The Top Line Distribution Showcase is an opportunity for filmmakers to scale their work to the next level. The game of distribution, sales, licensing and streaming is a bit of a grey area for most filmmakers. So we've created The Top Line Distribution Showcase to make this professional transition smoother and more effective, for our partners as well as the independent film community.

The Top Line Distribution Showcase (TLDS) is a film festival market-event focused on connecting distributers and sales agents with filmmakers that have material their looking to earn revenue from!

Our filmmakers are programmed into our immersive catalogue, showcasing a modernized film “packet” to share, showcase and sell to potential buyers across the span of TLDS

Officially-Selected films are showcased to industry film distributers, sales agents and license acquisitions personnel across the entire span of the festival!

-All officially-selected films will be invited to showcase their work publicly for the entire duration of The Top Line Distribution Showcase, with the goal of signing a deal with an acquisitions representative!

-Beyond that, there are a series of 6 main awards presented to filmmakers in the following specified categories at the festival itself:

-Best Narrative Feature Film
-Best Narrative Short Film
-Best Documentary Film
-Best Alternative Film
-Best Individual Episodic
-Best Performance

-All entries should be sent via FilmFreeway with a secure online screener.
-Each accepted film must be submitted in the .mp4 or .mov format, preferably.
-By submitting to the festival you confirm that you own the rights of the film, including the rights to the music in the film.
-By submitting to the festival you give consent to the festival programming staff to screen your work in front of the private audience of the International Documentary Film Festival community.
-There is no minimum running time.
-Films must have been completed on or after Jan 1st, 2019.
-All film genres are welcome
-Filmmakers may submit multiple entries as long as each film is submitted with its own Entry Form, online screener and paid Entry Fee.