Icarus Films is a leading distributor of documentary films. Since 1978 the films in our collection have addressed key 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 2012 this included THE LOVING STORY by Nancy Burski and A MAN VANISHES by the late Japanese auteur SHOHEI IMAMURA. Coming up in 2013 is Tinatinís Gurchianiís Sundance award-winner THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR.
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.
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.
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.