16.4.2019 at the Documentary Convention in Leipzig (Germany)
Tackling Documentary Distribution: case studies of theatrical distribution of Arab feature documentaries.
Documentary distribution in general in challenging, with very few examples of Arab region documentaries that are distributed either outside or in the region itself. Highlighting cases that successfully gained exposure and circulation as well as potential alternative or specific strategies, this panel will coer a variety of topics: realistic expectations and turnouts, successes and disappointments, how to tackle the actual problem of ‘non-distribution’ from, and inside, the region.
Panelits: Mélanie Simon-Franza (Just Doc, France), Ahmed Sobky (Zawya Distribution, Egypt), and Irit Neidhardt (mec film, Germany); Moderator: Jad Abi Khalil.
(Within the module: Distribution, Circulation & Sales)