FlixFling Bows Indie Channel14 Sep, 2011 By: Billy Gil
Streaming site FlixFling is starting a channel for independent filmmakers called IndieFling.
The cool thing about IndieFling is that it will be open to ANY film longer than 60 minutes — yes, that means you can submit that live-action role-playing “Lord of the Rings” epic you filmed in your backyard. Once approved, the films will be available to rent or purchase for a one-year period, with proceeds shared with the filmmaker.
FlixFling plans to promote the indie channel to its community. It does not plan to accept short films.
“We're excited to support the independent film community with IndieFling,” says FlixFling CEO, Thomas Ashley. “As it becomes more difficult to independently distribute a film, it's great to provide a venue for filmmakers to showcase their work.”
To submit, filmmakers should send a physical copy of the film and a completed packet (available at blog.flixfling.com) to FlixFling, which will charge a small fee to cover the cost of reviewing and uploading the film and its data. There are no judgments made by FlixFling on the film itself; it just has to follow certain guidelines set on the site.