2020 was one helluva year – a notorious year of uncertainty, disruption and isolation. Yet in all the negativity, we saw heroism and resilience. We adapted as a society – businesses went digital, and work from home became the new norm. We emerged stronger and coped with the sudden changes brought about by the pandemic.
What a year! While we are certainly glad it was over, it is good to review and take stock of how things have went. Let us have a look back at 2020 and see how it went for us:
In March, Filmplace expanded our operations to Malaysia.
In July, we established our company in Taiwan.
In September, out of 2,648 teams, we were one of the 60 teams to participate in the accelerator programme hosted by KSGC. After an intense 3 and a half months, we emerged proudly as Top 30 in the challenge!
In October, we have included an add-on COVID-19 disinfection service for increased safety. Both filmmakers and hosts can choose whether they want to disinfect the locations they book and when they would like the disinfection to take place. Find out more about it at https://blog.filmplace.co/covid-19-disinfection-service/
In November, we opened our branch in Korea and listed many locations from art exhibits, commercial spaces, and officetels. And despite the recency, we are receiving enquiries. Our team will be heading back in January to continue the second half of the challenge.
Also in November, we adjusted our interface by enhancing our chat system and revamping our listing procedures. Users can now look forward to a more comprehensive booking and listing experience. Kudos to our tech team for always being swift on their feet to respond to tech issues!
This year, the Filmplace community has attracted more than 1500 users, with 400+ locations globally listed on our marketplace.
In 2021, let’s start the year with a bang!
We want to thank you for the unwavering support and strong faith in us! 2021 is a comeback year, where we will be rolling out more incentives and greater convenience to you.
- From now till 28 February 2021, enjoy reduced Host fees for every booking!
- Regular hosts: 5% (down from 12%)
- Pro Hosts: 3% (down from 9%)
With PRO Host, you get to enjoy getting your location featured at the top of our search page along with requested write-ups and featured posts on our social media. Upgrade for free or read more about it at https://blog.filmplace.co/pro-host-programme/
We are not stopping here! We are planning to roll out our very own Filmplace mobile app:
Also coming your way, is our very own virtual tour feature for your listings. That way, you can save the hassle of coming down to do a location scout.
In Mid June, we will be launching keyword search. That way, you can have a more specific search experience and navigate around the web easier.
Lastly, we will be introducing a tier-based rewards system sometime mid-2021. So the more bookings you get, the more discount you enjoy off your host fee!
A glimpse of our team: We would like to thank you for the constant support! We will work harder to provide you with a better user experience here in Filmplace.
Stay tuned for more exciting promotions here at Filmplace!