I have an animated property that I'm trying to sell. I made a 12-minute demo that was written and performed by some of the writers/performers from "Mystery Science Theater 3000." I produced and directed the cartoon.
It's good, and people in the business like it, but I'm just not a salesman. Can I ask you if you have any ideas as to how I could find a home for it?
There's not a huge direct market for short films. There are pay-per-click film sites like Moviola that show your film on the Internet; you get a small payment every time someone watches, unlike on Youtube where all you get is notoriety.
There are also short film distributors that sell shorts internationally. Ouat Media is good. Flow Distribution (associated with the CFC) might be good if you're Canadian. The Omni Media website seems a bit dated. I've also heard of Big Film Shorts and Apollo Cinema.
They'll take a big whack of any payments, but they might get your film out there, and you might get a bit of money for it.
If what you're looking for is to sell a TV show or feature based on your short film, well then, you simply need an agent or manager who deals with animators, e.g. Metropolis.
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