WHAT IS CINEMA ON DEMAND? (COD)
Filmmakers get their films in front of audiences without having to pay for a theatre rental. Using an on-line platform, your fans can bring your film to their communities and watch it together in a crowded theatre, often followed by engaging Q&As. All logistics are taken care of, and it costs you and the hosts absolutely nothing.
WHY CINEMA ON DEMAND?
After almost three decades, I have seen a dramatic shift in the documentary world. Today, most indie filmmakers now rely on crowdfunding and private donations. Fundraising and distribution have become as innovative as making the films themselves and the two are intrinsically linked. If you have used any kind of crowdfunding (Kickstarter, Indiegogo, email blasts, etc) your stakeholders have been on the ride with you from the beginning. They have some skin in the game and you have built a substantial audience for the film. These people are your amplifiers! You are utilizing your organic grassroots fan base to help distribute your film.