The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) is planning to launch a two-day ‘market’ this June dedicated to emerging distribution models.
Taking place as part of EIFF’s industry programme, Distribution Rewired is designed to support filmmakers in models including ‘direct’ and ‘self-distribution’ and connect them with online distributors.
The focal point of the event will be the physical marketplace where selected filmmakers can present their films to platforms, aggregators and other related service providers.
EIFF is looking raise $22,000 (£15,000) of essential funding for the event through an Indiegogo campaign and will contribute $15,000 (£10,000) of in-kind costs towards the event.
The event is due to take place June 22-23 within the overall programme offered to industry delegates and filmmakers.
This event is to be managed by Holly Daniel, industry and talent development manager at EIFF, and Beatrice Neumann from BeA Film, a sales and distribution consultancy.
Mark Adams, the new EIFF artistic director said: “EIFF is dedicated to addressing the most current and relevant events for attending filmmakers and industry professionals each year.
“The world of distribution has changed massively in recent years and Distribution Rewired will create a space that represents the importance of these changes whilst supporting filmmakers in utilising the new models on offer.”