Filmmaking - Distribution


5 Tips for Selling Your Indie Documentary


These days, making a good documentary is not good enough. Finding the right good distributor is as challenging a process as making a film, a reality of the business I’ve learned the hard way. I’ve directed and produced two documentary…  Read more

By Apr 16, 2018

At SXSW, Sundance Shares Columbus Distribution Figures and Offers DIY Distribution Tips


Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative released today a case study for one of its inaugural films that premiered at Sundance last year: Columbus, from :: kogonada, who appeared on Filmmaker’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film list. Opening to strong…  Read more

By Mar 14, 2018

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

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