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  • The Mission

Openfilm is changing the world of online video entertainment. Whether it's an animated short, comedy, documentary or other type of film, we are THE source for the highest quality video content on the Web!
Our Focus
The site showcases a fast-growing collection of high quality live-action and animated films displayed in high resolution. Openfilm provides a venue for users to watch premium video content, as well as for filmmakers to exhibit their works, and to enjoy a full-featured, social networking forum between viewers and creators.

  • The Focus

Openfilm is focused on 'user-generated films' – original, high-quality live-action and animated videos with high production values and artistic merit, from shorts and web series to feature-length films. The site is closing the gap created by sites where anyone can upload anything and sites that primarily showcase Hollywood studio productions.

  • Content Selection

The site's community of independent filmmakers is growing very rapidly with some of the most prominent names in the world of web video joining the ranks.

Openfilm welcomes all submissions, but screens each video for technical and production quality. Openfilm’s in-house production staff, which also produces original web shows that appear on the site, processes all approved submissions to ensure high quality playback.

Openfilm already features many of the Internet's highly popular viral videos in high resolution, from award-winning animated shorts to live action videos of different genres and length. The site currently offers over 1,300 original short films of all genres on more than 300 channels featuring independent filmmakers, production studios, film festivals and film schools including Vancouver Film School, Greater Philadelphia Student Film Festival and many others.

Openfilm offers a 50/50 advertising revenue sharing program to all content providers. The website's limited amount of selected content will enable the best producers' works to finally stand out.

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Interact with your favorite content providers using our conference style commenting.

  • User Experience

Openfilm achieves the best user experience by presenting all videos in a large, high-definition player. The site's classification of content as either "video" or "animation" makes it very easy for viewers to find what they're looking for. Users also have the ability to browse content by film genre, such as Action or Video Art.

Attention is also given to details that are often ignored on other video sharing sites: thumbnail control, transcribing full credits from the videos, generating subtitles and translation dubs in English and Spanish, inclusion of production photos and multiple thumbnails, and more.

Here are some of the features and benefits that Openfilm offers to all viewers and content providers:

Correction: Large, High Definition video player displaying resolutions from 640x360 and 700 kbps to full-blown HD at 1280x720 and 1500 kbps.
Prescreening, selection and custom encoding all submissions to preserve the highest possible quality.
Accepts submissions as Internet uploads (up to 2 GB) or as mail-in DVDs. Users can also request a private FTP access to upload their videos on the site.
No limitations on video duration.
Custom-made optional subtitles in English and Spanish.
Large variety of upload file formats, including (.swf) Flash animation.
Transcription of cast & crew information and production photos.
Custom user channel logos and flash banners for shows and channels created by the Openfilm designers.
Conference style commenting for direct communication between users and content providers.
Convenient features of Viewing History and Quicklist.
All standard video sharing features including Favorites and Playlists, star ratings and comments, and many others.

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  • Content Partnerships

Not only is Openfilm in close contact with many emerging filmmakers, we are also focusing much of our attention on the organizations that serve them, particularly film festivals and film schools. By working hand-in-hand with various film festivals, film and art schools, universities and other programs that support and foster creative artists, we are the ideal forum for emerging talent to be discovered by a wider audience.

If you are a representative of a film festival, film school, university or other educational program seeking international exposure for your students' work, Openfilm is your ideal partner Our promotional plans, combined with our structured, well-financed marketing, help to assure success for dedicated content providers.


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