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Independent Film Company: Guide to Independent Movie Distribution: Tips for Aspiring Filmmakers Independent Film Distributors List Info One of the things new movie directors need to deal with is how to distribute the movie. Fortunately, it is still possible for new directors especially indie ones to distribute their feature film in this industry. Here are some tips and film distribution options available for fresh filmmakers such as you. Find a Reputable Film Distributor Your first option is to search for a film distributor. Distributors can be an individual or a group who are willing to spend money to distribute your movie to different channels so it can reach your target audience. There are lots of film distributors in the industry willing to help you at this stage. However your task is to find a reputable distributor, one who is genuine in helping you become a successful director. You can approach people in your circle to help you get connected with reputable film distributors in the industry but it is your task to determine if you like working with these people suggested by your friends. Self Distribution You have already poured blood, sweat, and tears in completing the movie so why stop now. If you have not found a legitimate distributor, you can always choose to self distribute your feature film to the public. Today, there are websites in the internet which allows you to submit your project for free or for a small fee. The movies submitted here can be downloaded by members for a fee and filmmakers get to keep the earnings depending on the agreement. Independent Film Theatres It is different feeling if your movie ends on the big screen. As such, you can always opt for independent film theatres if you really like to showcase your movie in these types of venues. Today, there are theatres that you can rent so you can exhibit your feature film to your target audience. Of course, this venue comes with a fee. But the good news is you may be able to keep the earnings generated by your film. However, it is better to pick a theatre that will allow you to keep all earnings generated by your movie. Furthermore, it will be an advantage if the movie theater will help you distribute your movie even more such as packaging your movie into DVDs and distribution of the movie in video on demand websites. Theatre Rentals A movie’s success can be attributed to various elements. Although the story, performance, and budget play a vital role, there are other things that can contribute to a movie’s success. It is not enough that you were able to come up with a good story because the movie has to be distributed to your audience eventually. Thus you need to spend the same amount of time and effort in film distribution. If you have successfully chosen a way to market and distribute your film, you will have a greater chance in becoming the next big thing in the film industry.


Remember that you will be competing against big movie producers and small filmmakers in the industry. With lots of big budget movies coming out each week or month, it can be difficult for indie filmmakers to get a shot in the industry. Amazingly, there are always a way to break into the scene; all you have to do is choose the right marketing and distribution strategies to ensure the success of your movie. Get the Word Out Although it is important that you get a film distributor, there is no law prohibiting you to do the distribution all by yourself. All you have to do is make your movie available to the audience by coming up with marketing strategies in social networking sites. It is quite easy to use these venues to promote a film. You can create an account in Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube where your followers can get latest updates about your film. Of course, you need to keep the interest of your followers alive, and so post updates regularly to entice fans. Participate in Film Festivals You can promote you feature movie by joining film festivals. You can always ask people in your circle where and when is the next film festival so you can join these events to promote your movie. Film festivals are amazing venues to showcase your directorial debut. If you are lucky, you may be able to catch the interest of film distributors in these events. Find an Independent Theatre If film festivals are not available, you can always choose to showcase your movie through independent theatres.


Independent Film Company: Guide to Independent Movie Distribution: Tips for Aspiring Filmmakers