Filmmaking - Distribution


‘Nobody Wanted This Story’: Paula Eiselt And Heidi Reinberg On Making 93Queen At IFP Week 2018

Here’s a typical story about a documentary (or an indie, or occasionally even an experimental film): It cruises the festival circuit, likely at Sundance. It builds up buzz. Perhaps it collects some awards. It scores a distributor. Several months —…  Read more

By Sep 19, 2018

A Matter of Trust: Independent Film and the Blockchain

Trust Machine: The Story of Blockchain, courtesy of SingularDTV and Futurism Studios

In his novel Enduring Love, Ian McEwan constructs a striking metaphor of the tension between individualism and cohesion that lies at the core of modern society: Five strangers rush to save a child stuck in the passenger basket of a…  Read more

By Sep 17, 2018

Be Everywhere All At Once: The Ultimate Guide to Festivals, Online, & Your Short Film Release

The following article is crossposted with, Short of the Week, a new kind of film festival aimed at discovering the next wave of emerging filmmakers crafting stories for online audiences. Visit them at shortoftheweek.com A few years ago we released…  Read more

By Jul 18, 2018

“Don’t Sell Out, Don’t Give Your Art to a Corporation”: Secrets of DIY Doc Distribution at DOC NYC PRO


There are many reasons filmmakers might choose to self-distribute their documentaries: they may want residuals to come in throughout their careers, as opposed to what might be just a single upfront payment in an all-rights deal; they may feel a…  Read more

By Jul 11, 2018

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