The fourth edition of Distribution Rewired will take place as part of the EIFF industry programme on June 25-26. This 2-day event is dedicated to a more creative approach to distribution featuring new developments in the distribution landscape like cinema-on-demand and event cinema and with an emphasis on VOD platforms, digital and direct distribution. The aim is to establish a forum and market place for new trends outside of the buzz of major film markets, and to provide an opportunity for filmmakers and the film industry to get an overview of possible pathways to the players in a fast changing market place.

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. Past guests included representatives from a variety of local and global VOD platforms (Vimeo, Mubi, Filmin, We Are Colony, BFI Player and Curzon Home Cinema) as well as Our Screen, More2Screen, PR companies (PorterFirth, Multitude), Marketing consultancies (WeAreTonic, IHeartCinema) and independent cinema bookers (Miracle Communications).  

Roundtable Rewired


Sitting at the heart of the event is the Distribution Rewired Marketplace where 10-12 projects are selected every year and lend themselves to a more creative approach to distribution. We are looking for documentaries or fiction features which are at least in post production or even completed and already on the festival circuit. The projects will meet experts working in VOD distribution, exhibition, marketing and PR, who can help releasing the film or documentary on all platforms.

If you would like to submit your project for a place in the Distribution Rewired 2018 marketplace please complete the application form below. The deadline is applications is 12pm on Friday 04 May.

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

Scottish Government and Creative Scotland