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Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films. Since 1978 the films in our collection have addressed areas of political, social and cultural concern. We work with independent producers from around the world, to help innovative and informative films find their audiences. We release approximately 50 films a year, and now distribute 1500 titles to theatrical, non-theatrical, educational, home entertainment, online and television markets across North America.

Each year we release six to eight top feature documentaries to theatrical audiences. In 2014 this included Chris Markerís LEVEL FIVE and Daniel Schmidís TOSCAíS KISS. So far in 2015 we have released DARK STAR: H.R. GIGERíS WORLD, and coming up in December is DREAMS REWIRED, with narration by Tilda Swinton.

The Icarus Films Home Video collection brings selected titles from our library to DVD, Blu-ray, and online platforms for the consumer market. These include landmark works by internationally recognized artists such as Chantal Akerman, Patricio GuzmŠn, Heddy Honigmann, Chris Marker, Bill Morrison, and Marcel Ophuls.

In October, 2014, we also began distributing on DVD the home video collection of KimStim Films, over 45 animated, documentary, and fiction feature films.

Icarus Films owns two specialized labels focused on healthcare and social services: The Fanlight Collection includes 350 films and DVDs on healthcare, nursing, medicine, mental health, disabilities, death and dying, global health, professional ethics, and aging. A new Fanlight release this fall is SEMICOLON; THE ADVENTURES OF OSTOMY GIRL.

And Program Development Associates distributes 600 multi-media training and educational resources on disability subjects from advocacy, assistive technologies, and autism, to learning and physical disabilities, parenting, caregiving, special education, and staff development.

In 2012 Icarus Films acquired The dGenerate Films Collection, the leading source for contemporary, independent films from mainland China. Its most recent film is THE IRON MINISTRY which had its theatrical premiere at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

We also partnered with Bullfrog Films and created Docuseek2, a new company offering a robust subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service focused on meeting the needs of colleges and universities for online access to exclusive, premium documentary content.

After 37 years in business, Icarus Films is proud to be active in both traditional and new media, and to work with both new talent and old masters. We value meeting the needs of educators, activists and service providers, as well as challenging audiences with original creative works.



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