Anyone who knows me knows I love Netflix and all the possibilities it offers for us viewers to watch an extensive catalog of hits and classics filmes online, but where it sure is lackluster, in comes the gem of streaming: Indieflix. Folks at Indieflix were kind enough to send me a 3 months subscription so I can try the service, and I am disclosing it so you know, but that did not affect my opinions at all. What do I have to say about it? It´s not for everybody, that´s for sure, but for those who like indie films, documentaries and shorts, it´s soon going to be one of the sites where you spend most of your online spare time as it allows you to check out several films that you wouldn´t otherwise even be able of finding.
Good thing about it is that it has films by festivals or awards, including Sundance Films, Slamdance Films and SXSW Films.
Another thing is that they do a share revenue model with the filmmakers, so for each minute you watch, some money goes to the filmmakers pockets, and what´s also interesting is that you can submit your films if you are a filmmaker and showcase your reels.
Another thing of interest is the queue list, where you can browse the catalog and select the show you want to watch and save them for later, something you cannot do on Netflix.
Among the notable films, there´s a documentary called FINDING KIND, a peer to peer documentary about girl bullying, will be available beginning May 10. It began as an idea for a documentary about girl-against-girl bullying, ultimately became Kind Campaign, an internationally recognized movement, documentary, and school assembly program based on the powerful belief in KINDness that brings awareness and healing to the negative and lasting effects of girl-against-girl “crime.”
So, all in all, it´s a great place to give it a shot and try out some of its catalog. As I said, it´s not for everyone, but for those who like it, you´ll love it.
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