Filmmaking - Distribution


Doc (and Art-Film) Blocking: How Algorithmic Content Moderation is Hurting Indie Films

A woman stands nude in a dark room, her face is covered by a bouquet of aromatic leaves.Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, courtesy of Sundance Institute

You have to look hard to find a trailer  for the recent release of Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, Estonia’s entry for this year’s Best International Feature Film category, on Facebook and Instagram — and forget about clips. Even though the lyrical…  Read more

By Feb 9, 2024

HieronyVision Announces “30×30” Film Independent Partnership Winners

HieronyVision, an online platform that aims to “establish a new creative ecosystem across independent and alternative movies, music and art,” has announced the 30 filmmakers selected as part of a Film Independent partnership. The filmmakers, chosen from five film schools…  Read more

By Jul 7, 2023

Sundance 2023 Documentary Sales and Beyond: Stark Realities, Golden Opportunities

The marquee at Park City's Egyptian Theater, which reads "Sundance Film Festival January 19-29, 2023."Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Distribution strategist Peter Broderick, whose articles on microbudget filmmaking were foundational in the early days of this magazine, publishes a weekly newsletter that is a must-read for anyone tracking the independent film industry. A recent edition, his report on Sundance…  Read more

By Jun 2, 2023

How To Run a DIY Oscar Campaign

Dan Mirvish at the Hamptons Film Festival

Now that the drama is over about whether the Academy would disqualify Andrea Riseborough for her rules-skirting DIY Oscar campaign for To Leslie, we can now return to the question every indie filmmaker wants to know. Just how do you…  Read more

By Mar 10, 2023

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