June 25, 2016: Distribution Workshop with Li Lu

2:30pm to 4:30pm | Saturday, June 25, 2016 at MATCH: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

Film Distribution Workshop with Li Lu

In this workshop, learn how to navigate the complicated world of film distribution. Find out who does what, from agents to aggregators and what type of deal is the best fit for your film. Learn about self-distribution options, how to recognize a bad deal and how to keep more of your profits.

Li Lu is an award-winning director, writer and producer of narrative and documentary features, commercials, music videos and shorts. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times, IndieWIRE, Bitch magazine and Flavorwire. She is an alumna of the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television and lives in Los Angeles.

Join SWAMP that evening for a screening of Li Lu's debut feature There Is a New World Somewhere for a hometown screening at the MATCH (purchase tickets). Come experience an award winning film that critics call "indie, off-the-beaten path, and mesmerizing" and "cinema, by and about women, that strives to capture a new look on the American South." Filmmaker Q&A to follow.

General Tuition is $75 | Member Tuition is $60

Registration is limited to ensure adequate attention towards each student.

A coupon code must be entered to receive the member rate. Current Members will receive an email containing this code or they may email: cybil (at) swamp.org or anna (at) swamp.org to check the status of his/her membership, renew if need be and then receive the code.

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About Li Lu

Li Lu is an award-winning filmmaker residing in Los Angeles, CA. She was born in Suzhou, China, and her family moved to the United States when she was five. Daughter of two physicists, Li discovered her passion in visual mediums - first through photography, then ultimately into filmmaking. Raised on all three coasts and graduating high school in Sugar Land, TX, Li received her BA from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, graduating cum laude.

Her short films “Autumn” and “Before the Flood” have played festivals around the world such as New York’s Anthology Film Archives, Hong Kong Film Festival, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and others. Her music videos have been shown on Nickelodeon, MTV Asia, and many have surpassed 1 million views online.

There Is a New World Somewhere” is her debut feature film, and recently won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature Film at the Boonies International Film Festival. It has also won the Special Jury Award for Best First Feature at the Las Vegas Film Festival and LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. Her teleplay "Razorhurst," about the seedy underbelly of street gangs in 1920s Sydney, Australia, won the Skyway Film Festival's Grand Jury Award for Best Teleplay and Pitch. Her work has been profiled in the New York Times, IndieWIRE, Bitch Magazine, and Flavorwire.

Besides film, Li creates video/installation art. Her latest video piece is currently on tour with musician Benoit Pioulard. 

MATCH: Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston

MATCH is located at 3400 Main Street, Houston TX 77002

The mission of the MATCH is to provide a home for a broad spectrum of Houston’s arts organizations, and create an accessible destination that will bring Houstonians together to enjoy art and enliven a neighborhood.