Marga Varea

Outreach and Distribution Strategies for Documentary Films & Film Festivals

I design and implement impact campaigns for documentary films and film festivals. I work with films that bring about change and question the status quo, denounce injustice and illuminate some of the most important issues of our times. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, I have had the pleasure to work with many amazing media makers and I understand the challenges of the ever evolving field of distribution.


Whether planning your film release, crafting a niche film festival circuit, achieving educational impact, generating public discussion or engaging the public, my campaigns focus on exposing your film to a wide range of audiences locally or/and nationwide and maximizing impact through a creative approach. I specialize in campaign design & implementation, educational screening tours, theatrical and semi-theatrical screening tours, film festival circuit, strategic partnerships, social media assetts and management, website content audit, and digital strategy.


I was an integral part of the impact campaign and distribution for the TRACES OF THE TRADE (2008), an official Sundance selection, securing partnerships and hundreds of events nationwide and internationally in coordination with a four-year broadcast agreement with POV. Other films I have led campaigns for include:  PBS documentaries REBEL (2014) and 1913 SEEDS OF CONFLICT (2015), I KNOW A MAN...ASHLEY BRYAN (2016), J. FRED WOELL: AN AMERICAN VISION (2017), HEALTH UNDOCUMENTED (2018) and LOBSTER WAR (2018). I have worked for a variety of film festivals in a variety of programmatic, media and outreach roles including Cortogenia, Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF), The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital (DCEFF) on Tour Boston 2016 and 2017, and DOUBLE EXPOSURE Investigative Film Festival and Symposium 2016 through 2018.


"...Marga has been an incredibly solid, reliable, thorough, conscientious, diplomatic, caring and savvy partner for five years now as she maneuvers a whole host of complex dynamics with our very public oriented work... She is also a great writer..."


Katrina Browne, Director of Traces of the Trade 

(PBS/POV, Emmy nominated, Sundance Official Selection)

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Creative Outreach & Distribution Campaigns

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