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If you have just created your blog, check this:

Update your profile, publish text and include a photo in the text: check the video

Insert / embed  a video in your text check the video tutorial

Publish on your new blog. Check also those pages:
- to register a festival,
- to register a film,


Insert an image :  video tutorial


Fix the size of an image in your blog video tutorial 

If you already have a film or festival account, if you have a pre-existing account on for your festival, check also those pages:

- Update your festival directory listing
- Update your festival blog

- Update your film library details
- Update your film blog


General Help Menu:


Personalize My Blog

Create content

Create a blog entry

Create a blog entry add an image

Create a blog entry: add a video

Create a blog entry finish

Create a Festival Record

Create a Film Record

Create an image

Create a book review

Create a weblink

Create a forum topic

Edit your content


Other options


Promote your videoblog



For all visitors
All visitors are welcome to discover, browse, watch videos, vote, and comment... To be part of the community though, you need to register to get your own videoblog, publish your posts, images, videos, book reviews, links, tags... Your videoblog is customizable and accessible via urls like Join us.


To register, enter a login name, a valid email, choose your password, your domain name, your blog category and add a description who will appear at the top of your videoblog. If you loose your password, request a new one here.


Personalize my Blog

To go to your account and personalize your blog, click on My Blog on the left column.



The window below will appear.

  • In the account settings tabs, you can change your username, your email adress, your password and your location.

You can also choose the Domain Name of your videoblog used to access it directly. For example, if you enter alice, your blog will be accessible via the url alice.

In the description field, you can add picture like a banner of your festival or of your film.  (for instance copy paste the festival logo on your website or facebook page.
To add images use the process as described above to add an image in the "blog entry" section.

Below, you can upload a picture to have it displayed when you are connected, on your blog's description...

Save the settings by pressing Submit at the bottom of the page.

  • Next to your "account settings" option, click on the "User info" tabs. Fill the fields to allow users to look at your profile. Information will be displayed at the top of the right column of your blog. In "about this blog" field, you can add pictures and link. For instance, you can describe your film, your festival, or tell more about you.


Create content


To Add content, click on the left column on "create content" and then the type of content you wish to create. Most often a blog entry will be created, which is also called a personal blog entry or a post.








Create a blog entry

To enter a new post:

1- Provide the title

2- Optional: select the relevent channels for this post. For example "Ambiance" and the post will be displayed on your blog and on the selected channel(s).

3- Place an image on top (see below)

- Optional: provide tags to help classify and find this post. For example, "film festival usa" and the post will be listed when visitors select those words.

4- Enter the body and the text of the post.

5- Add the embed code of a video from youtube or vimeo

The text will appear as you type it, with lines and paragraph breaks automatically done. To use bold or italics, select the text and use the bottons above this input box. The post accepts also a limited set of html code like links or images... Links can easily added by using the button with a chain. Enter the complete url including http://. .


Create a blog entry: add an image
Select an existing image or add a new one

  • Add a new image:

Click on the iamge button on top of the text box. (next to flash symbol). A pop-up window will open. Click on "upload" on top left of screen


On the next window (see below), provide a Title for that image. You can also optionally include it in a channel, an image gallery, add tags and a description. To upload the image, use the "Browse" option to select the image on your disk. Press Submit bellow.



then browse your computer to upload from your image. insert and save.

or add the url of an image from the web

The image will be inserted in the text. You can move the image. You can also use the formatting buttons like move to right, center, move left or justify. Save your post to check.

If you have problem to add your image, you can also consult the video tutorial or the .doc document: Post a photo from your computer inside your blog entry.doc

  • Insert a existing image

From the web:

Select the image you need from the web, make sure you got rights for that, right click on the image and select properties, copy url


The Url have to finish by .jpg, .bmp or .gif  Once select, paste this url in your blog post by clicking on the tree button on top of the text box and by filling the "image url" field with the image url.

If you have problem to add your image from the web, you can also consult the video tutorial or .doc document: Post a photo that is available on the web inside your blog entry.doc

From your account:

If you have already uploaded an image on your account, you can add it any time (your poster, logo) on your blog posts. You just have to click on the image symbol a button on top of the text box, select the pre-existing image from the list on the right and click on insert.



Create a blog entry: add a video

If you have a pre existing video on Youtube or Dailymotion, you can easily import it in your blog entry. You just have to paste the embed code of your video, in your post.

On youtube, you can copy the embed code at the right of the video:

To paste this code on Fest21, you have first to "disable rich text" at the bottom of the body field of your blog entry.

Once done, paste embed code and click on submit. In blog entry, you can have pictures, video and text. By example, take a look at this post.

If you have problem to add your video, you can also consult the .doc document: Post a video from the web inside your blog entry.doc


Create a blog entry: finish
To finish your post:
- Submit it (or preview before)



Create a festival Record

As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, fields...Your festival record will be add to our festival database (more than 4000 festival!).

If you have problem to fill your festival record, you can consult the help page "register a festival".


Create a film record

As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, fields...Your film record will be add to our film database, and you can submit your film easily to festival

If you have problem to fill your film record, you can consult the help page "register a film".


Create an image
Enter all fields and info as described above to enter an image associated with a post. Both methods actually produce the same result: to add an image to your list. 


Create a book review
As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, fields...

You can rate the books. To add detailed information, you can specify information like the book's cover, the ISBN code, the price, etc.

If there is a related website, use the option « offsite links » to share it.

You have to complete « contents » and « review » before submiting your book review. If you have nothing to write, just let it empty..


Create a weblink
As for a Blog entry described above, fill title, links and fields...


Create a forum topic

As for a Blog entry, fill title and description.


Create a audio

Complete information : title, tag, description and select on your browser the audio file that you want to share. The files are limited to 8 MB.

When you have finished, just click on « Submit ».


Edit your content

To edit your content, to the right column click on "My Blog"  and select your blog post.

After click on edit, to save your change click on "submit".



All of your post generate RSS feed. If you want to add your RSS feeds or those from other members on other sites, netvibes, myYahoo... just go to your video blog and click on the « XML » button on top and copy the link. Then you can choose your application to read the rss feed.


You also have on the  left column of the home page, a « RSS feeds » option. There, you can see and add the more recent rss feed, the general rss feed for posts, audio or video....

For rss feeds, you can also visit the Netvibes Universe page of fest21 :


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To participate or read subject on the forum, click on Forum on the left column.To create a new subject, click on « Post new forum topic » and complete the information.


Invite your friends and colleagues

If you want to let other people discover Fest21, go on the left column and click on « Invite your friends and colleagues ». Then, just add their email and write a personal message (optional).


Promote your videoblog

A few tips to improve your visibility on Fest21 and Google:

- Publish original content. Add regularly new content; for example, update your blog once a week

- Use title that describes your content well, choose category for your content and add tags (ie words describing the content).

- For Video, Pictures and Audio files that you upload, it's better to name them video_cannes_festival than video090998980 for example. It also helps search engines.

- Use our special promotion offers and make sure to promote your Festival (Bulletin Board), your Film(Showcase) , your Online Platform (Exposure) and more.

- Share your content on Digg, Delicious, or other social network like Facebook, Netvibes, Myspace, Twitter... Use your RSS to republish automatically in your other blogs.

- Create your own widget to promote your content or general festival content on various websites...

- Add a link to your blog on your other websites, on cinema or blog's directories, on the websites of your partners...

- Add your Videoblog on your press releases



Actually Fest21 is in english and in French since 2008.

"A vous de créer..."

Comments (20)

There used to be.....

There used to be a link on that would allow you to search for international film festivals based on a month of the year. Anyone knows what happened to it or if there is a new link for it? You can still find them by searching each country individualy. It takes toomuch time this way. can anyone help please?


Thank you.

delete account


I am wondering how to edit or delete a film entry that i made...

thank you for helping me, it is quite urgent and i have been trying for days to contact you


This is certainly a great

This is certainly a great piece of information. I do appreciate the pain taken in formulating this piece of “Help” tutorial which includes everything from creating a blog entry to promoting it. Everything has been illustrated so well with the help of images and screen shots. I also had some problems with the information uploaded regarding my movie to see it on my LCD HDTV . I could clear my doubt over here. French version is also quiet useful for many. Thanks a lot.

checking emails


I have a Blog on

How can I see if anybody sent me an email? or asking me for something?

I don't know How to navigate your SITE.

Im curious if anybody in all this time sent me any email/s

Thank ou soooo much


Can't delete weblinks!!!

Does anyone know how to delete weblinks and re-order them?

Alek Sapic

What weblink would you like

What weblink would you like to delete?



The poster on my registered film is not mine.

I registered a film but the poster that shows up for it is not mine and has nothing to do with what my film is about. Also, I couldn't find any way to edit a film registration, or a blog entry.

Great work, keep it up. I

Great work, keep it up. I love returning back to this site and reading the quality content you always have on offer.

know feedback/ratings

how do I know the ratings/feedback to my post

me too looking for the same

me too looking for the same



I accidently put the incorrect url for a blog I posted a while ago, how do I delete the blog?

change the blog post


they seem ok to me though?
click on my blog

click on the title you want to edit

click edit...

The editor

changing the order of videos

I was just wondering if it was possible to change the order that the videos appear in on the ecu blog.


If anyone could help I'd be really grateful.



Video order

You can change the video order on the general video page : 


but not at this time on a blog's list.




help with deleting videos

how can I delete videos from my blog that haven't been properly uploaded?

I'm sorry..

I'm sorry, we forgot to include contact info, but you can reach us at either the myspace account or email


The "Craig" team

Attention, film festivals and conventions, please read!

Hello people, thanks for taking the time to read this.

As "Craig" is now finished, we're searching high and low for conventions and festivals to submit it to - we're interested in everything from big festivals to small conventons.

Please note, that we are not interested in "invitations" from festivals that it turns out we have to pay submission fees for eventhough we were "invited".

More info at


I was just wondering how you can view the ratings people have given you.

Check the official site

Eric, better check the official site, you might find your answer there.

how to add a moderate plugin

how can i add a Moderate post drop down menu to my drupal blog?

eric gawater


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