If you can, consider your film as an educational tool and, therefore, as an educational product. Documentaries—and even narrative films—can be distributed and sold to educational institutions. Libraries. Museums. Colleges & universities. Join us for an in-depth conversation about how you can package your project for the educational market, a frequently untapped avenue of distribution yet one where filmmakers have the best potential to profit.
IFP Chicago is positively thrilled to welcome Thavary Krouch and Tim Horsburgh to Stage 18 for a detailed discussion on this vital topic. Moderated by filmmaker and IFP board member Ines Sommer, this event promises a deluge of helpful tips and industry insights. A light reception will follow the discussion. Be there!
When & where: 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 20th at Stage 18 Chicago.
Thavary Krouch is currently the Independent Film Coordinator for the Chicago Film Office. Thavary has over ten years' experience in film/media production and as an independent filmmaker. She's worked as a Freelance Producer, Adjunct Faculty at Columbia College Chicago, Teaching Assistant for the Center for Community Arts Partnerships, and most recently as a Film & Video Distribution Manager at Facets Multimedia. Thavary has a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Video from Columbia College and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Indiana University.
As Director of Communication and Distribution for Kartemquin Films since 2009, Tim Horsburgh has led audience building campaigns for over 25 documentary films including the 2018 Academy Award-nominees Abacus: Small Enough to Jail and Edith+Eddie, and most recently the 2018 releases Minding the Gap and America To Me. Previous credits include Raising Bertie; Life Itself; The Interrupters; Typeface; The Trials of Muhammad Ali; The Homestretch; Almost There; No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson; and more. For these films Tim oversaw distribution and marketing campaign strategies that have reached millions of viewers and led to significant social impact, distribution revenue, and industry awards, covering the world's leading film festivals; domestic and international theatrical releases; domestic and international broadcasts; worldwide digital releases; awards campaigns; social media; and grassroots community engagement. Tim currently teaches in Northwestern University's MFA in Documentary Media program, and has spoken on film marketing and distribution, media advocacy, and film financing at film festivals around the country and abroad.