13 films that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival have been released through its on demand platform.
It comes after Vimeo announced an offer of financial support to all of the Festival’s world premiere films in exchange for an exclusive digital distribution debut on its platform.
The movies cover a range of topics, from a comedy set in an ex-pat area of Beijing (This is Sanlitun) to a film about how day-to-day life can make us lose sight of the big picture (The Animal Project).
“Vimeo is the quality open platform for creators to distribute directly to their audiences,” said Vimeo CEO, Kerry Trainor. “The breadth of subjects and number of countries represented by these accomplished filmmakers shows just how powerful the direct distribution movement is becoming worldwide.”
Viewers are able to access the films by purchasing them directly from Vimeo On Demand or from the embed Vimeo player wherever the trailer is hosted.
Once purchased, viewers can watch the film immediately or any time within the specified viewing period on their desktop or any smartphone, TV, and other connected devices with the Vimeo app.