PWIFT Presents: Film Distribution Strategies & Workshop

/PWIFT Presents: Film Distribution Strategies & Workshop

january, 2019

20jan11:00 am4:00 pmPWIFT Presents: Film Distribution Strategies & Workshop

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Whether you just finished your pitch or are deep in post production, it’s never too early to think about getting your film in front of the most eyeballs.

Join PWIFT for a day-long, deep dive into Film Distribution Strategies, with distinguished panelists who share their secrets to film festival and distribution success.

Our experts will roll up their sleeves and give you hands-on help developing the best plan for your film — saving you thousand$ in consulting fees.

After our workshop, you’ll be able to say,
Festival Strategy? Done √
Distribution plan? Done √

This event is just $15 for PWIFT members
Registration includes lunch, panel discussion and small group mentorship.
Space is limited ~ Get your ticket NOW!
Meet our Panelists
STEFANIE SPARKS, Filmmaker of In Case of Emergency and CEO of Fireball Films NYC

Stefanie Sparks has been working in film for almost half of her life. Starting out on indie film sets in Seattle and reality TV in LA, Stefanie quickly made her way to NYC and the New School where she earned an MA in Media and Film. She was granted a Jerome Foundation New York Filmmaker Grant for her debut feature, Cathy Coppola, which was nominated for the audience award at Brooklyn Girl Film Festival and Best in Show at the Female Eye Film Festival (Toronto). Stefanie’s 2nd feature film the gross-out girl comedy In Case of Emergency won the audience choice award at Bushwick Film Festival after being selected as the opening night film. The film went on to win audience awards at Broad Humor, New Filmmakers and screened along side some of the top female directors in the world as part of Citizen Jane Film Festival in 2017. In Case of Emergency was selected as a finalist in the Sundance Creative Distribution Fund and was released this July on iTunes & Amazon. Stefanie has taught filmmaking at the Ghetto Film School’s Midwinter Institute. Stefanie is currently developing a film about drug trials called Rat Race starring Daniella De Jesus of OITNB.

RICHARD A. WOLFF, CEO & Co-President of Breaking Glass Pictures
Rich Wolff (Temple ’75, Advertising and Journalism; MBA, City University of Seattle ’95) is the CEO of the Philadelphia-based film distributor Breaking Glass Pictures. With more than twenty years of experience in the entertainment industry, he has licensed more than 500 films for distribution both domestically and worldwide. For the past decade he has been a regular attendee of the Cannes Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival, the American Film Market, the Berlin Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto International Film Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the Rio International Film Festival, and others.

AFIA SERENA NATHANIEL, Filmmaker of Duktar (Daughter)
American-Pakistan filmmaker, Afia, loves pushing the boundaries of narrative storytelling. Her debut feature film Dukhtar (Daughter) premiered at Toronto in 2014 becoming Pakistan’s Official Submission for Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards®. The film has played to critical acclaim in over 20 countries to rave reviews and became the Critics’ Pick (Village Voice) and the People Magazine’s Pick of the Week. The film has won several awards including Audience Award for Best Feature at Creteil, Best World Feature at Sonoma, Best Director and Best Feature Film at SAIFF.


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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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