This four-week course will offer deep insight into the strategies and practicalities of preparing your documentaries’ distribution. The programme will cover festivals, sales and distribution, giving filmmakers and producers a strong understanding of how to position, package and promote their film from pre-production through to premiere and beyond. Combining a series of presentations and practical tasks, course participants will leave with a renewed energy and understanding of distribution strategy.
An overview of film festivals, strategising your film and distribution plan. We cover schedules, submissions, and tactics of approach.
Homework: create a festival strategy for your film
A focus on sales and distribution – how do you engage a sales agent, what use are they? What are distributors looking for?
Windows, Rights, Contracts – A week about the messy complexities and the business side of filmmaking.
Homework: Create a press pack for your project
How to attend and work a film festival. This week covers what to expect, to prepare and how to make the most of your film festival journey.
We reserve the right to cancel or postpone this course in case we don’t receive enough bookings.
This course is delivered via online distance learning. Students will require their own computer or other internet connected device.
If you’d like to be notified about this course’s future running dates, please fill in this quick form. If you have any questions about the course, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.
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