A Survival Guide to Alternative Film Distribution

Digital distribution continues to evolve with now over 100 digital and streaming platforms. Within this new world of DIY and creative distribution, distributors and filmmakers are working out the different ways to effectively release films and television series of all genres and budgets. This panel will explore the platforms now available, how the business models work, and what types of projects work in these distribution structures. Emerging trends will be discussed including AVOD, education/public library streaming, and MOD (manufacture on demand). On the more traditional side, distributors face challenges too. We will look at how they are monetizing their content and film libraries, while also creating a strong value chain for their business and filmmaker partners.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Intermediate