“Traditional” documentary distribution is in a state of disruption – often leaving independent filmmakers on their own to find new and creative solutions to ensure their films reach audiences in an impactful way. Join us for an insightful and honest discussion on strategic planning to explore the complex landscape of creative distribution. Discover real-world strategies for success and tips for overcoming challenges in the ever-changing and often-daunting realm of impact and distribution. We welcome media strategist, filmmaker and author Jon Reiss (Think Outside the Box Office) along with independent producer Lance Kramer (The First Step, City of Trees) who will outline fundamental principles and essential elements to defining, crafting and implementing a successful distribution, impact and marketing campaign.

Highlighted topics include knowing your goals and audience, defining success, creating a hybrid path utilizing various modes of distribution, building partnerships to expand your reach and how to prepare for your film’s release during production.

Tickets for this event are $19 ($14 for IFC members) and are non-refundable.

All registrants may participate in the live session, and will also receive access to the recorded event, a written transcript, and a copy of any slides after the livestream.

If you have questions about registration, please email ticketing@docnyc.net. For questions about accommodations and accessibility, including requests for live ASL interpretation, please email accessibility@docnyc.net

DOC NYC PRO is co-presented by: