Tech Workshop: Distribution for Filmmakers

Schools of Public Engagement: Communication

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Tech Workshop: Distribution

Spring 2020

Taught By: James Browne

Section: A

CRN: 3919

Credits: 1

You’ve made a film, now what? The goal of this weekend short course is to introduce students to the ever-changing landscape of independent film distribution and exhibition. Students will learn how to navigate the world of film festivals and the business of distribution, from theatrical to digital/VOD, broadcast and educational. Most filmmakers hope to premiere their films at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, yet many regional festivals get overlooked as viable alternatives. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of how to intelligently take command of this essential component of the life of their films. Topics will include film festival best practices, short film success stories, and how to build a team of collaborators. Students will devise distribution and marketing strategies specifically tailored to their films. The instructor, a seasoned film programmer and distributor, will guide them through this significant, yet often neglected process. Grades will consist of a final marketing distribution presentation and active participation in class discussion.

This course is open to BPATS BA/BS Media Studies, BA/BS Liberal Arts, and minor in Film Production students only. All other undergraduate students may request permission three (3) weeks before the start of the course by emailing

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Communication (NCOM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 7

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 11:22am 8/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Saturday

Times: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 2/29/2020 - 3/7/2020

Days: Saturday

Times: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 3/14/2020 - 3/14/2020