11.02.2013 - Clare Binns, Sam Klebanov, Hengameh Panahi, moderated by Ben Gibson
A skilled distributor recognizes a film's quality and appeal, bringing festival gems to general audiences, and has the power to broaden the film‘s reach. Seasoned distributors Hengameh Panahi, Clare Binns and Sam Klebanov share their insights into the multifaceted world of film distribution. The session encourages filmmakers and producers to consider their audience and marketing strategy as early as possible in the film producing process.
Ben Gibson is the Director of the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). He was previously Director of Degree Programmes at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Visiting Professor at Goldsmiths, University of London. From 2001 to 2014, he was Director of the London Film School. He is a former independent producer and was Head of Production at the British Film Institute from 1988 to 1998. He has produced films by Terence Davies, Derek Jarman and others. Before that he was a distributor, exhibitor, theatre director, film critic and journalist.