This 2-day event is dedicated to a more creative approach to distribution featuring new developments in the distribution landscape like cinema-on-demand and event cinema and with an emphasis on VOD platforms, digital and direct distribution.

The aim is to establish a forum and market place for new trends outside of the buzz of major film markets, and to provide an opportunity for filmmakers and the film industry to get an overview of possible pathways to the players in a fast changing market place.

DISTRIBUTION REWIRED provides attendees with direct access to key representatives from a variety of companies informing them on diverse distribution methods including self-distribution, direct distribution and mixed models which combine conventional sales and distribution with direct distribution with the aim of forging future collaborations.

Attendees can take part in a number of discussions, talks, presentations, one-to-one meetings and networking events to help clarify the opportunities and possibilities available for filmmakers and will look at the change in approaches to marketing when distributing through digital avenues.

Past guests included representatives from a variety of local and global VOD platforms (Vimeo, Mubi, Filmin, We Are Colony, BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema) as well as Our Screen, More2Screen, IFFR, Sheffield Doc/Fest, PR companies (PorterFirth, Multitude), Marketing and distribution consultancies (WeAreTonic, IHeartCinema, Together Films, Under The Milky Way, Multitude Media) and independent cinema bookers (Miracle Communications).  


Sitting within the two day event is a marketplace for pre-selected projects. We select 10 feature fiction and documentary projects which are, at least, in POST- production and are looking at the options for a more creative approach to distribution.  Support is available for producers to attend and present their projects to a number of distribution representatives including Vimeo, Under the Milky Way, Curzon Home Cinema, Miracle Communications, MUBI, EuroVOD and Ourscreen.


  • Full production information
  • Full film synopsis (Max. 600 characters) and logline
  • Secure, online viewing link (this will be used for the selection process ONLY. Preferably a downloadable link)


The EIFF selection committee will announce its decision by mid-May.

If your film is selected one member of the team will receive EIFF accreditation, two nights accommodation in Edinburgh and UK return travel up to £100. You must be available to attend on the 24th and 25th June 2019. 


Previous DISTRIBUTION REWIRED Marketplace projects have included:

Dirt Road to Lafayette (dir. Kenny Glenaan), DR 2018

Voyaguese (dir. Mary Miles Thomas), DR 2018

Super November (dir. Douglas King) DR 2018

Irene's Ghost (dir Ian Cunningham) DR 2017

TONY CONRAD: Completely in the Present (dir Tyley Hubby) DR 2016

Superbob (dir Jon Drever) DR 2015

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Please send any questions you may have to industry@edfilmfest.org.uk 

Distribution Rewired is supported by the Scottish Government's Festivals EXPO Fund and by Creative Scotland.        

Scottish Government and Creative Scotland
EIFF 2018 - Distribution Rewired Marketplace