Delivered as part of the EIFF 2017 Industry programme, Distribution Rewired will welcome a host of guest speakers who can advise and inform filmmakers and the film industry about the new and upcoming opportunities available.

Distribution Rewired will create a space and marketplace dedicated to new and emerging distribution models. It is designed to educate, support, connect and incentivise filmmakers and content creators about diverse distribution models. Building on our events from the previous two years, Distribution Rewired will provide attendees with direct access to key representatives from a variety of companies informing them on diverse distribution methods including self-distribution, direct distribution and mixed models which combine conventional sales and distribution with direct distribution with the aim of forging future collaborations.

Attendees can take part in a number of discussions, talks, presentations, one-to-one meetings and networking events to help clarify the opportunities and possibilities available for filmmakers and will look at the change in approaches to marketing when distributing through digital avenues. These sessions will be populated with a number of invited industry professional guests from the various sectors of the distribution arena, including VOD platforms, Aggregators, Cinema on Demand, and a selection of related service providers in this area.

Previous guests have included representatives from Under The Milky Way, EuroVOD, BFI Player, Curzon Home Cinema, OurScreen, We Are Colony, Miracle Communications, Vimeo, Filmdoo, iheartcinema, and MUBI.

Monday 26 June

DISTRIBUTION REWIRED: How to Make Films Visible - This panel will address the question of how to make your film stand out in a sea of content. What marketing, exhibition and distribution are being used to best effect? 10:30-12:00 Traverse 1

DISTRIBUTION REWIRED Roundtables: Meet the Experts - This sign-up session will offer a number of roundtable discussions with representatives from a variety of companies to answer your questions about distribution 13:30-15:30 Traverse 1

DISTRIBUTION REWIRED: The role of film exhibitors in new models of distribution - With filmmakers and producers exploring new models of distribution and challenging traditional notions of how to build an audience for their films 17:00-18:15 Traverse 1

Tuesday 27 June

One to One Meetings - DISTRIBUTION REWIRED Sales & Distribution Consultant 
One to One Meetings - DISTRIBUTION REWIRED Producer of Marketing and Distribution

DISTRIBUTION REWIRED: Funding panelA marketing and distribution strategy should be developed as early as possible alongside the development of your project. What public funding is available to you, and for what stage? 14:00-15:15 Traverse 2

Roundtable Rewired

Sitting within this two day event is a marketplace for pre-selected projects. Feature fiction and documentary projects which are at least in production and lend themselves to a more creative approach to distribution will be selected to take part in this marketplace.

The following projects and filmmakers will take part in year's Distribution Rewired Marketplace:

ABOVE THE CLOUDS, produced and directed by Leon Chambers

CREDIBLE LIKEABLE SUPERSTAR ROLE MODEL, produced and directed by Rebecca Brand 

IRENE'S GHOST, produced by Rebecca Mark-Lawson

LA SOLEDAD, produced by Manon Ardison

NEW TOWN UTOPIA, produced and directed by Christopher Smith

REBEL DYKES, produced by Siobhan Fahey

TELL TALE HEART, directed by Stephen Cookson

THE BALLAD OF SHIRLEY COLLINS, produced by Paul Williams

THE DARK MILE, produced by Melanie Dicks

WEXFORD PLAZA, produced by Harry Cherniak


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Distribution Rewired is supported by the Scottish Government's Edinburgh Festivals EXPO Fund and by Creative Scotland.


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