Streaming Sites Honored31 Jul, 2002 By: Hive News
Internet Video Magazine (internetvideomag.com) has rated iFilm (iFilm.com) and AtomFilms (atomfilms.com) No.1 and 2 of the top 10 Web sites that provide free access to short films, animations and movies.
Both sites include a range of award -winning content – including covering a wide range of subject areas and formats, Internet Video gave the nod to iFilm. iFilm also has greater variety, more films overall, and the staff “just loves” the Viral Videos section. Not only do they have thousands of movie trailers and clips, they have a special section that plays back the first eight minutes of selected recent videos.
iFilm targets the independent filmmaking community, and AtomFilms targets more of the animation community. In fact, AtomFilms' sister site, ShockWave.com, provides a choice of animated games and authoring programs that can be downloaded. If you like videos and movies a bit edgier and stranger, then definitely check out AtomFilms, Internet Video recommends.
"There are hundreds of Web sites that provide streaming and downloadable movies and short films. It wasn't easy to choose our favorite top 10," said Mark Shapiro, managing editor at the magazine. "We made our selections based upon free access to the content, Web site design, site attitude, and overall number and diversity of films, animations and movies."
The remainder of the top 10 Web sites for short videos and films are (in alphabetical order):
- 120 Seconds -- www.120seconds.com
- BritShorts -- www.britshorts.com
- FilmWatcher -- www.filmwatcher.com
- The Guerilla Filmmakers -- www.GuerillaFilmmakers.com
- Plug In Cinema -- www.plugincinema.com
- StudentFilms.com -- www.studentfilms.com
- The Sync -- www.thesync.com
- UndergroundFilm -- www.undergroundfilm.com