THE FUTURE OF DISTRIBUTION?
This past weekend I was in San Jose for Cinequest, which is known for being on the forefront of technology, and came across what may become the newest answer for indie filmmakers who can’t find traditional means of distribution. The site is called Jaman and along with being a social network it’s also an online distribution site. Currently with over 1,000 shorts and features in its library from all over the world, you can rent ($1.99) or buy ($4.99) the films and with their peer-to-peer network can deliver movies that are — their site boasts — better than DVD quality (I’ve seen it, it’s quite good). And the best thing about it, the filmmakers get something out of it: 30% of the gross revenue from rentals and sales go to the filmmakers. Along with Cinequest the site has partnered up with the Miami International Film Festival and the San Fancisco International Film Festival which will put a few films on the site from its 50th anniversary program.
Click here to learn more about getting your film on the site.