You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Amazon Video Direct Takes Film Festival Stars Program To Tribeca Film Festival

Deadline logo Deadline 4/14/2017 David Lieberman
© Provided by Deadline

Amazon has a deal for Tribeca Film Festival official sections. If they give the e-retailer exclusive subscription VOD rights on its Amazon Video Direct platform, then it will pay them as much as $100,000 in addition to royalties. (Full terms here.)

This is part of AVD’s Film Festival Stars program, designed to help independent filmmakers.

For shorts, Amazon will offer a bonus of $10,000 apiece for the five titles with the best customer engagement metrics between October 1 and December 31. In addition, they’ll receive 15 cents per hour viewed in the U.S., and 6 cents for each hour viewed elsewhere.

Featured film rights holders can take advantage of what Amazon calls “a new way …to reach a highly engaged audience through Prime Video and earn revenue based on how much customers watch the title.”

They’ll receive what the company describes as “a one-time, non-recoupable cash bonus” that “may be applied toward marketing the film in the pre-SVOD windows including subsidizing promotions and advertising.”

U.S. Narrative films can see a bonus of up to $100,000 with World Documentary entries eligible for $75,000. In addition, Amazon is offering $25,000 for qualifying films in the International Narrative Competition, Spotlight Narrative, Spotlight Documentary,  Special Screening, Viewpoints, and Midnight categories.

Amazon launched Amazon Video Direct about a year ago. The self-service program enables people to make video content available to Amazon customers alongside the tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes the company offers for streaming, rent or purchase.

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from Deadline

AdChoices
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon