Distribution

From film festival strategies to theatrical to VOD to online options to finding and securing a sales agent the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on all things related to the distribution process

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Hikmet Izgi
Distribution to FilmFestivals via FilmFreeway

Hello,

it could be helpful for a structured distribution to filmfestivals...

https://filmfreeway.com/festivals

Bye. Hikmet

Tobi Ogunwande

While I am a big fan of Filmfreeway, I am not satisfied with having a structured festival distribution strategy with the platform. Filmfreeway is a marketplace and while they have made submissions ver...

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Ikenna Ezuma

Good one brother, your analysis is pretty correct. I was at filmfreeway but had to slow down my involvement. I'll check out these other links you provided and see how it goes. Thanks again.

Tobi Ogunwande

Thank you Ikenna.

Cherelynn Baker
Anyone else going to EFM 2019?

Hi, it's my first time attending the European Film Market - has anyone else gone? Do you have any tips or recommendations? I'm stunned at how much less it costs versus AFM! Thank you in advance for sharing your experiences!

Cherelynn Baker

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga Thank you SO much for sharing your experience! I'm looking forward to the event and all it holds! Good luck with your projects!

Michael Connolly

We are going to sell some docs, never been but really excited to go!

Cherelynn Baker

Michael Connolly It's my first time and I too am giddy with excitement to go! Cheers to your successful sales!

Michael Connolly

are you selling or financing?

Pat Savage

Cherelynn Baker when is the event dear

Adolf El Assal
Trailer for my feature film

Who is interested in having a look at the trailer of my new feature film and give me feedback?

LaKesha Bellamy

I would.

Tobi Ogunwande

I would

Debbie Croysdale

Yes.

Luke Rufo
Im looking for advice on film festivals / sales agents and distribution

We are currently just about to start the edit for our no budget musical feature film and hope to have a final cut by May 2019. I know nothing about how the big film festivals work and am looking for advice on them. I have heard that you need to get a sales agent on board to have any kind of chance o...

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Tobi Ogunwande

Hi Luke, the trailer looks really good! Well done. I will be more than happy to assist with your festival distribution. feel free to send me a private message when you are ready and we can talk furthe...

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Allie Rivera
Web Series (!?!?)

Hey there! I've released a few features but had someone ask us to do a web series with the promise of putting it on their platform and they they didn't really follow through.... (long, boring story I will save you from).

MOVING on...any suggestions on where to go from here? Short form content is not...

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Check out this show on @stareable!
Check out this show on @stareable!
MOMS' ANONYMOUS is an episodic mockumentary-style comedy following 9 parents at different stages of life and neuroses, who help each other survive the the chaos of raising children by forming an AA style support group
Lourdes Trammell

This series is definitely super-cute, but, also, the cast is doing a fantastic job, great comedic timing. Few glitches in editing/sound. Are you looking just for exposure? What is your ultimate goal for the series?

Allie Rivera

Thanks Lourdes! Yes, mainly looking for exposure. We didn't have much of a budget, hence some of the sound issues, unfortunately... So exposure would be great--looking to either get this picked up by...

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Lourdes Trammell

Exposure/views is always the best way to get picked up later. What other platforms do you have? Just the one? Do you want it up on Vimeo and You Tube?

Tobi Ogunwande

Hi Allie, You could get in touch with Viddsee.com. They have a very strong community in South East Asia. Although they focus on only filmmakers from that region, I think they have recently expanded to...

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LaKesha Bellamy

I am accepting submission for my streaming platform. No third-parties. Submit content to bit.ly/2EvePbB

Christopher Bower
Has anyone worked with Adler & Associates Entertainment Before?

I am shopping around for a sales agent for my new film and I spoke with these guys at AFM and twice since. I was wondering if anyone has had any experience positive or negative with them before?

Michael Horn

Steven, by "they" do you mean Marie Adler, alias:

Marie Salehi, Maryam S Saleha, Maryam Saleha Adler, Maryam Selaha, Maryam Alder, Marie Saleha, Maryann Adler, Maryam Marie Adler, Maryann Saleha, Mary...

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Bradley Pontecore

...AAAAAAAAND CUT!

Steven Murphy

thank you for the documentary

Michael

Michael Horn

Steven, thanks and I'll have an update on Wednesday.

Michael Horn

Superior Court of Los Angeles

Santa Monica Courthouse

1725 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

December 5 & 6

8:30 AM, Room E

Michael Horn vs Marie Adler, aka:

Marie Salehi, Maryam S Saleha, Maryam Saleha Adl...

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Cherelynn Baker
Name your favorite iTunes aggregator

I'm looking for an iTunes aggregator and curious, who have you worked with and what was the experience?

Erik A. Jacobson

Indie Rights is one of the best aggregators, giving filmmakers an 80/20 split and a better deal (see below) than they'd get going solo on Amazon Prime, iTunes, and many other sites. Plus they have an excellent reputation. Ask for Linda Nelson.

Erik A. Jacobson

In addition to being an aggregator, Indie Rights is also an Amazon Studios Partner, which means that if you go through them your film can be seen in all 120 countries where Amazon is available. Howeve...

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Phillip Abraham
Feature Documentary, festivals and distribution.

Anyone have experience submitting their feature to Amazon? What distributors are open to direct submission? Has anyone world premiered their doc at a festival? and which festival?

Phillip Abraham

Thanks! Idfa is on my list.

Shadow Dragu-Mihai

You don't really submit your feature - you just have to make sure the content complies with their policies (ie. no calls to outside sites, proper subtitle files). It's not hard it's just tedious.

Cherelynn Baker

I've submitted my shorts to Amazon and it is a finicky and tedious process and the help section is not helpful and the support takes days to answer back with a copy and paste of text from the unhelpfu...

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Lourdes Trammell

Right on, Cherelynn. Thanks for that info ;)

Phillip Abraham
Rich Rule
Together Magic Film Group / Reel Nightmare Films

Does anyone have any experience with this company? I was contacted by them today and wondering if they are an honest and reputable company. Thank you

Erik A. Jacobson

Always a red flag when a distributor contacts you first.

Tobi Ogunwande
Michael Connolly
Michael

I am facing a dilemma, we finished a Documentary with a huge Niche audience and I am not sure other to go with distribber... for domestic and sell of my international rights... or just sell it all off.

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Michael- "Half a loaf is better than no loaf".

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Some distributors, real distributors, will give an advance. They Michael Moore and Dinesh D'Souza don't pay distributors, and the don't go self-distributed either. They "take 50%", well, my boss at di...

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Michael Connolly

Hey, thanks for the advice. We do actually have a good niche . Possible bigger than politics... but reaching an audience is hard.

Michael Connolly

Vasco, you are a stunt performer right? https://www.anchoredmindsproductions.com/project-5 Check our our stunt Doc

Tobi Ogunwande

Hey Michael. You could try filmhub.com. To me, they are a better alternative to DIstribber

Tobi Ogunwande
Can I find a platform that allows me submit my film to a curated list of film festivals?

I have been asked this question a lot over the years and I couldn't help until now. I understand a lot of filmmakers in North America don't even know there are amazing film festivals in other parts of the world. It would be great to have an International Premiere of your film in Africa or Europe or...

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Submit your film to multiple festivals at once with Festivilia - Screen Africa
Submit your film to multiple festivals at once with Festivilia - Screen Africa
SCREEN AFRICA EXCLUSIVE: The process of submitting a film to a festival can prove to be an expensive, time-consuming and dubious task for filmmakers.
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