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Documentary film distribution and indie feature film distribution with ID Communications

March 2016

My Quiet Revolution , a documentary on the Anglo perspective of growing up in Québec as an Anglo in the midst of  ‘la révolution tranquille’ has been selected by Québec’s official teacher’s portal GRICS, to be included in curriculum accessible to all Teachers Across their network.

2015

Introducing The Land of Amber and City Wild, both from Irish producer Whackala Productions.

We are also pleased to be screened  Cast The First Stone  and The Last Safari both award-winning documentaries and Market Premieres,at the Cannes Film Market.

. Dan Shannon of ID Communications invited to speak for 3rd year on documentary distribution panel at Meet the Docs at EFM 2014 .

 

Jan 10, 2014

Haiti Untold, is part of Official Selection for Toronto Black Film Festival in Feb 2014, we are thrilled to keep this important story in front of appreciative audiences…

September 6, 2013

Haiti Untold, in official selection of Montreal Black Film Festival 20013, and garners  USA and UK sales.  The film will premiere in USA on DirecTV, an network with over 20 million subscribers. Haiti Untold can also be  seen in UK on BSKYB.

 

May 6, 2013

We are pleased to announce Sweet 16, a documentary dealing with Type 1 diabetes and Haiti Untold featuring Sean Penn and others telling the inside story of relief efforts in the country are both in the official selection of the Monaco Charity Film Festival this coming weekend.
We are also presenting Nurses: If Florence Could See Us Now, a breathtaking portrait of the world’s second oldest profession. Caregiving has never been presented like this.

Also you can check out our App for the Cannes Film Market, by scanning the code on right or by clicking to access App stores directly, to access all our Cannes Updates on your phone.

April 29, 2003
After being presented at Palm Beach International Film Festival, we are pleased to announce the screening of Haiti Untold featuring Sean Penn and Sweet 16, exploring  the inside story of Type 1 diabetes at the Cannes Film Market. Please see our Cannes market documentaries for screening times

 

February 2013:

Dan Shannon of ID Communications invited to speak on documentary distribution panel at Meet the Docs at EFM 2013

New release Haiti Untold  featuring exclusive access to Sean Penn in Haiti premieres at Bahamas International Film Festival Dec 2012

  • Haiti Untold, A counter-intuitive investigation of the global response of humanitarian aid in Haiti, featuring Sean Penn, Donna Karan (DKNY), and a host of other individuals and organizations working to effect lasting change in Haiti. See Haiti Untold trailer
  • Sweet 16, part road movie, part youthful introspection Sweet 16 takes us deep into the world of Teens with Type 1 diabetes. Filmed over 5 yrs, this film premiered at Montreal World Film Festival in Aug 2012 See Sweet 16 trailer

 Other 2012 news:

Dan Shannon of ID Communications invited to speak on documentary distribution panel at Meet the Docs at EFM 2012

 ID Communications is an international sales agent for specializing in indie film distribution and marketing We specialize in festival grade international documentaries and indie features for worldwide theatrical, VOD, TV, DVD and digital media channels. Our company attends on average a dozen key film markets and festivals per year, where we are active both in sales as well as looking for new quality films to represent.


Dan Shannon has also been invited to give a masterclass, on the subject of web marketing for film distribution.

In 2011, Mr Shannon published a book this year about internet marketing tactics for film distribution , “The Dotcom Frequency”.  An updated 2013 version will be announced in Q2 2013.

Our special focus is films with a niche. The internet today offers unparalleled access to targetable markets, and we take pleasure in bringing our producers with films that may have a latent market online, to meet their customers.

For more information about the films we represent and the services we offer to our clients both in film distribution and digital marketing, please contact us below.  Feel free to peruse our small but carefully selected film catalogue.

In our experience, many distributors drive forward by watching in the rear-view mirror. Though we are active in TV sales for our customers, we are focused on the fast changing digital landscape, as well as opportunities beyond traditional television sales. 


Film distribution is changing fast, and we are moving faster.  Currently the world of mobile has outstripped the internet in sheer volume of users, and iPad and other tablets are becoming a new outlet.  We have partnered with ID Digital Media to bring film-based content into this new medium, for the development of mobile applications specifically suited to the needs of film marketing.  We think in 2012-2013 film distribution needs a paradigm shift .

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