The grant will empower four filmmakers per year to directly distribute their content across major platforms—like iTunes, Google Play, and Netflix—while retaining 100% of their rights and revenue. Once selected, grantees will receive counsel and technical support for the distribution of content across multiple digital distribution platforms via Distribber's service.
The catch? You can't apply cold. The program is only open to a film already receiving fiscal sponsorship from the IDA, Pare Lorentz grant recipients, or films nominated for the IDA Annual Documentary Awards.
The first grant recipient is Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox’s How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change. The documentary premiered at Sundance and will be touring 100 cities worldwide. It will also air on HBO on June 27.
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