Ways to Market and Distribute Your Independent Film
One of the many ways to distribute your film is to get it into an independent theatre. In order to do so, you will have to do some research work. First, find out more on the types of films each theatre shows. Check out their titles and the types of budgets these films have. It will give you a much better idea to see if your film has a chance to be shown here.
Make a list of what theatres are in your area, most of these will be much smaller than the large cinemas we are used to. Contact them and ask questions on what their submission guidelines are. Do they only take films via a distributor? Will they take films from an independent filmmaker themselves? Do you need to fill out an application form of some kind?
It would help if you have been to a festival and had your film shown here. It gives you credibility and a portfolio to show theatre