Filmmaker Jill Daniels ("The Border Crossing") is carrying out a survey into several crucial aspects of the film industry today such as social networking, distribution (digital, traditional) and marketing.
Here she explains in more detail what her project entails:
"To Film Practitioners and film festival researchers,
I am carrying out research in the wide area of Independent (and Radical) film distribution and marketing. If you have ever made a film I would be grateful if you would take a small amount of your time (no more than 5 minutes) to complete my survey. Its aim is to find out the experiences of independent filmmakers and practitioners in reaching an audience for their films through social media; distributors; galleries, film festivals, conferences etc.
It will form part of a research paper to which aims to see whether there is potential to reach audiences more effectively. I need as many responses as possible to get a full picture of the situation on the ground. All responses to this survey are anonymised and all data fully secured. If you have any questions about the reporting or dissemination of these results, the protection of the data from the survey or the manner in which the research is being conducted please feel free to contact me."
(The survey encompasses practitioners in the EU and US for the moment)
Here is the link for the survey: