How to Distribute Your Independent Film

There are many ways to distribute your independent film. You can opt for a theatrical, digital, DVD, or television release. Or you can choose all four. Here are some of the most important things that you need to remember about distributing your independent film.

Theatrical Release

If you are going to show your film in theaters nationwide, make sure that you are able to properly deal with the pre-requisites such as creating your key art and trailer, arranging the dates, as well as marketing and publicity. Marketing your film is crucial if you want your film to have a successful theatre run. Make use of all the marketing strategies available to you such as e-mail marketing, traditional marketing techniques (radio, television, newspapers), social media marketing, and many others.

The most important thing to remember for this route is that your film’s theatrical run will live and die depending on its opening weekend press and box office performance. More than just getting good reviews from the press, you also need to make sure that people will actually go and see your film.

Digital, DVD, and Television Release

Given the complexity and multitude of the different platforms for distribution that are available right now, you have to make sure that you are able to secure good deals to have your film released nationwide and internationally. You have so many options, so find out if you are going to choose just one or if you will distribute your film on all the major platforms. Keep in mind that your budget will also be a big consideration on this front.

Hire a Local Independent Film Distribution Company

Hiring an independent film distribution company like Archibald Film is crucial if you want to make sure that your film is released as scheduled and at a reasonable cost. Unless you have the right connections and the network of partners that we have, self-distribution is most likely going to be the more expensive and more stressful option for you. We take the stress and hassle out of the process so that you can focus on building your following and creating your next big project.