Film Distribution: Ongoing Challenges in an Online World
Beamafilm – Louise van Rooyen and Rebecca Boyle
Online film distribution has finally come into its own and taken its place as a legitimate venue for commercialising indie films. But there are many ongoing challenges to the industry that have an impact on filmmakers. In this masterclass we will provide a crash course in the high-level challenges faced by the online distribution industry and how they affect consumers, and the filmmakers attempting to reach those consumers. We will also provide some tips and guidance on how to maximize your film’s potential in this exciting online world.
Topics will include:
Online distribution’s place alongside traditional media, and the ways traditional distribution practices still impact what you do online: theatrical windows, the long tail, and region locking
How consumers perceive and use online streaming, and how that impacts filmmakers – is there a false perception of plenty?
How filmmakers can work to maximize their online potential
Presenter: Beamafilm – Louise van Rooyen and Rebecca Boyle