Where Are The Films? A Conversation on the Market, The Audience and the Archive

Autostrada Biennale Info Point, 07 Aug, 17:00

How and why do documentaries disappear after a few years? How are they handled by sales agents/ distributors? What are the options for filmmakers who don’t get festival exposure and distribution - YouTube, Vimeo? How should filmmakers position themselves now that Amazon and Netflix are becoming major players in producing content? How do we find new and older works by documentarians that are not mainstream? What kind of databases and archival resources we can build for documentaries? A frank conversation between filmmakers/artists present at the festival and “gatekeepers” set in a relaxed atmosphere and moderated by Pamela Cohn and Ozge Calafato.