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Event database
HOW THE DATABASE WORKS
1.    Why can't I find festivals I know about in the main page list?
 
2.    What is the show all button for?
 
3.    How are events indexed in the list and carousel?
 
4.    My country does not come up in the search by country list. Why?
 
5.    Which events are shown in the carousel and which in the list?

Event categories
EVENT CLASSIFICATION
6.    Why are film events classified in 3 categories?
 
7.    Why are events with festival in their name not in the Film festival
       category?

 
8.    How can I know dates and location of a Film tour?

Add and provide data
HOW TO ADD NEW EVENTS OR DATA
9.    I have added a film event but it doesn't come up in searches. Why?
 
10.  What requirements must a new event meet to go into the event
       database?

 
11.  How can I add or update data on a film event?
 
12.  Can I provide data or add an event even though I am not the event
       organizer?

 
13.  How can I link an official event channel to a database event entry?
 
14.  Other questions or doubts


 

 

 

Event database

HOW THE DATABASE WORKS


1. Why can't I find festivals I know about in the main page list? Film festival, Film Tours and Other film events main pages are a showcase of future film events sorted by date from the closest to the farthest. Past events or those with unknown dates are not shown. To see past events you can make a specific search or click on the Show all button.


2. What is the show all button for? Show all button is used to show all published events in each section including future and past events. On each section's main page only future events are displayed.


3. How are events indexed in the list and carousel? On the main page, before clicking Show all or making a specific search, events are indexed by date from the the closest to the farthest. Once you make a search or click on Show all, events are indexed alphabetically.


4. My country does not come up in the search by country list. Why? The search by country list only shows countries with published events. A country with no published events doesn't come up in the search list until an event in the country is published.


5. Which events are shown in the carousel and which in the list? Exactly the same ones. Each page shows the same events in the carousel and the list. They are two different and complementary view modes to display event information. Each one with its own advantage, they coexist in the same page. Listing allows for an at a glance and an overall view. Carousel allows to see detailed information on each event.


 

 

 

Event categories

EVENT CLASSIFICATION


6. Why are film events classified in 3 categories? At MFDB we classify events to give an idea about the type of event. Differentiating competitive from non competitive events gives us information about the type of event but also helps professionals that may be interested in submitting their work for competition. However in each group you can find very different events from one another. It is mainly a general guideline classification (see Type of events).


7. Why are events with festival in their name not in the Film festival category? Film festival is a broad generic name to identify all kind of film events. However at MFDB we use the term Festival only for events wit a competition section. If an event has no competition section it will be classified in Other film events although it may have the word Festival in its name (see Type of events).


8. How can I know dates and location of a Film tour? To get Film tours' complete data you have to open a floating window in the profile to access full description. You can find Film tour location data and dates at the end of the description.


 

 

 

Add and provide data

HOW TO ADD NEW EVENTS OR DATA


9. I have added a film event but it doesn't come up in searches. Why? Adding an event through the Add film events form is only a first step to enter it into the MFDB database. Once we receive event data via the form, MFDB administration will analyse information to validate it and complete any missing data. If the event is verified and meets requirements to become part of the event list, it will be published in the database as soon as possible.


10. What requirements must a new event meet to go into the event database? It is easy. The event must exist and have a screening program or a film contest. Theme must revolve around mountains and mountain activities. They can be cross-disciplinary events that also have other activities besides screenings but film must be in it one way or another (see Type of events).


11. How can I add or update data on a film event? If you want to correct or provide new information on events that have already been published (dates, description, name,other data...), you must send a message via the Contact form with the event's name in the subject. We will verify received data and publish it on the database as soon as possible.


12. Can I provide data or add an event even though I am not the event organizer? Of course! We highly value all user contributions related to our website contents or to how it works. Any registered user can enter an event and all users including non registered ones can provide information about events via the Contact form. No data will be published before validation.


13. How can I link an official event channel to a database event entry? Links between the database event entry and the channel in the Film events channels section is dealt with manually by MFDB administration. This being a manual process the link in some cases may be left pending approval, specially if it's a new channel. To solve this, users may send a linking petition via the Contact form with the event's name in the subject. Once we receive the petition the link will be verified and updated on the database as soon as possible.


 

 

 

Other questions

14. Other questions or doubts If your question hasn't been answered you may ask us directly via the Contact form. We will try to answer as soon as possible.

 
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