Overview of the project
As a festival attendee myself, I came equipped with knowledge of the experience Telluride sought to create for its audience. Leveraging these insights, I was able to deliver continuous improvement across every aspect of an influential international film festival. Telluride's existing system had evolved in response to rapid audience growth and was complicated to administer.
Between the 2016 and 2017 seasons, I deployed products to improve and integrate the administrative experience for festival volunteers and clarify the process of purchasing and enjoying festival passes for the star-studded audience. From submitting films for approval to configuring and booking venues, to selling and printing passes, and even scanning them when the audience arrives, Telluride now runs smoothly on a scalable and flexible platform.
FILM SUBMISSIONS MANAGED
For its debut performance, our straightforward, lightning-fast mobile app scanned nearly 40k passes across 15 venues, all done by volunteers over mobile connections.
I developed a system enabling swift creation of automated kiosks for showcasing upcoming shows. This system utilized a separate JS app to display the showtimes from an existing Django microservice's JSON endpoint.
Every year, Telluride receives numerous intriguing film submissions globally. I enhanced the submission process by integrating streaming media support, thereby simplifying the review and approval tasks for Telluride staff within their overall administrative duties.
A-list celebrities and first-time volunteers alike can now purchase and create their festival passes through an intuitive UI featuring automatic face cropping and QR code generation. Multiple levels of audience and staff passes can be efficiently managed by Telluride staff, and passholders activities are tracked to provide a more hassle-free festival experience.