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Happy 2017 everyone! Team TFC will be at Sundance and we look forward to seeing you there. TFC staff dates and contact info are below.

New Festivals Titles Premiering at Sundance



directed by Jennifer Brea

When doctors tell Harvard PhD student Jennifer Brea her illness is “all in her head,” she sets out on a virtual journey to document her story, fighting a disease medicine forgot.



directed by Jonathan Olshefski

QUEST is an intimate documentary film that captures ten years in the life of an African-American family living in North Philadelphia.

We’ll be announcing additional Sundance titles shortly.

Collaborative Releasing Initiative

Many of you may have seen our recent announcement regarding our new Collaborative Releasing Initiative, and we’ve gotten some great feedback…and a few questions.

To that end, we’re offering a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to the initiative. But of course if you have additional questions, feel free to email us.


How Not To Sign
A Film Contract

Know what you’re saying YES to

The Film Collaborative, in conjunction with Michelle Mower of Imagination Worldwide, is pleased to release this entertaining and informative new book, written by Roberta Marie Munroe (How NOT To Make A Short Film), with contributions by Michelle Mower and TFC’s own Orly Ravid.

Paperback now available on Amazon. Kindle and iBooks versions coming in the next few days.

Collaborative Releasing
(formerly TFC Theatrical)

We’ve got a busy Q1 release schedule for our theatrical slate…with more titles announcing soon.

  • The Last Laugh • Opens March 3 at Lincoln Plaza [World Premere: Tribeca]
  • The Age of Consequences • Opens Jan 27 [From the directors of Requiem for The American Dream. World Premiere: Hot Docs]
  • A Good American • Opens Feb 3rd [Executive produced by Oliver Stone]
  • American Anarchist • Opens March 24 [from Oscar Nominated director Charlie Siskel; World Premiere: Venice]
  • A Very Sordid Wedding • Opens March 10 [Del Shores’ sequel to the $1M-grosser Sordid Lives]
  • Score: A Film Music Documentary • Opens May 29 [for Gravitas Ventures]
  • All The Rage • Opens April TBD [for Gravitas Ventures; World Premiere: DOC NYC]

New Blog Post

Sheri Candler, TFC’s social media advisor, has provided us with another fantastic article for our blog, for those filmmakers who have wondered, “what is social media actually doing for my film?”

TFC @ Sundance

If you need to get in touch with us at Sundance, below is our contact info. (Please note that for urgent matters it may be better to text rather than call during Sundance. We will all have access to email, but we may take longer to respond.)

Name Department Email Mobile
Orly Ravid Founder / Sales / Digital 323.610.8128
Jeffrey Winter Festival Distribution 818.679.8751
David Averbach Creative Director / Director of Digital Distribution Initiatives 415.948.1789
Bryan Glick Theatrical 385.232.9990
Lynnette Gryseels Fiscal Sponosrship 310.694.2421

Additionally, please note Orly’s law firm contact info at Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp: 310.312.3268 |

Collaborative Releasing Summit

While we are limited the Collaborative Releasing Initiative to documentaries for the time being, we are also planning what we’re calling the “Collaborative Releasing Summit” for late Q1 or early Q2 2017, which will be open to all filmmakers who have released films in the last two (2) years.

The Summit will be held in Los Angeles on a weekend day and will consist of filmmakers sharing, in 5- to 15-minute CASUAL/INFORMAL presentations, what they consider to be best practices in audience, community development, and DIY/DWO distribution. Anyone who cannot be physically present can Skype of FaceTime in, or share their ideas with us beforehand, and we will present on their behalf.

After the Summit, we will synthesize this information into an article to be posted on the TFC Blog and elsewhere.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this (very very short) form and we’ll keep you informed of the forthcoming details. We welcome any ideas you may have as well!