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Film Marketing & Distribution Strategies with Jeff Chiba Stearns

September 9, 2020 at7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$20 – $40

This online workshop will outline some of the steps needed to identify, build, reach, and activate audiences for marketing & engagement, starting in development. Festivals and industry conferences present both a challenge and an opportunity for emerging filmmakers to advance and monetize their projects. Jeff Chiba Stearns will describe his experience using a successful hybrid distribution strategy for his award-winning feature documentary Mixed Match.

This workshop will cover:

  • Audience Development
  • Marketing and Promotion
  •  Self Distribution
  •  Commercial Distribution & Sales Agents
  •  Educational Distribution
  •  Distribution Windows
  •  Film Festival Strategies
  •  Monetization
  •  Social Media
  •  Publicity and Press

About the Instructor

Jeff Chiba Stearns is an Emmy® nominated and Webby award-winning animation and documentary director and producer. Based in Vancouver, BC of Japanese and European ancestry, Jeff’s work often focuses on themes of diversity and multi-ethnic identity. After graduating from the Emily Carr University with a degree in Film Animation, he founded the boutique animation studio Meditating Bunny Studio Inc. in 2001.

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