You've finished your short film — now what?
How to deal with distributors, sales agencies, and the festival world
Making a short film is a lot of work, but you should bear in mind: the work doesn't end after your film is completed.
If you want to showcase your film the best way possible it's important to be aware of certain factors:
the length of the film, a well-thoughtout festival strategy, the strengths and weaknesses of online platforms, and the role a distributor or a sales agent can play.
The 60 minute session will provide insight into the the distribution chain and give advice on successful short film marketing.
Daniel Ebner (*1981) is the co-founder and Artistic Director of the Oscar® qualifying festival VIS Vienna Shorts, one of Europe's most relevant international events for short film, animation, and music video.
He has a Master's degree in Political Science and studied Cultural Studies and Film Studies in Vienna and Berlin. Daniel has been cultural editor and film critic at APA Austrian Press Agency for many years and still writes for film magazines in Germany and Austria.
In addition, he is the co-producer of the football short-film reel “Eleven Minutes” (A/CH 2008), a film advisor for the city of Vienna and the state of Vorarlberg, spokesman for the Association of Austrian Film Festivals, and also works as a film and art curator.