Through reviews, interviews, podcasts, news, special features and comprehensive coverage from film festivals around the world to theatrical, digital and home video releases, IFSN has a combined reach of over 7 million visitors per month. With a dedicated audience through each site as well as their respective social media channels, IFSN offers premium partnership opportunities for distributors and filmmakers, with affordable packages that connect with the core of the independent film community. With this collaboration, each medium maintains its editorial independence and readers get a more favorable advertising experience that highlights films they will love through a curated approach in partnership with distributors. After launch, the network plans to expand into hosted screenings to directly connect their readership with exceptional cinema.
The IFSN team consists of founders Jordan Raup, editor and co-founder of The movie scene; Eric Lavallée, editor and founder of IONCINEMA.com; and director of sales Matt Delman, founder and principal of the digital marketing agency 3rd impression and an editor on Hammer to nail.
“In the evolving landscape of filmmaking and film criticism, the very definition of ‘independent’ is shifting, and it’s our mission to work with sites and distributors that still maintain a singular focus on the best in cinema,” said Raup. “With the Indie Film Site Network, we are excited to offer a destination for distributors and filmmakers where they know they will truly reach the most passionate fans of independent films.”
“I have long admired the contributions of our media partners and their commitment to championing ambitious filmmaking. We look forward to collaborating on new projects aimed at both already dedicated audiences as well as the next generation of cinematographers,” Lavallée said.
As part of an initial phase, IFSN has already partnered with top distributors on successful ad campaigns for Oscar nominees (“The Tragedy of Macbeth“), recognized foreign cinema (“Neptune Frost“”Wheel of fortune and imagination“”Go on the road“”Great Freedom,” “In front of your face,” “Martin Eden“), celebrated documentaries (“Free Chol Soo Lee“”The mole agent“”Boys state“”Feel good man“), and indie hits (“Shiva baby,” “Dinner In America,” “Possessor”).