New Indie Film Online-Streaming Service FANDOR
Fandor is a new online movie service focused on independent and international films that launched last week, according to The Wrap. Calling itself, a “curated” service, Fandor says its film selection is a mix of “film festival favorites, award-winning documentaries and short films such as ‘Happy Together,’ ‘Old Joy,’ ‘Carcasses,’ ‘Funny Games,’ ‘Searchers 2.0,’ ‘Black Gold’ and ‘Cairo Station.'”
Members pay $10 per month to gain unlimited access to and streaming of Fandor’s full catalog. Fandor will also provide an online movie channel. Facebook members can access Fandor through their Facebook accounts and will be allowed to watch one movie free of charge. They can also share Fandor movie clips on their Facebook pages.
According to founder and VP content development and acquisitions Jonathan Marlow, 80% of Fandor’s films are not available on Netflix, so Fandor is meant to be a complement to Netflix rather than a replacement for it.
With a wide variety of genres and some quirky category choices, the hope is that Fandor will recreate the experience of a film festival while allowing subscribers to discover what types of movies they love.
Would you be willing to spend $10 a month to stream indies?