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You’re an independent filmmaker and, at the completion of your film, you look back on the journey you took. You came up with a story, then a script, then financing; next, you shot your film with a cast and crew, and wrapped it up in a neat package through the magic of editing. The next is what seems to be the holy grail for most indie filmmakers – distribution. The question is, how do you get it? Who do you go to? What kind of distributor do you want to work with?

Emily Buder of Indiewire recently wrote an essay recap of an IFP panel focusing on this exact topic that both answers and explores these burning questions. “Why We Bought Your Film: Distributors Answer the Tough Questions” is an invaluable piece for its incredible insight and advice. Read on to learn how to get the distribution you want!