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Distributing Your Film Online

with Scilla Andreen

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  •   01 What Will You Learn in This Course?

    03:21
  •   04 Think About Distribution in Development

    09:03

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About The Class

distribute an indie film.

Your film doesn’t have to appear in theaters to find its audience. Distributing an indie film online is an effective way to increase the visibility of your movie, get compensated for your efforts, and validate your work.

Maverick independent film entrepreneur Scilla Andreen was done with the one-sided deals brokered by the big guys. She wanted independent filmmakers and producers to have more options, so she built one: IndieFlix.com – a platform for DIY film distribution that Variety magazine calls, "The Netflix for Indie Films." In Distributing Your Film Online, Scilla will detail the distribution landscape and teach you how to find your audience online. You’ll learn:

  • How to distribute your film online
  • The benefits of online distribution
  • How to monetize filmmaking

Scilla will discuss the no-nonsense architecture of online film distribution and help you reduce and navigate the layers of distraction between making a film and having people actually see it. You’ll learn how the IndieFlix model works and how it, and other online distribution platforms like it, make money for independent filmmakers.

If you are ready to find an audience for your indie film, Scilla Andreen can show you how it’s done online.


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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    What Will You Learn in This Course?

    03:21
  2. 02

    What is the Film Industry?

    03:52
  3. 03

    What is Your Movie's Goal?

    07:20
  4. 04

    Think About Distribution in Development

    09:03
  5. 05

    How to Find Your Audience

    15:54
  6. 06

    Do You Need a Celebrity In Your Film?

    05:08
  7. 07

    Midway Student Roundtable Discussion

    18:20
  8. 08

    How to Maximize Online Distribution

    24:55
  9. 09

    What is Theatrical Distribution?

    05:45
  10. 10

    Effective Use of Press & Public Relations

    03:57
  11. 11

    Getting Your Story Out w/ Sarah Moga

    19:51
  12. 12

    Create Your Film Festival Strategy

    14:06
  13. 13

    Final Thoughts

    05:14
  14. 14

    Sit Down with Robert Milazzo

    09:48
  15. 15

    Sit Down with Robert Milazzo Pt 2

    13:10
  16. 16

    Sit Down with Robert Milazzo Pt 3

    22:16

Meet Your Expert

Scilla Andreen

Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix, is an award-winning filmmaker, Emmy-nominated costume designer, and tireless champion of independent film. Frustrated by complicated and one-sided distribution deals, Scilla co-founded IndieFlix in 2005. Her innovative payment model (RPM: Royalty Pool Minutes) ... read more

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  • Creativelive Student

    December 2015

    This course is only an introduction to online distribution for films. It doesn't go deeper in any aspect nor gives you concrete steps depending on your film project. So if you've never heard or thought about distribution is a good place to start in a few hours, but if you are looking for a deeper analysis or information to reinforce the online distribution of your film, it isn't there in my opinion.

  • user-5e0444

    March 2017

    Was this an instructional video, or a plug for a commercial enterprise. Light in detail, this series does offer a few gems for those searching for answers. It did put into perspective the odds of finding distribution in a marketplace crowded by competition where everyone is looking for ways to maximize a return on investment and offers alternatives to those wishing to tackle the job of online distribution themselves. Because "once a film is completed, the real work begins." it is important to know what these alternatives are. David W. King, Michigan Movie Media 2.0

  • Mark Curran

    Mark Curran

    June 2018

    This course was really not helpful at all it only touches on the basics it does not get into specifics on distributing your film online. I felt it was a waste of money. It might be helpful to novices or beginners who have not yet made a film, particularly documentary, but for narrative features not really.

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