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Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

Fandor, On-Demand Movie Service, Launches in Canada

Thanks to their wide availability and extensive catalogs, the VOD model of distribution and exhibition has become the prime source for audience to access content. Leading the field are services like Netflix and HULU Plus, which carry enormous amount of films and TV shows; however, for those who look for the fully “indie” experience Fandor is the best alternative. The service launched in the U.S in March 2011 will now be available for Canadian audiences.


The
Fandor service combines discovery features, expert curation and social
collaboration so audiences can explore the world of independent film and
find cinematic gems they didn’t even know existed. Furthermore, one of the most interesting facts about the company is their particular revenue strategy, which designates
half of its subscription fees to support independent filmmakers, ensuring like this the future creation of new independent content. 

Fandor’s Canadian service

features over
2,200 independent

releases, with
more added every

day, and
includes award-winning

narrative and
documentary

features,
quality shorts and

film festival
favorites from

across the
globe, including:

City of Life and Death directed
by Chuan Lu (courtesy of
Kino

Lorber)—Toronto
International

Film Festival,
2009

Smithereens

directed by
Susan Seidelman

(courtesy of
FilmBuff)— Toronto

International
Film Festival,

1982



Carcasses

directed by
Denis Côté

(courtesy of
Vanguard Cinema) —

Toronto
International Film

Festival, 2009

Local Color


directed by Mark
Rappaport

(courtesy of the
filmmaker)1977

With a monthly or an annual
subscription, Canadian
audiences can stream unlimited
films from an extensive cinema
library that spans nearly 400
genres, directly to their TVs,
computers, mobile devices or
tablets.

“Fandor provides a unique
library of films to people
wherever they are, on whatever
device they prefer for media
consumption,” said Dan Aronson,
co-founder and CEO of Fandor.
“Launching in Canada allows us
to bring our collection of
films to a broader audience
hungry to discover great
content they may not otherwise
find.”

Features of the new service
include:

  • A recommendation engine
    that considers a user’s
    stated tastes and ongoing
    activity to provide
    refined, personalized
    recommendations.
  • The ability to filter films
    by cast, crew and film
    festivals.
  • Access to daily news,
    interviews and multi-media
    features from Fandor’s Keyframe digital
    magazine. Regular
    contributors include
    industry notables B. Ruby
    Rich (

    Film Quarterly

    , UC Santa Cruz, Sight & Sound
    ), Dennis Harvey ( Variety) and
    Michael Atkinson ( Village Voice,

    In These Times

    ).
  • Spotlight, a special
    selection of themed films
    curated by Fandor twice
    monthly.
  • Social sharing via email
    and multiple social
    networks allowing viewers
    to spread buzz about the
    films they love.


About Fandor

Launched in 2011, Fandor is the
leading on-demand movie service
providing access to a curated
global library of high-quality,
smart independent films. By
leveraging online distribution,
technology and social media,
Fandor takes the hard work out
of finding great movies.
Fandor’s subscription-based
service allows audiences to
discover cinema through its
comprehensive library of
thousands of film festival
favorites, world cinema,
award-winning documentaries and
quality shorts. Fandor uses the
latest streaming technology to
allow viewing anywhere, from
home theaters to computers,
mobile devices and tablets. For
more information, visit

www.fandor.com

.

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