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  • TFC is proud to be a part of the Coalition of Global Media Buyers that ro*co is representing at this year at Sundance.

  • Orly Ravid will be in conversation with Richard Abramowitz (Abramorama), Jonathan Dana (Code Entertainment) and Cristine Dewey (ro*co films) on a panel entitled, Distribution Choices, Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 9:30 AM PST, on Episode 2 of WestDoc Online’s Free Live Internet Broadcasts. Tune in at this link.

  • For the first time, TFC will offer a distribution grant to a woman director in 2018. We will match dollar for dollar donations to the organization made via this link through the end of the year. More details to follow, but we are excited about this, and thank you in advance for helping us in any way you can.

  • TFC congratulates alums Lyric R Cabral, David Felix Sutcliffe and Abigail Disney for their Emmy™ wins for Independent Lens' Outstanding Investigative Documentary for (T)ERROR and Outstanding Social Issue Documentary for The Armor of Light.

  • Hooligan Sparrow wins a Peabody Award and a Spirit Award (Truer Than Fiction Award).

  • The Light of the Moon and The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin win SXSW 2017 Audience Awards.

  • Small Talk wins Teddy Award for Best Documentary at Berlinale.

  • Unrest wins U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award: Editing, Motherland wins World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Award: Commanding Vision and I Dream in Another Language wins World Documentary Cinema Audience Award at Sundance 2017.

  • TFC is proud to announce our new initiative, Collaborative Releasing (click to see PDF of press release), which offers films the opportunity not only to work with us more closely, from the beginning of their journeys, but also to partner, when appropriate, with some of the biggest distribution experts in the independent film space. The initiative, limited to documentaries for the time being, combines film sales and licensing with a hybrid release plan. All the aspects of distribution that TFC is known for will be part of this initiative, including general advising, strategy, sales, festival distribution, theatrical, educational, and digital, and more. TFC will strategize with each filmmaking team to map out customized sales plans, as well as a “back-up” plan for any rights that are still available for licensing after the initial sales push. Please also see the annoucement in Variety.

  • TFC is pleased to announce that we, in conjunction with Michelle Mower of Imagination Worldwide, have a new book! Written by Roberta Marie Munroe, author of How Not To Make A Short Film, with contributions by our own Orly Ravid, How Not To Sign A Film Contract: Know What You’re Saying Yes To is now available in electronic formats on iBooks and in both paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

  • TFC’s Theatrical Distribution Program, serviced by TFC offshoot Collaborative Releasing, specializes in low-cost, Hybrid-DIY theatrical releases of the best of the best from the festival circuit. Our growing list of titles includes award winners from IDFA, Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, and Tribeca Film Festivals. Most of our films’ theatrical engagements consist of over 20 bookings, and are critically acclaimed: our films average well above 90% on Rotten Tomatoes. Check out our new Theatrical page.

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introducing distripedia

We’ve set up a number of external sites to help filmmakers navigate through the minefield that is film distribution and digital distribution.

  • The newest addition to distripedia, ResourcePlace™ provides a one-stop-shop for a plethora of resources geared especially for filmmakers, such as post-production, social marketing, online distribution, and more.
  • Our Digital Distribution Guide provides an overview and insight into the myriad of digital platforms out there. You'll need to join TFC to access this guide.
  • The TFC Blog, written by the TFC staff, focuses on what's new in the world of digital distribution and other topic of interest to filmmakers.

Click here to learn more.

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