Distribution Strategies for Short Films

Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

Finishing a film and don’t know what to do with it? Don’t let it gather dust on your shelf. This workshop focuses on the distribution options for short films. It will cover different distribution models (self-distribution, not-for-profit, commercial, online) as well as strategies for distribution in the festival, educational and broadcast markets. Find out how to work with a distributor and learn the steps to put your work into distribution.

Participants are encouraged to bring a short description of their most recent film to the workshop.



Brad Horvath is a producer and content rights strategist. He previously managed international film acquisitions and North American sales for Toronto-based film distributor Ouat Media and was the North American Sales and Acquisitions Executive for London-based Cineflix Rights. Currently, he is part of the sales team at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation. Before working in distribution, Brad directed and produced short and contemporary dance films, music videos, and documentaries that have been licensed to television broadcasters and invited to screen at film festivals around the world. He has also produced theatre, a television series, and associate produced two feature films. Brad has contributed to Indiewire’s blog network and is a frequent speaker and jury member at international film festivals. He has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree from Dalhousie University, with concentrated studies in Film.