Popcornflix adds festival fare to streaming service
DetailsMichelle Clancy | 11 March 2015
Popcornflix has acquired a range of foreign films from Film Movement, a distributor of contemporary independent cinema from around the world.
Film Movement's portfolio includes prize-winners from Cannes, Sundance, Tribeca, Toronto, Venice, Berlin and other prominent film festivals.
The Popcornflix selection includes films from 30 countries and every continent. "We handpicked a diverse collection of films from various countries and cultures. We are very excited to offer these quality films to our audience," said David Fannon, EVP at Popcornflix.
Popcornflix users can now stream Cannes Special Jury Prize winner A Screaming Man, Sundance Jury Prize Winner Manito, and The Way I Spent the End of the World, featuring Dorotheea Petre, winner of Best Actress at Cannes. The new titles include a host of perspectives, ranging from Brazilian dance culture (Only When I Dance), to four Iranian friends grappling with middle age (Men at Work).
"The streaming revolution isn't just about providing greater access to mega box office hits and standard Hollywood fare," said Fannon. "Viewers are also looking for new ways to view outstanding international cinema – wherever and whenever they want to watch. Popcornflix meets that demand, providing free access to intelligent, compelling titles online, on mobile or via gaming consoles, streaming devices and smart TVs."