How to Sell and Distribute Movies: Challenges in the Digital Era

How to Sell and Distribute Movies: Challenges in the Digital Era: International Workshop

While the digital era changed how we consume films, it also changed the ways they are distributed and promoted. Accordingly, this international workshop, organised by the leading Czech film magazine CINEPUR, considers the key challenges, opportunities, and trends in contemporary distribution both in the Czech Republic and across the globe. Hosting distributors, producers, curators, and theoreticians from Great Britain, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic, this two-panel event tackles such pressing issues as how to secure audiences, where to find them, how best to promote films, and what alternatives exist to theatrical releases.

Vybraná témata / Selected Topics

  • on-line distribution
  • pros and cons of alternative distribution
  • current audience targeting strategies
  • local distributors / supranational markets
  • strategies for local distribution
  • films as events
  • the future of distribution and promotion

Panel 1 / 14:30–16:00 / 2.30 – 4.00 pm
Finding Audiences

Phillip Drake (Edge Hill University, UK)
VOD, Digital Distribution and the On-line Audience

Diana Tabakov (DAFilms, CZ)
How to Sell Documentary Films On-line

Marek Hovorka (International Documentary Film Festival Ji.hlava, CZ)
Audience is Everywhere: Develop Your Event or Institution at least in 3D

Christa Auderlitzky (Filmdelights, AUS)
Current Tactics of Addressing Audience: Methods of Film Promotion and Marketing

Coffee Break / 16:00–16:30 / 4.00 – 4.30 pm

Panel 2 / 16:30–18:30 / 4.30 – 6.30 pm
Alternatives to Traditional Film Distribution – Panel Discussion

Is it Attractive to be for Free? The Pros and Cons of Alternatives to Traditional Distribution; Film Distribution from the Perspective of the Cinema Manager; Distribution and Branding of Short Films (and Animation) in Europe…

Daniel Deak (, HU)
Ivan Hronec (Film Europe Distribution Company, SK)
Phillip Drake (Edge Hill University, UK)
Ivo Anderle (Aerofilms Distribution Company, CZ)
Přemysl Martinek (State Cinematography Fund / Artistic Director of IFFC Febiofest in Slovakia, CZ)

Free Entry
In English

Event detail

Event start
7. 11. 2016 14:30 - 18:30
Tranzitdisplay / Dittrichova 9 / Prague 2
Event type
Conference, Workshop