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Swimming Upstream A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution

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ISBN-10: 0240809556

ISBN-13: 9780240809557

Edition: 2008

Authors: Sharon Badal

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Short films have come into their own, not least in part due to the incredible new ways to distribute them, including the Web, cell phones, new festivals devoted to short--even television and theatres. This is the ultimate guide for anyone who's made a short film and wonders what to do next. Whether your short film is meant to be a calling card, a segue to a feature film, or you just want to recoup some of the costs, this book describes the potential paths for distribution. Written by the short film programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival and featuring contributions from top film festival directors, as well as studio, marketing, and technology executives, this book shows you what's important…    
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 12/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Testing the Waters: The Indie Landscape
Gore, Penguins, and the Cultural Zeitgeist of Distribution
The Producer's Perspective
Conversation with Andrew Herwitz
Strategizing Specialized Film
Management Matters
Learning to Float: The Buyers
Who Is This For, Anyway?
Swimming with Dolphins: Shorts Distribution 101
Who's Gonna Rescue Me if I Start to Drown?
Life Starts When?
Taking the Brake Lights Off Your Film
Make Your Mark
So You Want to Sell That Short? Not So Fast...
The Deep End: Exploring All Options
Plympton's Dogma
The Fragile Emotion
Life in Short
Conversation with Tom Quinn and Carter Pilcher
Rudiments of the Short Film
What's a Short Film, Really?
How I Learned to Swim: Filmmaker Survival Stories
Full Circle
Trial and Error in Hollywood
dare to Create
Mother's Journey
The Long and the Short of It
Conversation with Peter Sollett
Losing Your Virginity
Interdependent
Group Therapy
From Nelson to Gowanus and Back
Little Fish, Big Pond: Thinking Globally
Shorts Down Under
The International Marketplace for Short Films: Now with a Digital Assist
Short Films in Japan
Magic Little Differences: The European Audience Loves Short Films
How to Make It with a Short Film in the UK and Europe
No Lifeguard on Duty: Internet and New Technology
Conversation with Megan O'Neill
Demystifying Mobile Video: The Market Opportunity
Conversation with Jim Bankoff
Brave New Virtual World
Conversation with Bahman Naraghi
The Power of Distribution, in the Hands of Filmmakers
Navigate the Rapids: Film Festivals
A Briefing on Shorts
Show 'Em Your Shorts!
Conversation with George Eldred
Some Serious Funny Business
Conversation with John Polson
Your Short Film and the LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) Film Festival
Conversation with Trevor Groth
Waterlogged: My Story
Swim Test: The Workbook
Index
About the Author