The International
Film Festival Summit relies on FileMaker
Pro database software to help it run the world’s largest conference of film
festival producers. FileMaker, Inc. is also a Technology Sponsor of the event,
which runs December 5-6, at the Time Warner Building, in New York, NY.

“FileMaker is an invaluable resource for The International Film Festival
Summit when it comes to organizing contacts, attendees, sponsors, and tasks,”
said Todd Brockman, chairman of The International Film Festival Summit. “Many
of the festivals that attend our event are staunch supporters and heavily rely
on FileMaker to run their Film Festivals as well, so it was a natural fit to
have FileMaker as a sponsor.”

FileMaker Pro is used by the following film festivals: Telluride Film
Festival; Sundance Film Festival; Tribeca Film Festival; Festival des Films du
Monde; Maui Film Festival; Woodstock Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival;
the Seattle Film Festival; and many more.

Considered the leading gathering of film festival producers in the world,
the International Film Festival Summit attracts more than 300 film industry
leaders and attendees representing more than 800 official film festivals
across the globe. By some industry estimates, there are another 1,100
unofficial film festivals held annually attendance rely on FileMaker to
organize and run their own festivals. In fact, Seattle International Film
Festival will showcase how FileMaker Pro 8 has helped it become one of the
most acclaimed film festivals internationally.

On Dec. 6, Kristine Towne, manager of information systems for the Seattle
International Film Festival, will make a presentation on “Planning and
Organizing the Grand-Scheme,” demonstrating how her festival uses FileMaker
Pro 8 to efficiently manage all key aspects of their festival, from updating
the festival web site to scheduling, venue management, sponsorship and
corporate relations, volunteer tracking and even raising funds.

“Movies are not just about entertainment, they are an integral factor in
cultural exchange and education,” said Towne. “FileMaker Pro is an integral
tool that helps us make a contribution in spreading this cross-cultural

FileMaker Pro is used by more than 100,000 creative professionals
worldwide to effortlessly access and manage client details, job status,
digital assets, timesheets and more within advertising agencies, direct mail
companies, print vendors, media buying agencies, motion picture and video
production companies, photography studios, graphics design agencies and
animation studios.