year the International awarded over $70,000 in prizes—one of the
largest cash totals distributed by a U.S. film festival—to emerging and
established filmmakers from ten countries around the world.
A2E OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab) filmmakers, tech partners and consultants after 4 intense days working on plans for the direct distribution of the 12 A2E films (they look tired but happy yes?). Standby for more exciting news!
In the meantime, fill yourself in with Alison Willmore's "Is Direct Distribution the Future for Indie Film? Notes From A2E at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival" on Indiewire.
We launched our A2E (Artist To Entrepreneur) program at the San Francisco Film Society with OnRamp (The Direct Distribution Lab). This is a pilot lab of a pilot program designed to give filmmakers the necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve a sustainable creative life amidst this changing paradigm.Read More
Due to unprecedented
demand, Steven Soderbergh has given The San Francisco Film Society
permission to release this video that was recorded initially only for
archival purposes. The full transcript is also provided.
"We are story animals. And we need to tell our stories in as direct, as
unmediated, and as emotionally resonant a way as possible."
-Stephen Apkon, from The Age of the Image: Redefining Literacy in a World of Screens