Film Festival Strategy and Execution – Master Class with Jeffrey Winter of The Film Collaborative.
Film Festivals have always been an important part of the distribution strategy of independent film, but the dramatic decline of traditional theatrical release opportunities in recent years have made Festivals more important than ever. For MOST independent films, the global Festival circuit is now the single best opportunity to have your film seen in public and on the big screen. Jeffrey Winter, co ED of the Film Collaborative, presents a working seminar to help filmmakers re-envision the global film festival circuit as its own form of “hybrid theatrical release” — using the vast worldwide circuit as a way to promote sales, marketing, press, word-of-mouth, buzz, and, of course….generate revenue.
Jeffrey Winter has been co-executive director at The Film Collaborative since 2010, an LA-based 501c3 non-profit independent film distribution company with specialties in human rights, social justice, environmental issues, and LGBT cinema. During this period, Jeffrey has executed festival strategy and distribution for many hundreds of films, including such Sundance highlight titles as FRAMING AGNES, I DIDN’T SEE YOU THERE, SIRENS, FREE CHOL SOO LEE, SON OF MONARCHS, WELCOME TO CHECHNYA, DISCLOSURE, TRY HARDER, ALWAYS IN SEASON, THE INVISIBLE WAR, MAYA ANGELOU AND STILL I RISE, APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, TO BE TAKEI, HOOLIGAN SPARROW, CAMERAPERSON, RACING EXTINCTION, WERE HERE, PITSTOP, UNDERTOW, CODEPENDENT LESBIAN SPACE ALIEN SEEKS SAME, MOSQUITA Y MARI and many others.
Free entry after registration through the ticket link.