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TFC’s Theatrical Distribution Program, serviced by TFC offshoot Collaborative Releasing, specializes in low-cost, Hybrid-DIY theatrical releases of the best of the best from the festival circuit. Our growing list of titles includes award winners from IDFA, Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals. Most of our films’ theatrical engagements consist of over 20 bookings, and are critically acclaimed: our films average well above 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out our new Theatrical page.

Selling Your Film Outside the U.S., the second volume in our “Selling Your Film” case study book series, is now available for FREE in multiple digital formats! While our first book, Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul, focused on U.S releases and case studies, Selling Your Film Outside the U.S. takes a deep dive into digital distribution (and distribution generally) in Europe and provides several case studies of films released there. Please visit the Selling Your Film Store to get your copy.

TFC is proud to announce its new Fiscal Sponsorship Program, available to all filmmakers who have joined our team of filmmakers. Fiscal Sponsorship provides filmmakers with non-profit 501(c)(3) status for their project and enables them to secure funding from foundation, government or corporate sources, or private sources that give only to nonprofit organizations with IRS tax-exempt status.

  • TFC is at Outfest 2016. TFC had a blast Demystifying Contracts at Outfest’s Breakfast Series hosted by FilmLA on July 11 and on the Marketing, Acquisitions and Distribution Breakfast Panel on July 12.
  • TFC will be at Frameline40.
  • TFC will be at Sheffield Doc/Fest. We will be at Sales Sunday, Cutlers' Hall, Hadfield Hall, Sun Jun 12 @ 2:45pm.
  • TFC Founder Orly Ravid will be doing a Distribution Mentor Session on Sunday, March 13 at 2:00pm. SXSW Badge and RSVP required.
  • TFC Director of Theatrical DIstribution Bryan Glick will be on a SXSW panel, also on Sunday, March 13 at 3:30pm, entitled “Theatrical + Festival DIY Power Combo”
  • TFC was at Berlinale!
  • TFC was at Sundance!
  • TFC attended the 46th International Film Festival of India, Goa.
  • TFC was at AFM and AFI FEST!
  • TFC will be on a panel entitled, “The Distribution Puzzle: Film Releasing Strategies from Theaters to VOD” at the Chicago International Film Festival on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at 2:30pm at the Tribune Tower (435 N. Michigan Ave., Campbell Hall, Room 750) [Requires Industry Days badge or Guest badge].
  • TFC spoke at the Broad Humor DIY DAY at 3:30pm on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Electric Lodge Performing Arts Center at 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA
  • TFC was be at IFP in New York City, Sept. 20-25.
  • TFC spoke at L.A. Ola on a roundtable discussion about the challenges faced by independent cinema in the areas of distribution and outreach to the public on September 20, 2015 at 4pm in the Spielberg Room at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
  • TFC Spoke at the SWAMP Business of Film Conference on September 19 on a panel entitled, Paradigm Lost: The New World of Film Distribution.

Read what our clients are saying about us! Visit our testimonials page.

TFC has gotten more industry press! Visit our press page for recent articles and interviews.

introducing distripedia

We’ve set up a number of external sites to help filmmakers navigate through the minefield that is film distribution and digital distribution.

  • The newest addition to distripedia, ResourcePlace™ provides a one-stop-shop for a plethora of resources geared especially for filmmakers, such as post-production, social marketing, online distribution, and more.
  • Our Digital Distribution Guide provides an overview and insight into the myriad of digital platforms out there. You'll need to join TFC to access this guide.
  • The TFC Blog, written by the TFC staff, focuses on what's new in the world of digital distribution and other topic of interest to filmmakers.

Click here to learn more.

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