Vimeo on Demand Announces 13 TIFF Acquisitions
Shortly before the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, Vimeo issued an offer to attending filmmakers. Let us have exclusive digital rights to your film for 30 days via our distribution platform, Vimeo on Demand, and we’ll give you a $10,000 advance. After that window — or until we recoup the $10,000, whichever comes first — we’ll provide our standard 90/10 revenue split, and you’re free to take your film elsewhere.
I remember thinking it was a bold move, ripe for the “best of both worlds” scenario so many modern independent filmmakers desire. But would anyone be game? Turns out, more than a few were.
Yesterday, Vimeo announced 13 TIFF acquisitions that will premiere on Demand between now and May. The most recognizable title is likely Alexandre Rockwell’s whimsical Little Feet, which just opened the “First Look” program at the Museum of the Moving Image, and is currently available for pre-order.
I can’t say I’m much familiar with the other films, but I’ll certainly have the opportunity to change that in the next few months. You can find Vimeo on Demand’s full (and rather international) slate of TIFF titles below:
Asphalt Watches directed by Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver
Cinemanovels directed by Terry Miles
Empire of Dirt directed by Peter Stebbings
Faroeste Caboclo (Brazilian Western) directed by René Sampaio
Gente en Sitios (People in Places) directed by Juan Cavestany
Ladder to Damascus directed by Mohamad Malas
Little Feet directed by Alexandre Rockwell
Palestine Stereo directed by Rashid Masharawi
Standing Aside Watching directed by Yorgos Servetas
The Animal Project directed by Ingrid Veninger
This is Sanlitun directed by Robert I. Douglas
Une Jeune Fille (A Journey) directed by Catherine Martin
Wild Duck directed by Yannis Sakaridis