Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution - 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 shorts - 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 to the decision makers and gatekeepers. This is the definitive handbook filled with insider information available nowhere else.
Readership: Amateur and aspiring filmmakers
About the Author: Sharon Badal is a Short Film Programmer of the Tribeca Film Festival, screening 1500 submissions annually, and is on the faculty of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She served on the regional jury for the Student Academy Awards in 2005 and the 2007 Toronto Worldwide Short Film Festival.