Most filmmakers do not consider distribution until after their festival run has ended. This results in many great films going unsold and never securing distribution. Slated's Distribution Showcase helps you create distributor demand around your film during your festival run, which ensures you'll have options for distributing your movie when you're ready.

Each winner gets the opportunity to be showcased for up to 250 sales companies and buyers. So far, every film has received at least one offer and most receive multiple offers to sell and distribute their films. There's no obligation to accept any offer, and the filmmaker is always in the driver seat.

Every other month, we'll select a new winner. Winners get a FREE consultation with Slated's film finance and sales team who have been responsible for financing and distributing over a dozen films this year so far. They'll also get FREE thoughts on the cut from a Slated exec. Not to mention a FREE virtual test screening with 10 pages of reaction from three professional screeners. Most importantly, they'll be offered Slated's sales and distribution services (no upfront cost) to introduce the film to a network of sales companies and distributors who review material from Slated on a regular basis.

Movies Slated has secured distribution for include: Universal's upcoming film, OUR SON starring Billy Porter and Luke Evans (; Shout Factory's upcoming film, ON SACRED GROUND staring William Mapother and David Arquette (; and Lionsgate's MID-CENTURY, which stars Bruce Dern and Shane West; GOLDENERA, a documentary about the making of GoldenEye for N64; and many more. (Filmmaker references are available upon request.)

Slated has also financed films like the upcoming KILL ROOM (Sam Jackson, Uma Thurman); AS THEY MADE US (Dustin Hoffman, Candice Bergen); THE LAST VICTIM (Ron Perlman, Ali Larter), acquired by Neon/Bleecker's Decal; SUPER TROOPERS 2, which grossed $32M at the WWBO; Rob Siegel's CRUISE (Emily Ratajkowski); THOSE WHO WALK AWAY (Booboo Stewart) and many more.

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We are so excited to help more filmmakers secure distribution for their film. Nothing excites us more than indie movies. We are looking forward to watching your cut and getting your film distribution!

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Each Winner Receives:
- Opportunity to showcase to up to 250 sales companies and distributors
- Offer to be represented by Slated for worldwide sales
- FREE virtual test screening with 10 pages of reaction from three professional screeners ($495 value) OR FREE 3-reader script analysis to be applied to a project of your choosing ($495 value).
- Free phone consultation with sales/distribution team at Slated
- Free thoughts on your movie from sales/marketing perspective
- Slated's strategic support to help you get the best deal
- Targeted exposure, strategic screenings for buyers to generate offers

Other Considerations
- NO upfront cost for winners. Simply the submission fee to review the cut.
- NO obligation to accept any offer made by a Slated-introduced distributor.
- 100% of winners so far have received at least one offer

1. Films must be feature length film (60+ min)
2. Films must be English-language or have English-language subtitles
3. Films must not have been released in the US on any format, nor screened publicly online.
4. All submissions must have been completed after 1 January 2021.
5. Work-in-progress cuts, rough cuts, and fine cuts are accepted. However, please be aware that we do not re-screen your film if you send a final cut after submitting a rough cut.
We do not accept subsequent cuts or more complete versions of submitted films, therefore changing or updating the originally submitted link is not accepted. Only one version of the film will be reviewed.
6. Films with worldwide sales/distribution already in place are NOT accepted.
7. A new winner is picked every other month.
8. Submissions are rolling, which means if your film doesn't win this month, it may still be in consideration in two months.
9. Winner announced 30 days from the submission deadline date
10. Films must be submitted via online screener ONLY.
11. The submission fee is non-refundable.
12. Submissions are reviewed and selected under the following criteria:
- Quality of narrative and production values.
- Artistic merit and/or commercial appeal
- Visuals and performances