Hacking Technology For Your Indie Film Release
Saturday, March 14
12:30PM - 1:30PM
InterContinental Stephen F. Austin
Capital Ballroom B
701 Congress Ave
Within the past three years, the emergence and maturation of lightweight, user-friendly technology platforms like VHX, Reelhouse, Vimeo and Quiver has made distributing films easier than ever. As new technologies and distribution approaches continue to disrupt conventional release windows, funding cycles, and acquisition deals, how do indie filmmakers navigate this shifting landscape while balancing audience engagement and revenue?
We’ll look at the obstacles and opportunities, successes and failures that come out of self-distribution. This panel is about what it takes to get your film seen in an overcrowded marketplace by using technology as your secret weapon.
Dir of Digital Initiatives
Chris Horton joined Sundance Institute in 2011 to launch #ArtistServices, an initiative that further extends the organization's mission of connecting artists with audiences. Through a series of inn...Show the rest
Chris Horton joined Sundance Institute in 2011 to launch #ArtistServices, an initiative that further extends the organization's mission of connecting artists with audiences. Through a series of innovative deals and partnerships, #ArtistServices provides Institute alumni with tools and resources that enhance creative funding and self-distribution opportunities. Recent projects include two films from the BURN, Upstream Color, and Detropia.
Horton was previously the head of acquisitions for FilmBuff, a pioneering New York digital distribution company and sister company to Cinetic Media. Under Horton's leadership, FilmBuff acquired sales rights to hundreds of feature-length movies, including Banksy's Exit Through The Gift Shop and Chris Smith's Collapse.Hide the rest
Founder of Assemble and Creative Director at BRITDOC.