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The New Distribution Landscape Winter 2017

In this ever-complicated media landscape, with disruptors everywhere, and the challenge of breaking through the noise an increasingly difficult proposition, we sought to bring some clarity and guidance to filmmakers whose films weren't being sold in an auction environment at a major film festival—which is to say, the majority of documentary films being made today.

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Features

  • Getting Real: Before and After the Election

    Editor's Note: Following IDA's Getting Real '16...
  • The Unstoppable Future

    Editor's Note: The following is a keynote address...
  • Independent Documentary Distribution in Turbulent Times

    By Susan Margolin and Jon Reiss During IDA's...
  • The Risks and Rewards of International Pitch Forums

    Vancouver-based doc maker Ryan Flowers preceded...
  • Not Just For the Art World: 'Eva Hesse''s Model for Distribution Success

    For documentaries seeking theatrical distribution...
  • The DIY Route to VOD

    My partners and I have been making films for over...
  • In Digital-Era Distribution, Story Still Comes First

    Few things are more intellectually pleasurable...