As from 23 June, video sharing website YouTube will present full length independent films. The aim is to showcase films that have been unable to find distributors.
YouTube has sourced many of the independent movies for its “screening room’ at film festivals. Filmmakers will be able to receive a percentage of profits courtesy of a “buy-now’ button on their presentations.
Meanwhile, in another example of alternative distribution, Sony Film has announced that its forthcoming film Angel of Death will be released first a s a series of eight-minute instalments on the web in 2009. The instalments will eventually be combined into a full length film for DVD or TV release. (Source: Studio Briefing).