January 20, 2014 · IGG

Indiegogo’s New Film Distribution Program

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Today we’re launching our Film Fulfillment Program, which will provide Indiegogo campaigners streamlined access to free or discounted rates on film distribution and fulfillment services with our program partners, VHX and Yekra. (Links to register are at the end of this post!)

Through this new program, filmmakers running crowdfunding campaigns can now rely on Indiegogo to help facilitate a connection to an industry-leading distribution partner and complete the last critical stage in releasing and promoting their films. This program is also available to films that have already completed funding on Indiegogo.

How do these services work?

VHX and Yekra offer robust digital distribution platforms that allow filmmakers to distribute their content directly to consumers all over the world, via HD streaming or download. Both services provide marketing and analytics tools to grow a fan base utilizing social media and SEO, as well as providing safe and easy ways to transact payments online.

Here are some unique features each service provides that may help you decide which service may be a better fit for your particular project:

VHX YEKRA
  • Supports a broad range of content, including documentaries, live concert footage, stand-up comedy specials, lectures, and Web series. All downloads are DRM-free.
  • A Custom Website Design Engine to help you build a branded website where you can effectively promote, sell, and distribute your film.
  • Platform provides full control of pricing, packaging and content.
  • No up-front costs, exclusivity or term lengths. Fees are transaction based.
  • Everything that used to be sold on DVD can be sold on VHX.

 

 

 

  • Geared for rights holders of content, providing an end-to-end solution for filmmakers, including DRM enablement.
  • Cross-platform film player embeddable anywhere on the Web, across all devices.
  • Provides geo-blocking, local pricing, email marketing, and content presentation controls.
  • Payments can be transacted in multiple languages & currencies; gifting of content also available.
  • Provides DVD authoring and manufacturing.
  • Hosts a community of content subscribers, promoters and distributors, including the Affiliate Connect Program, which is a network of content resellers.

 

These are the special offers that each service is providing Indiegogo crowdfunders:

VHX Offering YEKRA Offering
Distribution Services for streaming, download-to-own and DVD:

  • VHX will be offering free fulfillment for any campaigners using VHX for fulfillment of digital downloads. (Standard transaction fees of 15% plus $0.50 per transaction will be waived.)

 

Additional Services:

  • Campaigners have the option to continue using VHX at the standard rates for future sales outside of campaign fulfillment

 

Distribution Services for streaming, download-to-own and DVD:

  • Free setup (Normally $1000)
  • Free annual hosting (Normally $500)
  • Free insertion into AffiliateConnect
  • Free fulfillment for DTO (download to own) and streaming for Indiegogo contributors only. (20% per transaction fees will be waived.)

Additional Services:

  • Campaigners have the option to continue using Yekra at standard rates for future sales outside of campaign fulfillment
  • 10% off all DVD authoring and manufacturing services

 

And finally, here’s how to sign-up for these services:

VHX Activation Process YEKRA Activation Process
  • Vist the VHX Indiegogo landing page and complete the application form,
  • You will be asked to include your Indiegogo Campaign URL
  • VHX will send follow-up instructions to complete the process.
  • Questions?  Email contact@vhx.tv
  • Vist the Yekra Indiegogo landing page and complete the application form
  • Under the Referred By section, please enter “Indiegogo” to receive the discounted rates
  • You will be asked to include your Indiegogo Campaign URL

 

If you haven’t created your crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo yet, start one now.

We’re excited to see the results of this new program! Please let us know what you think using the comments field below.