The indie film industry is facing more challenges as the digital age continues to shake up with innovations and further digitization. Believe it or not, Indie films these days are getting more funding support compared to what they had in the past.
However, the same can’t be said to all indie productions out there. There is still a hierarchy of amazing filmmakers down to those who are just starting to make a name for themselves. If you are a novice in the indie film world but filled with amazing ideas, here are some ways to distribute your indie film more effectively to amaze the audience.
Social Media Platforms
Over the last couple of months since late 2019, Indie and amateur filmmakers have been using social media to showcase their projects. All they have to do is complete the film project as it is and simply upload it on their social media platform, mostly on Facebook and YouTube.
There are no required fees to upload original content on Facebook and YouTube. However, they have rules and guidelines on what to showcase so you might want to reconsider any gore or lewd scenes for your next film.
With that being said, social media is becoming more powerful in terms of film showing. There have been a lot of issues and violations wherein some users are uploading copyrighted movies including blockbusters without any permission whatsoever.
Facebook is also having trouble with links of pirated movies being shared in their platform for viewing and downloading.
Anyway, going back to it. Facebook and YouTube also have live streaming features meaning you can have an official movie release.
Sell Your Movie to a Streaming Platform
Nowadays, blockbuster movies are being released not only on the big screen but on all sizes of screens there is. We are talking about your smartphones, computers, and other devices. All of these are possible because of streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu.
Netflix is by far the top producing company in the world. In the last couple of years, it has acquired copyrights and permissions to stream hundreds of movies, documentaries, and television shows. That includes indie films and a lot of them.
There are so many indie films available on Netflix right now. All you have to do is try to sell your movie to Netflix and if they go for it, then you are going to receive a huge sum of money. Then again, there is the challenge of you getting them to watch, love, and purchase the movie.
So, it is still a struggle but a rewarding one. Subscribe to our blog for more.