Sundance Institute has revealed the latest batch of 11 films available through digital platforms and storefronts via the Institute’s Artist Services programme. Separately, Vimeo On Demand has announced the first 13 on-demand titles it acquired in Toronto.
Artist Services platforms include iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Microsoft Xbox, Sony Entertainment Network, SundanceNOW, VUDU and YouTube.
Titles include Dear Mandela, Happy Sad, The Light In Her Eyes and Reporter.
Vimeo On Demand
Four months after Vimeo On Demand announced it would offer $10,000 advances for 30-day exclusive digital windows on world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), the on-demand service has unveiled the first 13 titles.
The TIFF films premiering on Vimeo On Demand in 2014 are:
- Asphalt Watches
- Empire Of Dirt
- Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo)
- People In Places (Gente En Sitios)
- Ladder To Damascus
- Little Feet
- Palestine Stereo
- Standing Aside Watching
- The Animal Project
- This Is Sanlitun
- A Journey (Une Jeune Fille)
- Wild Duck.
The films will become available between now and May starting with Little Feet.
Viewers will be able to access the films by purchasing them directly from Vimeo On Demand or from the embed Vimeo player wherever the trailer is hosted.
Once purchased, viewers can watch the film immediately or anytime within the specified viewing period on their desktop or any smartphone, TV, and other connected devices with the Vimeo app.
Last September Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor told ScreenDaily that once the on-demand service had recouped its initial $10,000 investment or the 30-day exclusive window had expired, the platform will split revenues 90/10 in favour of the film-maker, less transaction costs.
Vimeo also obtains the right to keep the film on its catalogue of 5,000-plus titles for two years.