Filmmaking - Distribution


How to Build Your Documentary’s Distribution Strategy

Dawn Porter's TrappedDawn Porter's Trapped

Gone are the days when if you were lucky enough to sell your documentary to a single distributor, they would take care of the rest. Though a select group of established documentary filmmakers still operate along those traditional lines, the majority…  Read more

By May 24, 2016

POV’s 2016 Calls for Entries is Now Open

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee BoggsAmerican Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

POV, television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films, has opened the doors for entries for the 2017 PBS broadcast season and beyond. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, June 15, 2016. Each year POV premieres 14-16 of the most memorable nonfiction stories…  Read more

By May 12, 2016

Amazon Launches New Self-Service Video Platform

Somm: Into the BottleSomm: Into the Bottle

In addition to YouTube and Vimeo, filmmakers can now upload and sell their original video content on Amazon. On Tuesday, Amazon announced Amazon Video Direct (AVD), a new self-service program for creators and storytellers to make their video content available to Amazon customers.…  Read more

By May 11, 2016

Sickhouse Becomes First Feature Film Designed for Mobile Viewing


Sickhouse, a horror thriller produced by Indigenous Media, is billing itself as the first-ever scripted film, shot in real time, that’s designed for mobile viewing. Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Hannah Macpherson, Sickhouse was shot over the course of five days,…  Read more

By May 5, 2016

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