International Doc Association and Distribber Partner for Quarterly Grant
The grant is meant to help four filmmakers distribute their content on major platforms.
IDA and Distribber will launch a quarterly grant that will be handed out to four filmmakers a year, allowing them to directly distribute on major content platforms — like iTunes and Netflix — while retaining 100 percent of their rights and revenue.
Distribber, a GoDigital, Inc. operation, is a digital distribution resource for filmmakers that acts as a leading aggregator for Netflix and other digital platforms.
The first project to be awarded the grant is Oscar-nominated director Josh Fox’s How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change, which screened at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The movie is set to air June 27 on HBO, after a 100-city screening tour, a Los Angeles premiere and a climate-change panel discussion that will include Shailene Woodley, Ed Begley, Jr. and Frances Fisher.
The grant program will be open to any film receiving financial sponsorship from the IDA, Pare Lorentz grant recipients or films nominated for the IDA Annual Documentary Awards.
“We have been fortunate enough both as filmmakers and as technologists to have vast experience in the distribution world and we believe in supporting outstanding filmmakers like Josh Fox," Distribber CEO Nick Soares said in a statement. "We are honored to be working with IDA on this effort."