Interdoc Plus’ last module took place in Aarhus during the 2011 Nordisk Panorama.
We made the most out of the panel discussions and Forum pitches organised by Film Kontakt Nord, including a session on how to break into the US market with Simon Kilmurry, Ian Davies, Sigrid Dyekjaer and Basil Tsiokos.
We caught-up with commissioning editors and distributors met at Hot Docs and we organised several skype sessions with international experts on international distribution. Peter Hamilton shared with us extremely useful information on the market, documentary slots currently accessible and broadcasters’ expectations. He is a senior consultant based in New York who has worked with Factual industry leaders worldwide on their marketing and business development projects. Wendy Lidell, from International Circuit Films, delivered enlightening information on US Distribution and Service Deals, including how to make most of your US booker.
Andrew Mer, VP of Content Parterships for SnagFilms - spoke about new developments at Snag and a session with Distribber, a digital distribution service, enlightened the producers about the ability to take 100% of revenues by accessing iTunes, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon via a one off fee to them. We also heard from Steven Beckman – Head of Acquisitions at Cinetic Media and their strategy on working with films.
We had plenty of occasion to socialise throughout the four days and deepening contacts and friendships. This is not the last you’ll hear from us.
Aarhus was the last official Interdoc Plus session but some of the producers will be at IDFA in November so don’t hesitate to get in touch! email@example.com