MOTION PICTURE SALES REPRESENTATION
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Karbonshark considers films that meet the following criteria:
Feature length films and documentary films. Runtime of 55 minutes or more (80 to 90 minutes is typically the sweet spot). Documentaries that integrate some fictional elements or create genre hybrids can be considered (we love animation). Please do not submit docudramas, reenactments, promotional, or performance pieces. When in doubt, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include a phone number where we can reach you.
Films that have not been broadcast or streamed domestically or internationally. Our distributors expect to provide the U.S. premiere of the film. Karbonshark will, however, consider a film when it is of special merit and has had only limited television/streaming exposure (such as broadcast on local public TV stations or on cable systems with limited geographical reach). If a film has been broadcast/streamed in countries outside of the U.S., it is still eligible. When releasing a film, our distributors do take its digital distribution and accompanying exposure/press prior to release into consideration.
Films by independent filmmakers. Films produced by filmmakers in association with a network, studio, production company or organization are acceptable if editorial control was entirely in the hands of the filmmaker. Instructional films, films made for a client, and sponsored films are not eligible.
Karbonshark welcomes submissions by both domestic and international filmmakers. If your film has not been previously broadcast or streamed in the U.S., and meets all other eligibility requirements, you may submit your film to us. If your film is not in English, you must submit a version with English subtitles.
Works released within the past five years. Karbonshark will consider exceptional works completed before this date only if they have achieved significant recognition through festivals, awards or reviews. Eligibility of films released prior to the five-year cut-off date is solely at the discretion of Karbonshark.
Films that are complete or near completion. Karbonshark considers completed films or fine cuts for standard acquisition. Samples, assemblies or excerpts usually cannot be considered for distribution.
Works not previously submitted to Karbonshark. If a film has been previously submitted to Karbonshark in non-final form (rough cut), the film can be submitted again if it is finished and/or the treatment has changed significantly since the previous submission.
Required deliverables include but are not limited to E&O insurance, HD masters, trailer, artwork, and closed captions.