Streaming entertainment company Cinedigm has unveiled a “new look” for its cinephile driven service Fandorwith “hundreds of new acquisitions from various rights holders and film distributors.” As a lifelong movie buff, a diverse array of quality cinema is my number one priority, and hopefully Fandor is up to the task!
Subscribers will have access to over 1,000 hours of independent titles which also include exclusive acquisitions from international film festivals. Along with its streaming content, Fandor enables cinephiles to expand their movie knowledge with its digital editorial publication Keyframe.
As a football fan, I appreciated that Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was on the Fandor Festival Podcast. The pod is hosted by former Fandor executive Chris Kelly and morning radio personality Hooman Khalili. Harbaugh talks about his favorite sports movies on the podcast:
“With over a decade of experience in streaming independent cinema, we are proud to bring new life to a service so dedicated to independent filmmakers and the incredible films they create,” said Phil Hopkins, president of Fandor. “We are confident audiences will enjoy the thousands of hours of exceptional films we have carefully curated, ranging from arthouse, to grindhouse, film noir, blaxploitation, comedy, drama, LGBTQ+, J-Horror and everything in between. With the relaunch of Fandor, the message to cinephiles is‘films’not ‘content.’”
Fandor will be refreshed monthly with content from Cinedigm’s library. Upcoming releases include the Alan Tudyk and Sarah Levy comedy Distancing Socially, the SXSW Grand Jury Award nominee Our Father and the psychological thriller Into Schrodinger’s Box.
“The last five years have seen accelerated access to content across the streaming spectrum. Yet even with all these choices, much of independent cinema has been left behind and Cinephiles often have difficulty finding films of interest on massive streaming platforms,” said Erick Opeka, President & Chief Strategy Officer of Cinedigm. “Fandor has been a pioneer in this space and offers a haven for Cinephiles looking for deep and meaningful titles that made them fall in love with films in the first place. Cinedigm’s commitment to independent film has never been stronger and, as the Company grows into a global brand, that dedication has caught the attention of filmmakers around the world.”
Fandor is available on iOS and Android mobie device, web and Roku. Ad-free access to the entire Fandor library is priced at $4.99 a month or $49.99 annually. Free, ad-supported access is also available with select titles from the Fandor library.
Are you excited about the relaunch of Fandor? Have you used the service? Feel free to comment and share your thoughts!