March 7, 2014, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Produced with DOC BC

a Distribution Workshop with Avi Federgreen

Do you have a film that's finished and/or in development? Are you looking for a distributor to help you sell your film domestically or internationally. †Have you made a film that you would like to try and self distribute. Well in three hours you're going to learn all there is to know about distributing your film from Indie Producer/Distributor Avi Federgreen.

Date: Friday March 7th
Time: 9:30 - 12:30
Location: VIFF's Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour St., Vancouver

Topics covered include:
- Different types of distribution and the realities of distribution
- What's happening now in the world of distribution
- Knowing Your Audience, How Do You Reach Them
- All of the necessary tools you need for your film (press kit, synopsis, stills, epk, poster, trailer etc)
- Contracts, E&O and other paperwork requirements
- Deliverables
- Festival strategies
- P&A - Ways to promote your film - The old way and the new way
- Social Media
- The Ratings Game
- Theatrical Distribution
- ITunes and other internet options
- DVD/Blu-ray
- TV (Cable, Pay, Free)†
- Educational, Alternative and International Distribution
- Monitizing Your Film

Cost: $30 WIFTV and DOC BC Members/ $50 non-members

Avi Federgreenís nearly 20 years of experience in the Canadian film industry feature many highlights, from music videos to TV series to full-length feature films.

Federgreenís current releases include Empire of Dirt directed by Peter Stebbingss, Random Acts of Romance directed by Katrin Bowen, the first ever Canadian fully financed 3D feature Dead Before Dawn directed by April Mullen and the documentary 30 Ghosts directed by Sean Cisterna.

Federgreen's other producing credits include Still Mine, Score: A Hockey Musical, Moon Point, Iím Yours, HUNGRY HILLS, One Week, High Life, Leslie, My Name Is Evil, and the documentary As Slow as Possible.

In November 2011, Federgreen opened his own film distribution company INDIECAN ENTERTAINMENT.† The company services not just up-and-coming Canadian filmmakers, but also those indies making films in a lower budget bracket who have otherwise virtually no chance to shine in a market of big studios, distributors and exhibitors.

Check out Avi's Producing Workshop, March 6 9:30 - 5:30, Canadian Independent Film Producing: †What They Don't Teach You in Film School

DOC BC is the BC chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada, Canada's largest professional non-profit association of independent filmmakers.
For more information on becoming a member and our organization visit our website www.docbc.org <http://www.docbc.org> †or follow us on Twitter @docbcorg