How to Submit a Film
Each film that is submitted goes through a submission review process and an acceptance process. In the submission review process, we review your film from your DVD or an online screener.
Once we have received and screened your film, we will contact you. If your film is accepted or we've contacted you for acquisitions, please refer to Acceptance Process below.
To qualify for IndieFlix, films need to have screened at a film festival, however, we do occasionally make exceptions.
The film submission is a two part process:
Filmmakers DO have options. You CAN be an independent success
IndieFlix is a “filmmakers first” online marketplace and distribution company created to empower filmmakers (both as artists and as entrepreneurs) and to make film festival selected works from around the world available to a broad multi-platform audience.
IndieFlix is not the typical distribution company, so please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Even if your film becomes available on IndieFlix, or third party platforms, it doesn't mean you will automatically start making money. Getting your film onto these platforms is just the first step. You have to help drive traffic and get people to watch your film. This is why building an audience is so important. Download our marketing packet to help you market your film.
With IndieFlix, filmmakers are not locked in and are always free to explore other outlets. You may also choose to opt out of any of the third party platform consideration.
The Money Part
Filmmakers with films on IndieFlix.com will share the royalty pool based on minutes viewed of their film by paying subscribers.
Filmmakers with films on third party sites such as Hulu and iTunes will receive 70% of the net revenue received.
Available Revenue Sources
Online Streaming on IndieFlix.com: We offer both a monthly and annual streaming membership that grant unlimited access to all movies on IndieFlix.
Xbox 360 and Roku: IndieFlix has apps on Xbox 360 and Roku so members have access to IndieFlix films on multiple platforms.
Third-Party Distribution: Revenue and associated costs vary for each distribution outlet. To find out more, please email email@example.com for more details.
As advancements in technology continue to close the gap between the internet and television, IndieFilx stays up to speed – ensuring that our filmmakers benefit in the most meaningful ways.
We also make some of our titles available on key online delivery platforms such as Hulu and iTunes thereby offering filmmakers more revenue opportunities at the a 70/30 split. (70% to filmmakers)
IndieFlix subscription and streaming royalties are paid out on a quarterly basis. However third-party royalties may be paid out separately since typically those parties take longer to pay us. You may choose the method of payment – either by PayPal account or check – and expect it to arrive 90 business days after the quarter ends. Please note, your filmmaker backend accounting currently only tracks sales from IndieFlix.com.
About The Marketing
Once your film is officially listed as an IndieFlix, we help with the marketing component. All available digital assets are utilized such as preview scene clips, trailers, stills and reviews as well as other communication methods like blogging, facebooking and tweeting.
Other Ways We Can Help
IndieFlix can customize the distribution of your film by delivery method and territory. For instance if you would like to distribute your film only in digital format, and only to Canada and Portugal, it’s no problem.
Furthermore, if there is a site where you would like to sell your film but it does not accept content from individual filmmakers, please let us know. We can check them out and possibly deliver your film for you.
Third-Party Platforms (limited selection only)
For select titles, IndieFlix distributes to a growing network of digital platforms that currently reach millions of viewers worldwide. These third-party platforms include iTunes, Cable VOD providers, and Hulu.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like your title to be considered for third-party submission. The platforms we work with have term lengths, deliverable requirements, and different royalty splits and payment deadlines. Each of the platforms has a limited number of films they accept each month, and they have the right to decline any film submission.