IndiePix Forms Exclusive Partnership with The Cinema Guild

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Fri, 09/05/2008 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

IndiePix the Internet-based distributor of independent films has formed a partnership with American film distributor the Cinema Guild. The partnership enables The Cinema Guild to offer a number of its films through IndiePix’s patented Download-to-Own technology. This is the first time that The Cinema Guild has ever utilized the Internet as a model to electronically distribute its award-winning titles as part of a collection. The Cinema Guild has been distributing both documentary and fiction films for over 35 years – but never used the Internet as its distribution channel. Thanks to this arrangement a number of The Cinema Guild’s foreign titles are now available to a wider and younger generation of film fans – whose main resource for discovering new films is the Internet.       

 “We are thrilled to be partnering with IndiePix ” says Ryan Krivoshey The Cinema Guild's director of distribution. “In a relatively short time IndiePix has established itself as a prime destination on the web for fans of independent and documentary cinema – and the prospect of making our films available to this new audience is truly exciting.” 

“To be approached by such an established name as The Cinema Guild was fantastic for IndiePix ” says Jason Tyrrell IndiePix acquisitions team member. “It really highlights the continuing shift in the industry with the Internet gaining strength as an effective distribution model – a potential that The Cinema Guild has recognized. By utilizing our Internet-based Download-to-Own technology a younger generation of film fans will have access to films they may never have thought to try before – particularly foreign films – because it costs very little and can be downloaded in high quality anywhere. The Cinema Guild's standard for the highest quality independent film matches our own and it's these technological breakthroughs that allow a wider audience than ever before to find fantastic movies.” 

 Some of the films available through IndiePix include La Moustache (winner Director's Fortnight Cannes Film Festival) Le Petit Lieutenant (Best Actress Nathalie Baye César Awards) and Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? (First Prize International Documentary Fesivals of Brazil and Portugal). IndiePix