Own Your Destiny: The Shopify of Film Distribution

Mar 10, 2023

4:00pm – 5:00pm CT

Recording: Own Your Destiny: The Shopify of Film Distribution, Mar 10, 2023

For years, film creators and producers have relied on traditional distribution methods like cinemas, film festivals, and major online distributors to get their visions noticed and monetized yet only 1/3 of independent producers or less stand to recoup their investment on a film. What if the Shopify model was brought to filmmaking? This session will look at the future of independent film, festivals as an annual distributor, and the business case for self-distribution.

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

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Deirdre Haj

Film Streams

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Ahbra Perry

Drafthouse Films/Giant Pictures

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Tanner Stechnij

Festival Scope

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Primary Access
Platinum Badge
Film & TV Badge
Secondary Access
Music Badge
Interactive Badge