Short Film Distribution: Film Festivals, the Internet, and Self-Promotion by Jason MooreShort Film Distribution: Film Festivals, the Internet, and Self-Promotion by Jason Moore

Short Film Distribution: Film Festivals, the Internet, and Self-Promotion

byJason MooreEditorJason Moore

Paperback | March 15, 2011

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Designed for aspiring filmmakers or for a course in short film distribution, this book teaches the fundamentals of promoting and distributing short films and videos. Chapters cover the elements of utilizing social networking to self-promote, entering film festivals, negotiating with broadcast distributors, understanding the various outlets, and distributing alternative work such as Webisodes, demo reels, music videos, and commercials. Readers will follow a five-step distribution plan to maximize the potential of their projects and advance their careers as directors, cinematographers, or editors. The book includes a companion DVD with important contracts, forms, memos, top festivals, and short film buyers. Solutions to exercises and PowerPoint slides are available to instructors.

Brief Table of Contents: 1. What is Distribution? 2. What Types of Projects Can Be Distributed? 3. Distribution Plans and Models. 4. Deliverables. 5. Promoting Your Film and Yourself. 6. Promoting in the Real World and on the Internet. 7. Preparing for the Festival. 8. At the Festival. 9. Preparing for the Sale: the Language of a Contract. 10. Broadcast Distribution. 11. Non-Broadcast Distribution. 12. DIY Distribution on the Internet. 13. Distributing Alternative Content. 14. Distributing Your Demo Reel. 15. The End of One Cycle, the Beginning of Another.
Jason Moore is an award-winning director of short films, television, and theater with over a decade of experience teaching film production and distribution. With an MFA in film production from the University of California, Los Angeles, Moore's short films have appeared at film festivals and have been distributed to outlets both domesti...
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Title:Short Film Distribution: Film Festivals, the Internet, and Self-PromotionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2011Publisher:Mercury Learning & InformationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1936420147

ISBN - 13:9781936420148

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Table of Contents

1) What is Distribution?
2) What Types of Projects Can Be Distributed?
3) Distribution Plans and Models
4) Deliverables
5) Promoting Your Film and Yourself
6) Promoting in the Real World and on the Internet
7) Preparing for the Festival
8) At the Festival
9) Preparing for the Sale: the Language of a Contract
10) Broadcast Distribution
11) Non-Broadcast Distribution
12) DIY Distribution on the Internet
13) Distributing Alternative Content
14) Distributing Your Demo Reel
15) The End of One Cycle, the Beginning of Another