January 19, 2021 at 9:24AM


Online viewing/independent distribution/academic licenses

Hi Everyone,

- I'm seeking advice for independent distribution to academic/educational audiences for my documentary short which would allow me to retain control through independent distribution.
- How does one go about setting up a relationship/licenses with academic institutions for online virtual access to a film?
- What tips and tricks is necessary to set up this formal relationship esp. for online viewing?
- How would one go about actually having students watch the film while controlling content/privacy?

In the past filmmakers would send DVDs to schools with a contract, but increasingly online access seems to be the way. Is there any suggestion of a system where users could pay for access/lesson plan/etc where I as filmmaker would retain control?

Alternatively, do you know of a good example of someone who did something like this?

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