YoungCuts.com Internet-site for the young stage directors' festival
The Organizing Committee of a yearly movie festival of young stage directors, which takes place every October in Canada turned to QArea with a quote to develop an informational resource for their competitors, critics and spectators.
The site was to be implemented within 3 months as a means of communication of this event's participants and an information system for the movie critics' work. Any competitor was to be enabled to download a short movie (up to 10 MB), which next was to be accessible for general viewing and also for the assessment by the jury members.
From technical point of view the site is composed on finished CMS Drupal with the switched on support of forum file downloading system, voting, mailing, e-commerce, comments system, obscene words filter, banner advertisements. The site supports flexible control of content and functionality access levels through role and rights system. Administrator's area allows to configure the functionality and site content in on line mode. Commercial success was gained owing to the banner advertisement, movies and festival attributive e-shop, and due to the organization of fee-paying subscription for the privileged movie critic role. Speaking about the competitors - the site appeared interesting for them due to the possibility to increase the number of spectators, who get familiar with their work, and due to the chance to get the messages from critics and a place for formal and informal communication on every topic of the festival.