International markets for film tv and dvd sales can be a
bit daunting, if you have never been to one of the major trade shows.
AFM each year in Santa Monica California is an annual stop in
November. Berlin in January. If you are selling a
documentary you might also checkout Realscreen in Washington in
January. January brings alos NATPE in Las Vegas, which is more
for american fare, but attracts alot of central and south american
players for geographic reasons. The rise of the Sundance Film
Festival also in January has brought yet anothe r window.
Then MIPTV in March-April, Hotdocs in April-May, Cannes Market in May, the list goes on.
Choosing which market is bestsuited for your film or project is
critical for getting the right kind of attention. Choosing your
timing is equally important. Take a look the fim industry release
calendars for Film and DVD, this can be a great help in working the
overall market timing to your advantage. Knowing what the
competitive landscape looks like for your project is key to your