HF Productions announced its new documentary streaming service FILMPIXS will be launching this month. The indie film fest-backer said its new platform will be available globally beginning Feb. 17, 2021.
The streamer will launch as home to short films and international feature documentaries from renowned film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Venice, SXSW, and Sundance, with new content added weekly. It’s currently in a soft-launch phase and will have 100+ more titles added after the official Feb. 17 launch. Subscribers can choose between an ad-free monthly subscription of $5.99, or save three months worth by signing up for the whole year for $49.99. The streamer offers a seven-day free trial.
Highlights on FILMPIXS at launch will include the Czech animated short and Oscar® nominee DCERA (Daughter) from Daria Kascheeva, about a woman trying to reconnect with her estranged father; the 2020 Goya Award multiple nominee EL ESCRITOR DE UN PAÍS SIN LIBRERÍAS (The Writer from a Country Without Bookstores) by Marc Serena, a documentary which follows a man from Equatorial Guinea, who goes on a hunger strike to protest against the Teodoro Obiang dictatorship; and Jan Vejnar’s FIGURANT, which was part of SXSW’s Official Selection in 2020. Also on the service will be Tomek Popakul’s Polish animation short, ACID RAIN, which follows a young runaway’s journey to self-discovery and premiered at Sundance in 2019.
The service is curated by HF Production’s Henrik Friis and Benn Wiebe.
“Having worked with film festivals and partners in 20+ countries to date, HF Productions’ mission is clear: to support filmmakers and to get their stories seen and heard. FILMPIXS is the continuation of this idea – to provide a platform for short films in particular, which so often get lost after their initial run on the film festival circuit. FILMPIXS will ensure that there is life after the festivals for these true gems. And of course, in the current climate, we’re also keenly aware of the potential to bring these important narratives to a much wider global audience, within their own homes,” Friis and Wiebe said in a joint statement.
You can stream the new service via the FILMPIXS App available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, and more. It’s also available at filmpixs.com.