. If you add up: free for filmmakers, cheap for festivals, and a clean, modern user experience, we believe you get the best film festival submissions platform on the planet,” says founder Zachary Jones.

About FilmFreeway
FilmFreeway makes it easy for filmmakers and screenwriters to discover and submit to hundreds of film festivals and screenplay contests all around the world, in one simple pace. To learn more about FilmFreeway, visit

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