The Institute's Artists Services program allows fellows exclusive opportunities for creative online self-distribution and marketing. The list of 10 films below are among the first to take advantage of this aspect of the program, which works in tandem with the recent influx of online distribution models, and web-based companies increasingly providing digital platforms for films seeking alternative releasing.
The films now available are:
Blessing (Director and screenwriter: Paul Zeher) — Randi’s life on her family's farm is brightened by an oversized satellite dish, rock 'n' rail and her passion to go to the ocean. Standing in the way are her jealous mother, her overworked father and her quirky and lovable 10-year-old brother. Randi is caught between her own desires and her family's expectations. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (1994 Sundance Film Festival)
Brother to Brother (Director and screenwriter: Rodney Evans) — A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter. Starring Anthony Mackie. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, SundanceNOW, Sony Entertainment Network, VUDU, YouTube. (2004 Sundance Film Festival)
Children Underground (Director: Edet Belzberg) — Venture below the streets of Bucharest, Romania, to meet a "family" of orphaned, abandoned or runaway children living in a subway station. iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU, YouTube. (1997 Sundance Documentary Film Grant, 2001 Sundance Film Festival)