Big Apple Film Festival Presents: STRATEGIES FOR DISTRIBUTING YOUR FILM

Instructor: Sal Scarmado (VP of Distribution and Marketing at FilmRise)

TOPICS INCLUDE:

Determining which distributors are the best fit for your project

How to work with your distributor on preparing for your film's release

PR, marketing, promotion, audience and community building

Determining the right distribution model for your film (transactional VOD, ad supported VOD, theatrical, TV and cable)

Each participant will receive a dedicated time slot to discuss their project. LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS.

BAFF, named one of MovieMaker Magazine's top "25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee,” top "25 Coolest Film Festivals,”, CBS New York's "Best Film Festivals in New York...,” and FilmFreeway's "Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals", is dedicated to showcasing, highlighting and promoting the highest quality films from the independent film community.

ALUMNI FILMS include filmmakers and cast that are Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees, SAG Award winners and nominees, as well as films released by HBO, Showtime, IFC, Netflix, Amazon, Itunes and more...

PREVIOUS HONORARY GUESTS AND AWARD RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Jesse Eisenberg(Academy Award, Golden Globe and SAG Award nominee)
Cuba Gooding Jr.(Academy Award winner)
Morgan Spurlock(Academy Award nominee, WGA Award winner)
Alan Cumming(Tony Award and Independent Spirit Award winner)
Jackie Martling (The Howard Stern Show)
Jerry Stiller, Karen Allen, Olympia Dukakis(Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner)
Kevin Corrigan
Katherine Waterston
Ernie Hudson
Mario Cantone
Zoe Lister Jones
Roger Sherman(Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner)
Haley Joel Osment(Academy Award nominee), and more...

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL HAS BEEN FEATURED IN:
Indiewire
The New York Times
MovieMaker Magazine (Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals and Top 25 Festivals Worth The Entry Fee)
CBS New York (Best Film Festivals in New York...)
The Hollywood Reporter
BuzzFeed
PIX News
New York 1
AM New York
And more..

Each participant will receive a dedicated time slot to discuss their project. LIMITED TO 7 PARTICIPANTS.

Overall Rating
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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Great and professional festival. Proud for being semi-finalist. Big thanks.

    April 2020
  • Daniel Talbott

    The Big Apple folks are awesome and I can't wait to be able to check out the LA version of the fest when we're allowed to get together again.

    April 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you Daniel!

  • Maggie Politi

    We loved having BFF get it's NYC premiere at The Big Apple Festival. They had great communication leading up to it, with lots of promoting on Instagram. They had a great step & repeat & a thoughtful talk back afterwards. The theatre was very clean, big, & nice:) Thanks for a great time & thanks for honoring women in film!

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you!

  • This festival was a great experience. Well organized, very professional, with great communication from the organizers. I highly recommend it to filmmakers and writers. My script THE PAISLEY WITCH TRIAL won Best Screenplay and the value and honor of winning in a prestigious New York festival is unsurpassed.

    January 2019
  • Absolutely the best film festival! The best communicators. The Best Director. The best judges. The best films. BAFF is the real deal. Real recognition. Real prizes. Honest people promoting the best stories.

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much!