What is the Film Festival Collective?
The Film Festival Collective (FFC) is a partnership between Comcast XFINITY and participating film festivals which presents selected short films on the XFINITY On Demand platform to customers in the Eastern half of the United States. The program spans across thirteen states and is available to millions of XFINITY customers. As of this writing, the growing list of festival partners includes the Atlanta Film Festival (which administers the collective), the Charleston International Film Festival, Indie Memphis Film Festival and the Nashville Film Festival.
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Why should I allow my work to participate in the Collective?
The Collective is designed to reach viewers who would enjoy film festival content but might not have been exposed to it. By presenting this material in a Video On Demand format, the Collective will reach beyond the normal channels where short form content is found and highlight the artistic curation of the individual film festivals who participate. Every filmmaker wants to find new audiences—this is a new avenue for your work. Your film was chosen by a particular festival to represent that festival's programming esthetic to the world. By allowing your film to screen in the Collective, you show your support for the festival that is a champion of your work in addition to winning new fans.
Is there any compensation available for the rights to show my film?
The Film Festival Collective is free to the millions of XFINITY customers in the service area with the intent of gaining maximum exposure for the films included. So while there is no compensation for including your film, the opportunity is invaluable.
Is this an exclusive deal? Am I signing away any rights to my film by working with the Collective?
No. The agreement is non-exclusive to all other forms of short film distribution (online platforms, etc), including other cable VOD platforms. We assume no ownership of your film other than permission to show the movie during the term of the agreement, and to use stills and clips from your film to promote the Collective program. Because trailers, web pages, and other promotional content may continue to exist for longer than the term of your agreement, we reserve the right to continue using clips and stills beyond the term of the agreement.
When will my film be available on XFINITY and for how long?
The term of the Collective agreement with filmmakers is one year, which allows us time to schedule films well in advance. Films are available on the service for a term of 90 days. We will notify you in advance of your film's run dates.
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