This quarterly grant program -- administered through the IDA and Distribber -- will empower four filmmakers per year to take control of their releases and directly distribute their content onto major platforms like iTunes, Google Play, and Netflix worldwide while retaining 100% of their rights and revenue.
The grant aims to expand the public's awareness of noted films through their distribution cycle by using Distribber's revolutionary tools and sales dashboard to garner maximum audience awareness and revenue for the filmmakers.
The Distribber grant will provide counsel and technical support for the distribution of content across multiple digital distribution platforms via the company’s service. The value of each grant package is $12,500.
The Distribber Distribution Grant program is open to any film receiving fiscal sponsorship from the IDA, Pare Lorentz grant recipients, or films nominated for the IDA Annual Documentary Awards.
Distribber is a division of GoDigital, Inc. and is a leading distributor and pioneer in worldwide digital distribution of filmed content. They are the leading aggregator for Netflix and other digital platforms. Distribber has successfully released films worldwide ranging from classics like To Kill A Mockingbird and A Trip To The Moon, to Oscar Nominated Shorts and is a trusted provider by Academy-Award winning filmmakers, major Hollywood Studios, and Independent Filmmakers around the world to release their films across platforms like iTunes, Google Play, Amazon among others.
Distribber.com and GoDigital, Inc., are committed to offering filmmakers the ability to control their films’ releases while retaining 100% of the rights and revenue. GoDigital is headed by Nick Soares, a noted filmmaker and technologist. Both GoDigital, Inc. and Distribber.com are located in Los Angeles.
The first recipient the Distribber grant is Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox’s (Gasland) How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change. The feature documentary premiered at Sundance, will be touring 100 cities around the world and will have its world broadcast premiere on HBO on June 27. The Los Angeles Premiere will take place on June 3 with a panel including Shailene Woodley, Ed Begley, Jr., Frances Fisher, Chris Paine and EMA President Debbie Levin. The film investigates climate change—the greatest threat our world has ever known—and continues Fox’s deeply personal filmmaking style. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks: what is it that climate change can’t destroy?