Hot Docs Workshop: 7 Deadly Sins of Self-Distribution


Northrop Frye Hall, Room 004 Mon, Apr 29, 2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Strategist Jon Reiss and Sonja Henrici of the Scottish Documentary Institute team up to teach you the seven common pitfalls when self-distributing your documentary film and solutions to these avoidable errors.

Seating is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis.


Sonja Henrici, Co-Director, Scottish Documentary Institute
Sonja Henrici is the co-founder and co-director of SDI Productions (since 2007) and co-director at Scottish Documentary Institute. She joined SDI at its inception in 2004 and has been a big part of SDI's growing success, nurturing talent from shorts to features. International, BAFTA-nominated producer of multiple international feature documentaries: Time Trial (2017); Donkeyote (2017) Seven Songs for a Long Life (2016); I Am Breating (2013); Future My Love (2012); executive producer of Pablo's Winter, Where You're Meant to BeBecoming Animal, Freedom Fields, Nae Pasaran, and more than 50 short documentaries.

Jon Reiss, President, 8 Above/Hybrid Cinema
Named one of "10 Digital Directors to Watch" by Daily Variety, Jon Reiss is a critically acclaimed filmmaker, author, and media strategist. His experience releasing his documentary feature, Bomb It, with a hybrid strategy was the inspiration for writing Think Outside the Box Office, the first step-by-step guide for filmmakers to distribute and market their films. He has given workshops and spoken at conferences and festivals throughout the world.