Fandor’s Newest Infographic: Let’s Talk About Sex (and the Cinema), Baby

Sex and the Cinema

Our newest infographic, SEX AND THE CINEMA, is a survey of the way sexuality and film have co-existed in complex, compelling ways since the dawn of the form itself. Spoiler alert: it’s one steamy history!

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The Fandor|Festival Alliance: Partnerships in the Service of Independent Film

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Fandor is well on the way to forming a national network of film festivals to partner with us in the Fandor | Festival Alliance!

Fandor has always provided a home to indie films (both features and shorts) after they have made their rounds on the film festival circuit, making sure that they continue to reach audiences around the U.S. and Canada. Now, we’ve taken that a step further with the Fandor | Festival Alliance!

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Get Your Indie Film FIX with Fandor’s New Filmmaker-Based Initiative!

Fandor FIX

Here at Fandor, it’s no secret that we love filmmakers! Now, we’re creating an apparatus to truly support their careers and their relationships with their audience.  

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Indie Films, Bechdel and Beyond: An Update

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In May, Fandor began a new initiative to classify and filter the films in our library that passed the Bechdel Test. This test, for the non-initiated, is a pass-fail exam for film and other media that evaluates the quality and depth of female characters portrayed, using the following three questions:
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Use Fandor to Find the Perfect Film!

Fandor Journey Into FilmWhat are we watching tonight? With so many different ways to find great independent films, Fandor’s search tools offer a unique experience in curation and organization. Use these tools to explore and discover all kinds of fantastic cinema, and find out why Lincoln Spector of TechHive says, “When it comes to browsing tools, Fandor beats any other streaming service I’ve tried.”

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Fandor’s Director of Streaming Talks Net Neutrality

At Fandor, we are passionate about keeping the Internet open. Tim Pozar, Director of Streaming at Fandor, recently spoke alongside Rusty Hodge of SomaFM and Brewster Kahle of Internet Archive at the the SF MusicTech Summit, on a panel regarding Net Neutrality. The panel was moderated by Julie Samuels of Engine. They discussed the nitty-gritty logistics of the changing Internet and shared strategies to deal with increased infrastructure needs and advocate for equal access to bandwidth. We thoroughly recommend giving it a listen.

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Reinvent Hollywood Wrap-Up: Episode 1 (The Form)

“As feature film loses its dominant position, what will follow?”

A bold query sparked an equally bold discussion, hosted by Fandor CEO Ted Hope, on the ways that platform influences structure and structure influences content. Last Wednesday, the Reinvent Hollywood roundtable series started off with a bang, taking stock of the ways in which cinema is being dismantled and remade by technology.


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