Popcornflix Secures Foreign Indie Movie Rights10 Mar, 2015 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Popcornflix, the ad-supported streaming service from Screen Media Ventures, March 10 announced it has secured streaming rights to foreign films from Film Movement, a distributor of independent cinema from around the world, including prize winners from Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto, Venice, Berlin and other film festivals.
Popcornflix users can now stream Cannes Special Jury Prize winner, A Screaming Man, Sundance Jury Prize Winner Manito, and The Way I Spent the End of the World, featuring Dorotheea Petre, winner of Best Actress at Cannes. The new titles include a host of perspectives, ranging from Brazilian dance culture (Only When I Dance), to four middle-aged Iranian friends comedically grappling with middle age (Men at Work).
“The streaming revolution isn’t just about providing greater access to mega box office hits and standard Hollywood fare,” David Fannon, EVP at Popcornflix, said in a statement. “Viewers are also looking for new ways to view outstanding international cinema – wherever and whenever they want to watch. Popcornflix meets that demand, providing free access to intelligent, compelling titles online, on mobile or via gaming consoles, streaming devices and Smart TVs.”