BFI Distribution Funding and Strategy Session

Katie Ellen, Senior Distribution Manager at the BFI, will present an overview of the current distribution landscape for feature film in the UK, explaining the traditional routes that distributors use to reach an audience, but also looking at successful examples of some alternative release strategies that are increasingly being used in this competitive marketplace.

Ellen will explain the distribution support offered by the BFI and present several case studies of recent awards that have received Distribution Funding, focusing on what filmmakers can learn from recent innovative distribution strategies.

When: Tuesday 02 September. Registration from 11.15am for a prompt 11.30am start. Ends 12.30pm.

Where: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art (Cinema, Level 1), Gateshead Quays, South Shore Road, Gateshead, NE8 3BA.

To register click here. There is no charge for this event, but places are limited and offered first-come-first-served. Each place must be registered for individually.


About Katie Ellen

Katie currently works as Senior Distribution Manager in the Film Fund at the BFI where she manages the Distribution Fund and Audience Development lottery activity. Recently supported projects include the innovative multiplatform release strategy behind A Field in England, the event cinema release of Nymphomaniac and the successful UK release of Under the Skin. She is also responsible for Film Export strategy and support, including the Film Export Fund for sales agents, and the recently launched US Distribution pilot scheme.


This workshop is part of Create Innovate – a Northern Film & Media initiative funded by Creative England and the European Regional Development Fund   


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