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Meet The Funder Webinar: Kino Lorber

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DOC Member Exclusive Meet the Funder Webinar

With the swift rise of digital platforms and a fast-growing appetite for documentary, the right distribution strategy can deliver your film to a larger global audience than ever before.

Founded in 2009, Kino Lorber has quickly become a new leader in delivering top-notch independent and international films. Their recent slate of documentary and hybrid film includes the internationally acclaimed Jafar Panahi’s Taxi, Hooligan Sparrow and Canadian films How to Change The World and The Messenger.

As an NYC-based distributor with an international reputation for thought-provoking, culturally relevant content, Kino Lorber taps into the multiplying markets of theatrical, digital, home media, and educational distribution. With a library of more than 1,400 titles, Kino Lorber, Inc. releases over 25 films per year theatrically, including five Academy Award®-nominated films in the last 7 years. Their digital distribution division takes films to all major online platforms, including iTunes, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Vimeo, Fandor, and others.

Join Sr. VP Theatrical/Nontheatrical Distribution & Acquisitions Wendy Lidell for this timely webinar on what Kino Lorber is looking for, what they have to offer and how to work with them.

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Wendy Lidell, Vice President, Operations, FACTOR

Wendy Lidell is Sr. VP, Theatrical/Nontheatrical Distribution & Acquisition at Kino Lorber Inc., a leader in independent art house distribution for over 30 years with a library of more than 1400 titles. Prior to joining Kino Lorber this year, Lidell was President of International Film Circuit, a company she founded in 1987. During its first decade, InFC earned a reputation for excellence, winning acclaim for its introduction into the US market of previously unknown filmmakers such as Raul Ruiz, Alexander Sokurov and Hou Hsiao-hsien. At Kino Lorber, Lidell is overseeing the release of many documentaries including Fire at Sea, Tower, Keep Quiet, Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil.


Lisa Valencia-Svensson

Lisa is an award-winning documentary film producer based in Toronto. Her first feature length documentary Herman’s House won an Emmy for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was broadcast on the prestigious PBS documentary series POV. She has associate produced several films, including Emmy-nominated The World Before Her, which have broadcast internationally, and which have screened and won awards at festivals including TIFF, Tribeca, and Hot Docs.

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