About Fiona Festival
We believe that technology can be your friend instead of your enemy.
That is why we design our digital products to be effective, user-friendly and easy to use. With the experience of many years of collaboration with great international Dutch Film Festivals, we have created Fiona. We are based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. If you are in the neighborhood, come say hi!
The team behind Fiona works with film festivals for over 15 years. Here we introduce the people you are likely to run into when meeting Fiona.
ROLAND VAN PUTTEN
Roland is co-founder and technical director of Fiona. He helps many film festivals as a technical consultant with a deep understanding of festival processes.
DIGNA VAN NIELEN
Digna is project manager at Fiona since the start of the company. She worked for various film festivals in the programme department. Digna is service oriented as well as a problem solver.
Peter is co-founder of Fiona. He heads the design team and is responsible for marketing.
Fiona Festival is created for festivals, with festivals.
In 2015, we partnered up with IFFR, IDFA and NFF to create a new online platform. Although the three biggest Dutch film festivals are unique in their festival programming and other activities, they also have a lot in common. Each festival goes through the same stages of researching and selecting films, inviting guests, programming shows, publishing the data to the website, et cetera. The differences between the festivals can be found in their data and content, and sometimes in the way they set up their workflows.
Our aim was to create one platform based on the latest technologies, design around a festival’s most important work processes. It also had to feel like a unique product, which could accommodate specific workflows and data for a festival. Lastly, working together on one platform should decrease yearly costs for each festival. As a bonus, the festivals also learned a lot from each other.
Fiona Festival is live since 2016. New features are added each year, thanks to our great partners who keep us up to date about the latest changes in the film festival world. Meanwhile, we keep on searching for new technologies to keep Fiona up to date.