Alternative Cinema, home to media marketing and distribution studios POPcinema and Camp Motion Pictures, will be the official distributor sponsor of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. A leading distributor of independent genre films, AC will offer a worldwide distribution agreement to the First Place winner in the festivalâ€™s Feature Film competition; the agreement is non-binding upon entrants. Buffalo Dreams will be the only film festival in the Buffalo-Niagara region with a distributor sponsor offering such a distribution deal.
â€śWhat a film festival offers to filmmakers is an audience,â€ť says festival co-director Gregory Lamberson, â€śand this sponsorship from POP enables us to broaden that audience for the winning feature filmmaker. Iâ€™ve had a relationship with the company dating back to 1997, and the people there are the best in the business at marketing specialized genre films. The winning filmmaker isnâ€™t obligated to accept the distribution offer, but itâ€™s a wonderful opportunity.â€ť
Paige Kay Davis, Director of Business Development at POP, attended Buffalo Screams Horror Film Festival â€“ the forerunner of Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival â€“ twice to speak publicly on contemporary film distribution for indie films.
â€śOur collaboration with the Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival furthers our mutual mission to support and bring national attention to exceptional genre films and the people who make them,â€ť says Davis. â€śAlready a showcase for emerging and established independent filmmakers, this yearâ€™s expanded and varied genre programming should cement its status as a key resource for lovers and creators of fantastic cinema. We are delighted to be on board this year as the official distributor sponsors.â€ť
Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival runs for seven days at the Dipson Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, New York from November 8th to 14th. The festivalâ€™s mission statement is to bring the best independent science fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, animation and cult films from around the world to Buffalo, and to shine a spotlight on the finest Western New York filmmakers. Submissions through Without a Box are now open and can be accessed on the festivals website,
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