Making It To Market: Independent Media Distribution Please note, this is a two-part series. Friday session (Part 1) runs from 4-7pm and Saturday session (Part 2) from 10am-1pm.

Making an independent media production is half the work. Now you have to market, sell and distribute it. What are your objectives and options? Where do you start? How do you identify, develop and engage an audience? What is “discoverability” and how can you achieve it? Who can help you?

You Will Learn:
  • Overview of independent media marketing and distribution tactics, as applied by independent documentary makers
  • Best practices and considerations in producer-driven rights management
  • Review and feedback on workshop participants media projects
  • A one-page marketing and distribution plan
About the Speaker:

Sean Farnel provides creative, marketing and distribution services to documentary producers, companies and institutions. He was the first Director of Programming for Hot Docs, which tripled its audience during his six-year tenure. Prior to joining Hot Docs, Sean created the popular national screening series Doc Soup and founded the documentary programme at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Artscape Daniels Launchpad presents a series of Art Export BootCamps. Throughout October till December 2020 a number of artists, arts managers and art experts will share legal and business aspects of selling and producing art internationally.

2-day BootCamps will equip you with all the necessary knowledge to feel confident to offer and move your art and services across international borders be they physical or virtual.

BootCamps will be offered on the following 5 weekends:
  • October 23th-24th 
  • November 6th-7th
  • November 20th-21st
  • December 4th-5th
  • December 18th-19th.

Secure your place on the free BootCamp today. Limited Spots Available!

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Photographs and/or video will be taken at this event. By taking part in this event you grant the event organisers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organiser. 

We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts. Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien.