Where can I submit my documentary?
10 Documentary Film Festivals Accepting Submissions Right Now
- Boulder International Film Festival.
- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
- SF Documentary Fest.
- Seattle International Film Festival.
- Cinema at the Edge Festival.
- Taiwan International Documentary Festival.
- Hot Docs.
How do I sell my documentary on Netflix?
Find A Distributor Or Sales Agent If your film gets pitched to Netflix, it will take a few weeks to get a response. If the folks at Netflix are interested, they will negotiate directly with your distributor or sales agent. Most deals typically pay a licensing fee for one or two years.
Can you sell a documentary?
If your documentary is good, it should get noticed and hopefully get an offer from a TV Network, streamer or agent. Of course, you could also submit your film directly to a broadcaster, although that’s a long shot for a beginner. The normal process for selling a film is through an agent or aggregator.
How much money do documentary filmmakers make?
While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $75,500 and as low as $25,500, the majority of Documentary Filmmaker salaries currently range between $42,000 (25th percentile) to $70,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $75,500 annually across the United States.
How can I get my documentary seen?
7 Ways to Distribute Your Feature Documentary
- Online Self-Distribution. The first step in distributing online is targeting your audience.
- Online Documentary Channels.
- Film Festivals.
- Broadcast Television.
- Theatrical Release.
- 5 Extraordinary Places Captured by Storyhunter Filmmakers.
What makes a successful documentary?
A good documentary shows people from a different perspective than they’re used to seeing in the media. It opens people’s minds and hearts to the struggles of other people in the world. It makes people question the way things are and the way they should be.