Indiegogo and Vimeo are joining forces with the latter to serve as the preferred distribution platform for the film funding site. In addition, Vimeo has also committed to a film fund for select Indiegogo feature campaigns in exchange for exclusive distribution on Vimeo On Demand.
Additionally, there will be a dedicated Vimeo VOD storefront on Indiegogo’s site with titles funded by their crowdfunding campaigns available for purchase. Vimeo will also feature a dedicated Indiegogo VOD home on Vimeo featuring a rotating lineup of Indiegogo-funded films curated by Vimeo. Film campaigners who opt to release their films on Vimeo On Demand will be able to access benefits not offered by other crowdfunding sites: free fulfillment on all digital download perks, a discounted Vimeo PRO account, and inclusion in a featured “Indiegogo Funded Films” collection on Vimeo, which reaches over 170 million global users a month.
“Indiegogo is leading the way for next generation filmmaking,” said Slava Rubin, CEO of Indiegogo in a statement. “Mirroring the diversity of our open platform, we are proud to support an incredibly robust community of filmmakers across multiple genres. With the addition of Vimeo as a distribution partner, it is now easier than ever for filmmakers using Indiegogo, to pursue their passions, receive funding, garner global exposure, and deliver their work directly to their fans.”
“Vimeo is all about giving power to the creators,” added Kerry Trainor, CEO, Vimeo. “This partnership highlights both Vimeo and Indiegogo’s continued support of independent filmmakers on a global level, and provides Indiegogo’s community of creators an opportunity to be exposed to an even wider audience via Vimeo’s transactional VOD platform.”
The first feature that’s part of the Indiegogo-Vimeo partnership is Malcom Carter’s documentary The Connected Universe on the interconnectivity of all things, featuring the work of theorist Nassim Haramein. The film is Indiegogo’s highest funded documentary in the company’s history. Past Indiegogo campaigns that have used Vimeo as their distribution method include Video Game High School Season Three, Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie and Mad As Hell, which will be available next month on Vimeo.