Distribution Rewired (DR) is a two-day focus dedicated to developing communication and collaboration between filmmakers and film distribution professionals working with new/emerging distribution methods.
The fifth edition of Distribution Rewired was part of the EIFF industry programme, on Mon 24th and Tuesday 25th June 2019.
About DISTRIBUTION REWIRED:
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 marketplace 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).
We had a variety of events for industry and DR passholders at this year's Festival. On Monday 24 June we looked at how distribution has changed over the past 5 years and what the future holds at 5 Years On - Where Are We Now?. On that day we also explored new/emerging distribution models with different distribution experts at 8 DR Roundtables. Tuesday 25 June saw the industry screening of Rehana Rose's Dead Good (2018), followed by a DR case study of the documentary, and finally in partnership with Film Hub Scotland at Broken Windows? we had a panel discussion on the pros and cons of keeping release windows.
DISTRIBUTION REWIRED Marketplace 2019 - Selected Projects
Alongside the main body of DR events, which are available to all EIFF passholders, there is an invite-only DR Marketplace every year where selected participants receive advice on their projects directly from our expert guests. See below for a full list of this year’s selected projects:
Genre: Drama, Romance
Writer / Director: Marilyn Edmond
Producer(s): Marilyn Edmond, Jamey Claffey
Spit It Out
Director(s): Lea Luiz De Oliveira
Producer(s): Naomi Spiro
Death of a Vlogger
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Mockumentary
Writer / Director / Producer: Graham Hughes
Neither Hero No Traitor
Director(s): Nicolás Savignone
Producer(s): Ariana Spenza, Nicolás Savignone
Writer(s): Nicolás Savignone, Pio Longo, Francisco Grassi
Love Type D
Writer / Director(s): Sasha Collington
Producer(s): Jessica Benhamou
Writer / Director(s): Rodrigo Guerrero
Producer(s): Lorena Quevedo
Vigil In August
Writer / Director(s): Luis Maria Mercado
Producer(s): Lorena Quevedo
Writer / Director(s): Rebeca Sánchez López
Producer(s): F abiola de la Rosa, Sergy Moreno, Rebeca Sánchez López
Women Behind the Wheel: Unheard Voices On The Pamir Highway
Director/Producers: Catherine Haigh and Hannah Congdon
Director(s): Andy Kelleher
Producer(s): Amiram Bukowski
Writer(s): Martin Herron
Please send any questions you may have to email@example.com
Distribution Rewired is supported by the Scottish Government's Festivals EXPO Fund and by Creative Scotland.