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GLOBAL FILM

FUNDING & DISTRIBUTION

CONFERENCE

7-10 March 2024 - Virtual Event

09:00 - 14:00 PT | 12:00 - 17:00 ET

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Are you looking to learn how to fund or distribute your film?

 

Then this event is for you! 

 

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This 4 day event will be packed with seminars, talks and panel discussions with leading experts in the fields of film funding and distribution. You can expect to leave the event with a huge amount of insight into how the industry works, what different paths you can take and which strategy might be best suited for your particular project.

 

MEET THE SPEAKERS

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MARIA VENTURA

Budgeting Brilliance:

The Key to Cinematic Success

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BEN DALTON

Press Play:

Crafting Compelling Press Releases

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Ash Hoyle

ASH HOYLE

Captivating Audiences: The Insider's Guide to Festival Programming

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ZB SIWEK

Funding Frames:

6 Strategies to Large Scale Crowdfunding

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MYRIAM NELSON

Pitch Perfect:

Mastering the Art of Pitch Decks

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Many more will be announced soon!

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PETER J. STOREY

Fans to Funding:

Funding through a community

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Learn the business side of filmmaking

4 TRACKS

 

The 4-day conference features 20+ talks and seminars organized into 4 tracks tailored to your expertise and interests:

 

Traditional feature films

Explore talks and seminars detailing conventional paths for feature film funding and distribution, with a focus on projects exceeding a 500k budget.

MICROBUDGET feature films

Master the art of funding and selling low-budget films, with a specific emphasis on projects with budgets under 100k.

SHORT films

Dive into alternative funding and monetization strategies for short films, uncovering creative avenues for support.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

Gain insights into documentary film funding and distribution, delving into the unique aspects of this genre.

LIST OF TOPICS & SESSIONS

Learn Film Funding

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PRE-SALES

We'll explain how pre-sales work from a legal perspective and what to look out for. We'll also discuss some of the most effective strategies for approaching sales agents and locking in a pre-sale deal.

LEARN FILM FUNDING

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FINDING PRIVATE INVESTORS

Have you ever wondered how to find and approach private investors? And once you find one what are they actually looking for? What can you expect when you manage to book in a pitch session with an investor and how should you prepare? At what stage should you even start to look for one? We'll cover all of this in a hyper-focused session on finding and securing private investment for film.

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LARGE SCALE CROWDFUNDING

We'll speak to producers who have successfully raised money through large scale crowdfunding campaigns. We'll explain why most filmmakers can't raise more than 5k and how you can make sure that your campaign is successful.

Learn Film Distribution

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MAKING A MARKETABLE FILM

In this section we’ll discuss what you and your film should have to maximise your chance of acquiring any funding or distribution. We'll discuss what makes a film more or else marketable in 2024 along with discussing the importance of pitch decks, budgets, sales projections and and more.

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ONLINE SELF-DISTRIBUTION

In this talk we'll discuss all the tools to successfully releasing your film online yourself with out a distributor. We'll outline how self-distribution works and how you can market and promote your film to make a profit.

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PR & MARKETING

PR & Marketing are key for any film release and we'll discuss how PR companies create a buzz around a new release and how you can do so too!

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DISTRIBUTORS

Distributors can be absolutely crucial for a successful film campaign and here we'll outline how to find them, approach them and lock in a deal while making sure that you don't fall into one of the many traps along the way.

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GUERILLA MARKETING

If you're on a tight budget then you need creative and efficient ways to generate awareness about your film and there is no better way than through innovative Guerilla marketing campaigns. We'll discuss campaigns that have worked in the past to inspire you to create your own.

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FILM FESTIVAL STRATEGY

We all know about film festivals and how to apply but how can you create a strategy to help your film get nominated for more awards? We'll discuss all the tips and tricks that you can use!

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7 - 10 March 2024

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