Marketing and Selling Your Film
Week 3 is presented by Ali Mashayekhi.
The essential task for filmmakers is creating a marketing plan for your film. Learn how to utilize the trade press, consumer press and film festivals to turn your film (and yourself) into this year’s cult classic.
Learn how to navigate the film marketing and distribution arenas in order to position your film for success.
- Film festivals and distribution strategies explained
- The role of film markets
- How sales agents work
- Creating the marketing assets you need to sell your film
- How the money works
About the Instructor
Since starting in 2003 with a self-funded short film, Ali Mashayekhi has produced Japanese music videos, multiple short films and two features, most recently the film, Let’s Rap (2015), starring Jason Priestley. Mashayekhi is currently in post-production on the comedic TV pilot, Day Players, starring Kristian Bruun and Ashley Leggat. His current slate includes the fashion expose The Style Atlas, the travel show Japan Drift, and the feature film The Dwelling. He completed the Producers’ Lab at the Canadian Film Centre in 2016.