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!
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!
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.
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:
What 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.”
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.
“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.