The Indie Film Exhibition Masterclass
What you'll learn
- Give students a guide on where they can release their films.
- How to find a legit film distributor.
- Seperate legit film festivals from bad ones.
- How to carve a path to a productive career as a filmmaker.
- You must have already completed a short film or a feature film ready for release.
Congratulations! You have succeeded through the tedious task of making your first film. Now what do you do? How do you get your movie seen in front of an audience? The Film Exhibition Masterclass will take you through the variety of options you have to release your movie, how to expand your reach through marketing, and how you can potentially make a profit in the process.
This class is for anyone who has completed a film and has struggled to find a way to get it out into the world. Whether you want to maximize your views on YouTube or you are seeking a legit distributor who will get your film worldwide, the 13 years of experience I have as an independent filmmaker will offer a great deal of insight and tips on how you can build a following which could lead to a lasting career.
For the class project: Take your film and produce a trailer and/or a movie poster. Using any editing software and/or Adobe Photoshop, you will take the lessons from this class to execute marketing materials that will catch the eye of your target audience. Then plot your strategy for how best to release your film in a simple text document. Share your materials in the project gallery for feedback and further tips on how to get your work out to the world.
Who this course is for:
- Intermediate Film and Video Students.
Award winning NYC-based filmmaker and educator Andre´ Joseph had a love for movies from an early age. He began his career making short films with family and friends on home video. Andre´ attended the New York Film Academy summer program in 2001 where he first gained experience working with 16-millimeter film and later graduated Magna Cum Laude from Emerson College in 2006 where he received a bachelor’s degree in Film.
In 2008, Andre´ formed his own indie film production company, AJ Epyx Productions. Since then, the company produced three professionally made feature film projects as well as four award winning short films. Among the company’s most successful projects include the crime thriller VENDETTA GAMES (Winner for “Best Urban Action Film” at the Cinemax-sponsored 2017 Urban Action Showcase and now streaming on Amazon Prime Video and Tubi) and the dramatic short film THE SAXOPHONIST (Winner for “Best Film” at the 2018 NY Jazz Film Festival and now streaming on The BeBop Channel app). Andre´recently released the short film, DISMISSAL TIME, an anti-bullying tale loosely based on a high school incident. In addition to film projects, Andre´ has also freelanced as a videographer and editor for companies such as Vintage NYC Magazine and NBC Entertainment.
Andre´ is also highly active in educating aspiring young filmmakers who seek to produce their own movies someday. He produced three online video courses on film production and screenwriting at the learning website, Skillshare. In 2021, Andre´ taught a 6-week summer film and video program to students at IDEA Center for the Arts in Camden, NJ. He has also served as a guest lecturer at various institutions including Wesleyan University, Essex County College, Brooklyn High School for the Arts, and Emerson College.