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Self Distribution Platforms

CreateSpace: www.createspace.com/

CreateSpace, an Amazon company, (linked with WithoutaBox) helps people independently publish & distribute books, music or films in physical or digital formats. CreateSpace provides proof copies, free online publication tools, wide distribution, and industry-leading royalty rates, among other services. Obtain all copyright licenses, provide a source copy (a duplicate of the master is recommended, not the original), and ship via a traceable method such as FedEx or UPS.

Fixed $4.95 charge plus 15% of list price for each eStore sale; $4.95 charge plus 45% of list price for each Amazon sale.

Distribution on Amazon/Amazon Instant, e-Store Product On-Demand

 

Distrify: www.distrify.com/

Distrify turns film sharing into sales and your fans into a community. Distrify provides a market for your film, the ability to embed your trailer on any website, instant transparent accounting for whoever is buying or selling your film, and an easily playable file across all formats.

"Indie" plan sign-up is free, with distribution for 1 movie and a charge of 30% for every sale. Higher plans with monthly fees ($20 to $500) and varying rate.

Distribution on DVD, VOD

 

IndieReign: www.indiereign.com/

IndieReign empowers indie filmmakers to rent and sell their films online. Easy sign up, smooth rental, pro-community, curated material, and all the tools a filmmaker needs to connect with their followers.

100% of the distribution rights stay with the filmmakers. IndieReign takes 30% of each sale to cover costs only when the film is sold.

IndieReign helps with marketing and sales. Access to partner Indiegogo is included. 

Distribution on VOD, Download

 

IndeeScreeners: www.indee.tv

Indee screeners is a secure platform for online digital screeners to promote your film. Instantly send secure HD screeners and promos of your films directly to your contacts. Upload via Dropbox.  

 

Pivotshare: www.pivotshare.com

Pivotshare goes beyond simple video distribution, and helps publishers sell MORE premium video online. Start a Pivotshare Channel, upload your media, and invite others to participate. Grow an expansive library of premium video content and Pivotshare will split the subscription revenue fairly amongst all contributors using our patent-pending Network Publishing algorithm. Filmmakers receive access to Embeddable player, multiple monetization types including rental and purchase, your own web domain, piracy protection and more.

Pivotshare keeps 30% of each sale and distributes on instant streaming rental, downloadable copy for purchase.

 

QUADflix: www.quadflix.com

The physical distribution suite and online platform offers quality indie films only list only the very best indie films available to rent, buy or stream, many of which previously played at the QUAD CINEMA.

Each selected film is listed with a brief synopsis, running time and MPAA rating.  

For a Digital Platform, mail completed form, DVD screener, past reviews, festivals attended, any awards received, and a brief synopsis. The film will then be a part of a 3-year agreement where QUADflix will submit to various streaming services. With premium options, the film can also play at Quad Cinema in New York for a week, get publicity and advertising, find domestic and foreign distribution, and have an Oscar-qualifying run. 

Digital Platform costs 25% of the profits for a handling fee, $500 for encoding and lab costs, and an estimation of $4.50 a minute for closed-captioning costs. National distribution costs vary by city. Oscar Qualifying run costs $9,000. Full package costs $11,000.

Film submitted to various streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, VOD services.  

 

Reelhouse: www.reelhouse.org/

Reelhouse's distribution platform connects viewers and creators directly. 

Reelhouse specializes in the future needs of the digital film consumer by providing a customizable service for filmmakers. Interactive components, creator posts, physical/digital merchandising, extras etc. can all be controlled and bundled in various ways by the film creator / studio / distributor themselves. Such features not only create a more compelling storytelling experience, but also allows the filmmaker to increase the value of both EST and VOD in addition to unlocking new monetization streams. Reelhouse’s viewer community allows for a meaningful discovery network. Create a Reelhouse account, upload a film, set a price, and sell your film on any website using a Reelhouse player. Reelhouse keeps 6% of each sale

Downloadable copies for sale, online viewing for 48 hr. rental.

 

Tugg: www.Tugg.com
Tugg is an on-line platform that uses crowdsourcing principles to engage and find audiences for films. An alternative to traditional film distribution models in the US and Canada. 

 

VHX: www.vhx.tv/

Sell your video online, straight from your own website and directly to your audience. Deliver your film to VHX via Dropbox, native browser uploader or Aspera plugin, or contact VHX if you're unable to submit electronically. Create a site on VHX to promote your film. VHX can also help measure the effectiveness of your marketing.

VHX keeps 10% plus 50 cents per sale

Streaming and download

 

 

Vimeo on Demand: www.vimeo.com/ondemand

Your videos look better on Vimeo. Vimeo PRO claims the highest picture quality so creative professionals can showcase work exactly how they want.Vimeo Pro Account members may upload their film and charge a fee. No aggregator required. Recommended for filmmakers with a preexisting online presence.

Get up to 1,000GB of storage a year (20GB each week) and unlimited HD plays, VIP support, No bandwidth caps or time limits, High Definition video (up to 1080p!) with mobile, tablet, and connected TV compatibility.
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$200/year for Pro Account.

 

 

Youtube Pro: www.youtube.com

With an estimated 450 million unique, monthly visitors worldwide, it’s almost impossible not to consider YouTube for your video-marketing campaign. This type of popularity makes YouTube one of the most visited sites on the web, and certainly the number one video hosting site in terms of traffic. YouTube has the added distinction of being owned by Google, so it probably doesn’t hurt to have video content that’s indexed by the world’s largest search engine. In other words, you’ll likely increase the odds of your video being seen if you host it on YouTube.

You can set up a YouTube account for free, and customize its look and feel to reflect your existing company brand. You can also upload an unlimited number of YouTube videos to your account. These points may be important considerations if you are concerned about budget, flexibility, and ease of use.

YouTube offers a number of advertising opportunities for your business, including display ads, in-video ads, and even promoted videos. You can pay to have your ads or videos appear when people use specific keywords to search for videos. Given the sheer volume of people visiting YouTube on a daily basis, a strategically crafted ad campaign on YouTube can reap excellent results. Check out YouTube’s advertiser’s guide for more information about your advertising options.

 

Check this article on Selling Your Shorts

Comments (1)

Another great self-distribution service, filmbay for indie films

The best options available for indies features and short film distribution I have seen to date are on http://filmbay.com/ where they pay out ad share AND google adsense to filmmakers. Ilse :-)
 

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