Film Distribution in an Increasingly Digital Age

In an increasingly digital age, filmmakers must identify new and effective ways to reach consumers especially during a time when the longstanding festival premiere and theater-release models are being disrupted. As VOD and SVOD platforms are flooded with submissions, and platforms shift to predominantly originals programming, filmmakers are being forced to identify new ways to sell their work, market their projects and reach viewers. With these changes comes a shift in power structure within the film distribution and discovery process while also opening more doors for audiences to learn about, and access, independent film projects.

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Emily Best

Seed&Spark Inc

Maggie Mackay

Vidiots Foundation

Robert Schwartzman

Utopia films and Altavod

Elijah Wood


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