Who are we?

Evolution Workshop designs custom databases for film festivals, corporate workgroups and data administration.  With over 10 years’ experience in FileMaker development for clients from AFI Fest to Nordstrom, we’ve got a proven track record for tailoring technology to our clients’ needs.

What can we do for you?

For starters:

  • Clean up the clutter
  • Get rid of all those random files and consolidate your data in one location.  This is the single most important thing you can do to help your festival get organized.

  • Streamline your workflow
  • Make changes once and have them proliferate through the system – no more keeping track of which versions of files are current.  Print reports at the push of a button – no more hassling with headers and formatting to make your working document come out pretty.

  • Update old systems
  • If you’re still working in Excel or Access – or even older versions of FMP – let us design a new system that takes advantage of the latest technology.  You’ll be surprised at how this whole computer thing is coming along.

  • Build new features into existing databases
  • If you already have a database but need added functionality, we can help.  Want to track new projects?  Add reports?  Integrate a paper-driven process that was missed the first time around?  We can do that.

What is FileMaker?

FileMaker Pro is the best-selling database software for businesses worldwide.  Rated #1 Database Productivity Software by PC Magazine and awarded the 2008 CODIE Award for Best Database Management Solution, it allows maximum flexibility in design, is cross-platform compatible for Windows and Mac, and supports up to 250 users simultaneously.  FileMaker is known for its ability to bring rapid development at lower costs than other database solutions and is a favorite among film festivals worldwide.  FileMaker formats are even supported by Withoutabox!

Why go with Evolution Workshop?

With over a decade’s experience developing FileMaker databases, we understand the ins and outs of good design.  And what’s more important:  we understand film festivals.  Check out some of our clients and have a look at databases we’ve developed for festival administration and festival attendees.  The important thing is, we get it, generally speaking.