Lights, camera, action! Submissions are officially open for Slamdance, set to take place from February 20-26, 2025. Slamdance Moves To Los Angeles In exciting turn of events, Slamdance is making a permanent move to the heart of cinematic magic (and our homebase) - Los Angeles. The festival...

We're gearing up to attend some of most exciting film festivals of summer 2024, and guess what? There's time for you to join! Passes are still available and you can find them in the links below. Cannes Film Festival CANNES, FRANCE | MAY 14-25 Kick starting with a...

Social Media Marketing for Indie Films Let's be honest, in the world of indie filmmaking, financial resources are often the culprit of marketing limitations. That's why a grassroots social media marketing campaign can be indispensable for promoting your film and reaching a wider audience. At Freestyle...

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a cozy movie night at home? Whether you're spending the evening with your significant other, your friends, or flying solo, there's something magical about curling up on the couch and...

As we dive into the cinematic landscape of 2024, the month of January promises an exhilarating lineup of film festivals that should be circled on every filmmaker’s calendar. Get ready to witness groundbreaking independent films at Slamdance, Sundance Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International...

The early submission deadline for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards was August 27th, but there's still time to submit your film! Submit before the regular deadline on September 17th to be considered. Nominations will be announced on Thursday, November 21st. For more information, visit the Spirit...

If you missed the regular deadline on August 26, it's not too late! Slamdance is accepting submissions through October 3rd, and even has an extended deadline through October 10th for an extra fee. All genres are accepted, about any topic from every country around the world. The...

IndieWire By Chris O'Falt 20 BAMcinemaFest Directors on Day Jobs That Pay the Bills BAM directors share how they make ends meet when they aren’t making personal films. This week the team at BAMcinemaFest has given a platform to an incredible collection of innovative films from around the world. But what...

Freestyle's VP of Operations, Bill Vergos, attended the Slamdance 2019 festival as a panelist and discussed new trends in film distribution. You can see the full panel discussion here:   Freestyle Digital Media was also proud to sponsor the event:   Bill Vergos, VP of Operations at Freestyle Digital...

The process of getting your indie film out there and noticed is not like it used to be.  Even in just the last five years the game has completely changed. DVD’s used to be the way to go… it’s not like that anymore.  Now that...

We know, we know… When you’re in the creative flow, the last thing you want to think about is how you’re going to make money.  But, at the end of the day, if you don’t create some buzz and actively promote your film it won’t...

So you've finished shooting your first indie movie? Congratulations! After months of pre-production, shooting, and editing, you're now ready to push your film to the masses. What’s next?. Shopping your film to and working with an independent film distributor can be a challenge if you don’t...