What we're about

Welcome Filmmakers! If you're looking to network, find new projects and work then this is the Meetup for you! We have been running a variety of online and in person events for 3 years now and we'd love to continue this community here. We run a variety of events including, workshops, webinars, pitching competitions and networking events. If you're looking to network, pitch your films or learn from our speakers and experts than come along to one of our events!

Upcoming events (3)

Film Distribution Masterclass

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If you're looking to self-distribute your indie film online and want to make a profit then this is the talk for you!

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https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-film-distribution-masterclass-tickets-396471997417?aff=mtumuk

This course compiles the most successful and up to date strategies for releasing a profitable indie film online, gathered from film distributors, PR consultants, marketing experts and indie film producers.
Build Your Audience and Release your Film
Before you release your film you need to build an audience. In this section we'll discuss how to conduct audience research, find where you audience is and become a trusted part of their communities. We'll also discuss how to build your own fan base through social media.
Market and Promote Your Film
Your film is released! Now what? How can you promote it to get as many viewers or sales as possible? We'll discuss both paid and unpaid marketing strategies. We'll also discuss DIY PR strategies.
At the end of this masterclass you will have a good knowledge of to self-distributing your indie feature film online.
Hope to see you there!

TICKETS & INFO:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/online-film-distribution-masterclass-tickets-396471997417?aff=mtumuk

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Indie Film Distribution Seminar and Film Networking

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FILM DISTRIBUTION SEMINAR (17:00 - 18:30)
If you're looking to self-distribute your indie film online and want to make a profit then this is the seminar for you!
This seminar includes the most successful and up to date strategies for releasing a profitable indie film online, gathered from film distributors, PR consultants, marketing experts and indie film producers.
Build Your Audience and Release your Film
Before you release your film you need to build an audience. In this section we'll discuss how to conduct audience research, find where you audience is and become a trusted part of their communities. We'll also discuss how to build your own fan base through social media.
Market and Promote Your Film
Your film is released! Now what? How can you promote it to get as many viewers or sales as possible? We'll discuss both paid and unpaid marketing strategies. We'll also discuss DIY PR strategies.
At the end of this masterclass you will have a good knowledge of to self-distributing your indie feature film online. You will also receive access to a full course which includes tutorials and detailed strategies.
FULL ONLINE FILM DISTRIBUTION COURSE

  • 4+ hours of video courses + support documents
  • 1 hour video interview with a film PR expert with 15 years experience
  • 1 hour video interview with Dr Rebekah Louis Smith (The Festival Doctor) about having a successful film festival run
  • 2 hour interview with Jason Horton - indie film distribution expert

NETWORKING (18:30 - 22:00)
Come along to meet and network with like-minded filmmakers, actors, film financiers and indie-film marketing specialists. Whether you’re on the hunt for cast and crew, new projects, or are looking to explore your financing and marketing options, this is the perfect time and place to discuss all your current and future projects, with a drink in your hand and some great company! We welcome everyone to attend, whether you’re a filmmaker with heaps of experience, a film lover, or are completely new to the industry.

TICKETS & INFO
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/indie-film-distribution-seminar-and-film-networking-tickets-383499305747?aff=mtum

London Film Distribution Summit

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Are you looking to distribute your next film?
TICKETS & INFO:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-film-distribution-summit-tickets-391161593857?aff=mtum

This full-day event will be packed with seminars, talks, panel discussions and networking. The speakers will include successful film producers, distributors, sales agents and marketing consultants all giving their unique perspective on how to navigate and be successful in the world of film distribution. You can expect to leave the event with a huge amount of insight into how the industry works, what different paths you can take and which strategy might be best suited for your particular project.
Below you can find a more detailed description of some of the sessions. The full programme and speaker line-up will be released soon.
Seminar: The Path to Film Sales Marketing and Distribution
This hyper-focused seminar will outline everything you need to know to get started on your journey of successfully distributing your film. If you're wondering how to meet sales agents, how distribution deals are made or how an indie film becomes a hit then this seminar will break it all down in an easy to follow presentation. The session you will learn:

  • The many paths to a successful film distribution
  • How to create a marketing and distribution plan that sales agents will take seriously
  • How to make the most from film festivals and film markets
  • Learn how to find and approach sales agents
  • Find out how distribution deals are made and how to avoid costly mistakes
  • How much money can you expect to make?

SPEAKERS
Learn from a series of producers who will explain their journeys to successfully distributing their films. These information-packed talks will provide insights and inspiration into the many different paths you can take to successfully distributing your film.
Working with Distributors: The Benefits and Pitfalls
In this talk, Michael Pentney will discuss how he distributed Once More for Bobby (2014) which was first released on Sky and later on Amazon. Michael will discuss his journey of acquiring and working with a distributor, providing valuable insight into how the distribution industry works and what to look out for.
Routes to Successful Releases: From Traditional Theatrical to Drive-in Premieres
In this talk, Dean Fischer will discuss how he acquired a theatrical release for The Bromley Boys (2018) as well as how he negotiated a wider multi-territory release through a variety of distributors. The talk will provide practical advice for working with multiple distributors around the world.
Dean will also discuss the unique distribution of Break (2020) which became the first UK move to premiere via drive-in. He’ll portray the importance of creating a media buzz around your film to maximise the film’s exposure when working with a limited marketing budget.
PANEL DISCUSSIONS:
We will have a diverse panel of distributors, sales agents, producers who will be leading in-depth discussions on the following topics:
The Future of Streaming Platforms
With more and more competition as well as streaming platforms continuously cutting rates per hour streamed or even closing their doors completely to indie filmmakers is online distribution still a viable option for filmmakers?
The Effect of Short-Form Video Content Platforms on Film Distribution
How have short-form video content platforms changed the landscape of sales and distribution and audience behaviour? What challenges and opportunities did these platforms bring to filmmakers?

TICKETS & INFO:
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Film and TV Job Fair

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