• We are looking for a few filmmaking teams (for films distributed in 2018 or 2019) to be interviewed for a deep dive into their distribution journey. What worked and what didn’t, from festivals (premiere and distribution), educational, theatrical, and digital distribution, to marketing, publicity, social media and impact—whether you sold your rights or did DIY or some kind of hybrid…all that applies to your film or series (fiction or documentary), and with as much transparency as possible. We will pay an honorarium, and if you want to be anonymous, we can discuss that too.

    If you are interested, please either send us an email to this special address: casestudy@thefilmcollaborative.org, or use our submission form and check the “Be a Case Study” box and fill out as much information as you can. (Your responses will not be in the case study itself—it’s just so that we can learn about your film, espcially if we are not working with you already. If we choose your project, there will be a uniform list of specific questions we’ll have you address, at a later date).

    TFC has done a number of Case Studies in the past, such as Intelligent Lives, The Light of the Moon, and Tab Hunter Confidential, a few that were presented at conferences (A Suitable Girl, Landfill Harmonic, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin), as well as our Two Case Study Books (Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul and Selling Your Film Outside the U.S.). While some of the content of these studies is no longer applicable in 2019, much of it is still very relevant—especially in the areas of financing and building an audience. We are aiming to do at least five (5) more case studies by this coming Spring, to provide the most current information to filmmakers in this ever-evolving distribution landscape.

    We look forward to hearing from you!

  • TFC would like to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for generously supporting our online education tools related to distribution, including the Digital Distribution Guide, ResourcePlace, the TFC Blog, with a $25K grant for 2019-2020. We are extremely grateful for the recognition and are humbled to be in such esteemed company. And filmmakers… get ready for us to take these tools to the next level!
  • TFC will be at SXSW! Orly Ravid will be at this mentor/rountable session. We are also repping the film My Darling Vivian for worldwide sales.
  • TFC will be at Berlinale
  • TFC was at Sundance 2020!
  • David Averbach was on a Creative Distribution Panel on Sunday, January 12 at 2pm at the Coven Film Festival in San Francisco, alongside Maria Mealla from Seed & Spark and Princeton Holt from Hewes Pictures. Panel will be moderated by Zoe Elton, the Director of Programming from the California Film Institute.
  • Lynnette Gryseels was be on the panel First-Time Filmmakers at DOC NYC on November 7, and David Averbach and Lynnette Gryseels will be meeting with filmmakers at the Works in Progress meetings at the Only in New York sessions on November 14.
  • Lynnette Gryseels was at DOK Leipzig October 28-31, participating in the Co-Pro Market.
  • Orly Ravid was a jury member of the international competition at the Antenna Documentary Film Festival in Sydney from October 17-24, 2019.
  • Jeffrey Winter was on the Jury at the Milwaukee Film Festival, Oct. 17 - 31.
  • Orly Ravid was a panelist for Film Fatales Los Angeles October Discussion, on October 14 in Los Angeles.
  • Jeffrey Winter was at IFP Week for the “Film” day of “Meet the Decision Makers” on Thursday, Sept. 19, from 6:30 - 8:30pm in Dumbo, NYC.
  • Orly Ravid was on a panel entitled, “Contracts & Rights SOS” at the 8th Finnish Film Affair, on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2019 from 10:00 - 11:30am.
  • TFC @ TIFF!
  • Orly Ravid was the keynote speaker at the Chicago Film Festival Symposium on July 19 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
  • TFC was at Outfest!
  • TFC was at Frameline43!
  • TFC was at Sheffield Doc/Fest!
  • Orly Ravid participated on the Doc Edge New Zealand panel VOD is The New Black.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Our new and improved Digital Distribution Guide (DDG)—which was once only available to TFC members—is now in BETA and available to everybody. We split the guide into two parts: (a) the main Digital Distribution Guide (DDG), which is platform-focused, and divided into narratives, docs, shorts and episodic; and (b) the TFC Digital Distribution Guide Facebook Group, for general news in the digital distribution space. Both parts feature select news items from the original guide dating back to 2010, when TFC was founded!

Click here to learn more.

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