Expanding Communities: Documentary Distribution Case Studies
In the age of the algorithm and content overload, this panel will include case studies from two recent documentary films: the short ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA (Vimeo link), and the feature JACINTA (link for Hulu subscribers). We’ll examine the strategies that both film teams employed beginning with pre-production including distribution goals, intended audiences, post-festival screenings, impact campaigns and team building. Barbara and Holly will also share the lessons they learned, and decisions they won’t make for their next films, and their outlook for the future of building audiences in the documentary landscape.
Expanding Communities, a program of The Gotham Film and Media Institute, is dedicated to providing resources, a community space, and industry access to individuals with Disabilities and Black, Indigenous, PoC, and LGBTQIA+ creators across film, TV, and audio industries. Through partnerships with organizations aligned with uplifting historically excluded voices, the program acts as a platform for both creators and organizations to reach new audiences, develop networks of potential collaborators, and access career advancement resources and opportunities within the media and entertainment industry.
Virtual Online – Monday, May 8, 2023
6:00 PM – 7:15 PM EDT