Once you're on the festival circuit with your own film, as we have been, you start to think about your film's life after the festival circuit, in particular how you're going to get distribution for your film.
Got the "I'm not in Sundance this year...again" blues? Well, here's an attempt to perk you up by pointing you towards festivals that are possible - and don't require a sales agent or big name producer to get you in.
You can get your film up on DIY platforms like Gumroad or even up on major platforms like Amazon Prime. But how do you get people to watch your film?
I had a chance to talk to Matt Garman about his experience marketing and distributing his feature film. This is interesting not because he got rich but what worked for him and what didn't and how he got some limited play based on very little work.
Last week I talked about how you need to focus on niche audiences in order to get more bang for your buck. This week I wanted to show how to do that through Facebook.
Previously I discussed the various distribution options for Microbudget Feature films and I noted that by and large the question of distribution has been solved for filmmakers. However, the big question mark we still face is marketing.
So, you've completed your film and taken it where you can on the festival route (or not). Now what? How do you get it out there so people can see your beautiful baby - and maybe you can recoup some of what you spent on it?
When I announced a little while ago that our first film had gotten distribution on Amazon (and now in China!) I received some emails asking me about the "nightmare of deliverables" and what I meant by that.
Whoa! It's been a while since I posted. Lots of things have been happening in my life and since a personal assistant isn't in my budget, I had to make a choice.
The first challenge that microbudget feature filmmakers face is how to come up with the best story for their feature film. This isn't as straightforward as you might think!
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