Onstream Media constitutes online film fest


MUMBAI: Onstream Media Corporation, an online service provider of live and on-demand digital media, communications and applications, has launched its Film Festival Online(TM) solution at the International Film Festival Summit (IFFS), being held in Las Vegas, NV from 2 -4 December, 2007.

Onstream Media’s Film Festival Online is a comprehensive web portal that enables film festival organizers to bring together independent film producers, marketers and distributors in a web-based environment to review, judge and promote any type of film via the Internet all year round.

Onstream Media, president and chief executive officer, Randy Selman said, “Film Festival Online is another example of Onstream Media’s continuing efforts to develop and market innovative technologies for our valued clients worldwide. This turnkey solution enables film festival producers to easily provide studio or film-centric microsites, complete with trailers, interviews with the stars, behind-the-scenes looks at how the film was made, b-roll footage, bios and other content specifically tailored for the media and entertainment industry.”

Onstream Media’s Film Festival Online includes many features and benefits, including:

a) Establishing new revenue streams for clients through a flexible array of eCommerce options, such as: pay-per-view packages, video on demand, sponsorships, pay for placement, web banner advertising and film hosting.
b) Creating new distribution channels for trailers, short and/or full-length films through TiVo, iTunes, TakeTV, mobile and other new media platforms.
  Playback formats include: digital rights managed Windows Media, Adobe flash video, QuickTime H.264 and iPod video formats.

c) Holding juried competitions on-line in advance of the festival with special invitation-only content with fully-enabled comments, ratings and reviews. This feature allows judges to easily view secure content
d) Utilizing VeriSign’s Kontiki Delivery Management System without the traditional risks associated with physical media distribution.

In addition, Onstream Media’s Film Festival Online enables festival producers to create a speaker’s bureau center to stream live or on demand keynotes and other specialized tracks on their festival’s events. The solution also provides sponsors, distributors and marketers with advanced reporting, such as site visits, page views, duration of visits, click activity, exit pages and more.

“Onstream Media’s innovative solution is helping the IFFS extend the value of our event, as well as the hundreds of distributors and film producers looking to promote their projects through new media channels. Needless to say, we’re excited to be working with Onstream Media, a proven leader in the rich media industry,” said IFFS, chairman, Todd Brockman.

Additional technology features of Onstream Media’s Film Festival Online include encoding, transcoding and indexing to allow on-site capture and upload of live festival video content (i.e . interviews, seminars, parties and other events). In addition, the solution provides user-friendly content publishing and integrated content management tools to help locate, access, edit, distribute and play back films in real-time or on-demand. Onstream Media’s Film Festival Online also delivers reliable and scalable storage options for optimized video storage and delivery.