Since joining Fandor earlier this year as its CEO, veteran film producer Ted Hope has expressed ambitious goals for the subscription streaming service and film community. Today the company announced plans to expand the online service with two new initiatives intended to help filmmakers, audiences and festivals.
The two programs are The Fandor|Festival Alliance (F|FA), which will use Fandor’s existing assets and technology to help film festivals; and FIX, an initiative designed to help filmmakers showcase their existing work on Fandor while engaging with their audiences.
FIX will enable filmmakers to feature both their current work, as well as upcoming projects, through new, dynamic webpages at Fandor.com that facilitate interaction between filmmakers and their audiences.
The Fandor | Festival Alliance will serve as a technical partner, offering solutions to many of the technology challenges shared by film festivals on both a short and long term basis. At launch, Fandor will spotlight dynamic film festival pages for F|FA partners, offer structured membership incentive packages and provide national promotions for partners through advertising and social reach.
Partners to date include: Camden International Film Festival/ME, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival/NC, Global Peace Film Festival/FL, Independent Film Festival Boston/MA, IFP Festival Forum/NY, Lone Star Film Festival/TX, Indie Memphis Film Festival/TN, Nantucket Film Festival/MA, Napa Valley Film Festival/CA, New Orleans Film Festival/LA, Oakcliff Film Festival/TX, San Francisco Jewish Film Festival/CA, San Francisco Silent Film Festival/CA, Santa Fe Film Festival/NM, and with more to come.