Festivals Online FAQ
Online Audience Award info page
Film Festivals Made Global by IndieFlix
To show support for film festivals around the world, IndieFlix offers an online audience award platform, completely free for festivals and audiences to use.
How It Works
How do I watch the films and vote for my favorite?
In order to watch the films and vote, you must first log in and create an account with IndieFlix. Viewing the films and voting for them is always free.
What system requirements do I need to play the films?
How do I log in?
To log in, you must click on the "Register to Watch and Vote" button located above the film stills on the main page. You may also log in on the film page. If you still aren't logged in, when you try to play the film you will be prompted to do so before viewing.
Why do you ask me for my personal information?
When you create an account, you will also be asked for some demographic information - where you live, your age range and sex. We share this with the filmmakers to help them identify their audiences and build marketing campaigns. You have the option to opt-out of this or not specify, but your participation is invaluable to the filmmakers. We do not share that information with anyone else.
Why do you need my email address?
IndieFlix never shares your email address with the festival, participating filmmakers or any outside companies or organizations. We retain it so that we can share indie movies with you and also to let you know about other festival competitions we work with that you may be interested in. You can opt out any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure to type "REMOVE" in the subject line.
Do I have to pay to watch the festival films?
Never! IndieFlix offers the Go Global program free for everyone to use. This is part of our mission statement - to connect audiences with their filmmakers.
Can I download the films onto my computer to watch later?
No. IndieFlix streams the films through a completely secure platform so you cannot save them for later. However, you can log in to your account as many times as you'd like during the online competition and watch the films again or pick up where you left off.
How do I vote for my favorite film?
There is a rating system on the film page that you can use to vote for your favorite film. Click on the number of stars you want to rate the film.
What if I make a mistake on my vote?
You will be prompted to validate your vote after you first click on the star rating. If you still made a mistake, you can email email@example.com to reset your vote.
How do you decide which film wins?
We use an internal counting process at IndieFlix, where we determine the average number of stars per views.
Can I leave a comment on the films that I watch?
Absolutely. We encourage audiences to interact with the films on their pages and say what they think. IndieFlix reviews all comments before they go live to the board. Profanity, spam and other inappropriate use will flag your comment and it will not be allowed on the site.
Can I vote for a film more than once?
No. We only allow one vote per film per user.
How are the films chosen?
The festival programmers choose the films from their submissions. They are often festival lineup contenders or category runners-up. Most festivals operate on a tight budget when it comes to time and budget constraints and limit the number of films they can show in a category. With the Go Global program, festivals can still acknowledge these films and offer them an award, as well as help them promote their work, reach a global audience and prepare them for distribution.
What do the winning films win?
This can vary with each festival, but most films are acknowledged the Online Audience Award Winner at the festival. They may also receive cash prizes, a screening at the festival or verbal acknowledgement. All winning films are offered distribution with IndieFlix.com.
Do the filmmakers have to sign up their film with IndieFlix to participate?
No! Filmmakers do not have to distribute their film with IndieFlix to participate in Go Global. We encourage them to explore the options we can provide, but no filmmaker is locked in to any contract or under any obligation to IndieFlix.com.