Filmmaking - Distribution


Film Festival Application Process Do’s and Don’ts (Or, How Not to Shoot Yourself In the Foot When Applying to a Film Festival)

Omar Gonzales, Ania Trzebiatowska, David Nugent and Jon Reiss at the IFP Filmmaker Labs

So it’s that intense festival time of year again. You’re considering festivals, applying to festivals, maybe excited about the festivals you’ve been accepted to or recalibrating your expectations after unexpected rejection letters. If so, then the following ten do’s and…  Read more

By Dec 19, 2017

“Your Film Will Always Travel More Than You”: Director Sophie Goyette on Independent Distribution

Sophie Goyette

In 2016, Québécois filmmaker Sophie Goyette’s debut feature, Mes nuits feront écho, won the Bright Future Award at the Rotterdam International Film Festival. A poetic rumination on morality, the fragility of relationships, and the bravery that goes into cultivating human…  Read more

By Dec 12, 2017

Why Old School Blockbuster VHS Video Cover Art Beats Netflix Thumbnails

Those who remember the days of the neighborhood video store — whether that was, for you, Kim’s Video or Blockbuster — may attribute their fondness for ineffably sleazy horror film VHS cover art to simple nostalgia, but, proposes Entertain the…  Read more

By Oct 25, 2017

Should Filmmakers Tour Their Work Like Bands Tour Their Albums?

The Eyeslicer

Since I started working in film ten years ago I’ve been fascinated by the creative possibilities of distribution. Filmmakers tend to think of releasing their film primarily as homework: the creative work is over and now the boring part begins:…  Read more

By Sep 13, 2017

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