Prime Video Adds First Indie Film Channel to its Lineup




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Prime Video added a new subscription channel for indie film enthusiasts. Film Movement Plus is the streaming platform’s first channel dedicated to independent filmmakers.

The Film Movement Plus channel launched as an add-on subscription on December 15, the company said in a post on X (formerly Twitter). It costs $5.99 a month after a seven-day free trial for new Prime members. The channel complements Film Movement’s original streaming service, launched in 2018. The new Prime Video channel hosts the platform’s “curated collection” of independent and world cinema, cult and arthouse classics, documentaries, and North American exclusives.

Prime Video has been expanding its selection of subscription channels, including sports, anime, and even rival streamers, so audiences can cobble together their own tailored package of services through one app. Film Movement marks the first Prime Video channel dedicated exclusively to indie films and filmmakers. 

By launching on Prime Video, Film Movement hopes to expand its reach of new and classic movies budding and legendary filmmakers. Prime members can catch films from legendary creators and budding new talents that might otherwise fly under their radar.

“Film Movement Plus has given us a broad platform to serve cineastes with curated cinema,” said Michael Rosenberg, president of Film Movement. “By launching our service on Prime Video via Prime Video Channels, we make it even easier for customers to enjoy our films and find the many titles that are only available on Film Movement Plus.”

Film Movement’s channel launched with dozens of indie films, including Diamond Island, Holy Beasts, The Mayor of Rione Sanita, Hellhole, While the Women Were Sleeping, Claire Darling, and Faith. The channel will also showcase critically lauded films such as A White White Day, A Girl Missing, The Wind Journeys, The Wild Goose Lake, The Pillow Book, My Little Sister, Saint – Narcisse, Mayor, Advocate, and Antonio Lopez: Sex Fashion & Disco.

Additionally, audiences will find a collection of digitally restored classic films, including Sergio Corbucci’s The Great Silence, Ang Lee’s Pushing Hands, Lee Tamahori’s Once Were Warriors, and Ming-liang Tsai’s Vive L’Amour.

The Film Movement channel will see new streaming premieres every month. On December 22, the Venice competition program The Inner Cage will make its streaming debut. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, starring Sonia Braga and directed by Bruno Barreto, debuts on December 29. 

Also coming to the channel in December are Hirokazu Koreeda’s After the Storm and The Third Murder, Theeb, Naji Abu Nowar’s Academy-Award nominated film, Takeshi Kitano’s Hana-Bi, as well as Cathy Yan’s Dead Pigs, and Marleen Gorris’ Oscar-winning film Antonia’s Line.

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