- By Tambay A. Obenson
- September 3, 2013 1:39 PM
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Vimeo has partnered up with the Toronto International Film Festival to launch of what the service calls a one-of-a-kind program that will offer the Festival's world premieres a $10,000 advance for distributing their films via Vimeo On Demand. The program requires that Vimeo be the premiere digital window, but gives filmmakers flexibility to combine the Vimeo On Demand offer with traditional distribution including theatrical runs."Direct digital distribution is gaining momentum every day as both an alternative and a complement to traditional film distribution," said Vimeo's CEO, Kerry Trainor. "Vimeo is focused on empowering filmmakers with the highest quality platform to control the distribution and monetization of their content in any territory, on any device, at any time, and across a wide range of price points. Our partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival allows us to test the addition of financial support to the power of the Vimeo On Demand platform."
"Premiering your film at the Toronto International Film Festival now comes with the additional benefit of Vimeo's distribution offer," said Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director of the Festival. "For any independent filmmaker trying to connect with an audience and who isn't? this is a terrific new opportunity."