These film lovers love to look at the films, but they often only wish to be among the elite of Hollywood. A new indie distributor company is making it cheaper and easier to attend an event. film festivalYou can host it online.
NUHO Online Film Festival was created by Keith Mitchell, CEO of New Hollywood Entertainment, and Chris Kanik (Ivy League entrepreneur). Mitchell describes it as “an experiment in online film festival”. “inherent problem with quality independent films making it into the movie theaters.”
“The festival business is a necessary spoke in the wheel of film distribution,” says Kanik. “However when the festival benefits the hosts more than the filmmakers, that’s wrong. We offer filmmakers a friendly site where everybody succeeds.”
The difference between NUHO and other film festivals is the fact that independent filmmakers can profit from profit sharing, be exposed to a worldwide audience and make contact with agents and distributors. This all happens without the need to travel, hotel, or market costs.
“We are offering everything other film festivals offer — where you watch films, stream live events, attend panel discussions and meet other filmmakers — the only thing we can’t provide is a cocktail,” jokes Mitchell.
According to him, the idea was to make NUHO like other film festivals, but different, by keeping it affordable and allowing guests to attend from home.
Participants can either watch any film at $1.99 per film or purchase an all-access pass for 21 films at $14.99. All access passes allow guests to participate in panel discussions with industry professionals about filmmaking, screenwriting, and distribution. NUHO also offers an online lounge where attendees can meet others and an industry tab, where other acquisition and distribution reps can view the content and make deals.
“What we’re doing is probably as crazy as when [Robert] Redford was telling people he wanted to start a film festival in the mountains of Utah,” says Mitchell.
The NUHO’s state of the art technology guarantees that there are no piracy problems.
The online film festival will open with Spike Lee’s keynote speech. It covers all genres of film including documentaries, narrative features, shorts, web series, and web series.
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