Locarno Pro’s digitally based service aims at extending the outreach and distribution of heritage films through video on demand, extending the range of titles offered by such services.
Heritage Online offers film professionals a year-round database where streamers (and other buyers) will be able to watch available titles, consult their detailed technical information, including availability of films in the various territories, and get in touch directly with rights holders.
Thanks to Heritage Online, rights holders (international sales agents, film libraries, archives, institutes, and restorers’ associations among others) will be able to share their catalogues with potential clients: VOD broadcasters from all over the world, ranging from generalist to niche offerings, from established names to emerging start-ups.
A year-round database of international heritage films
VOD broadcasters can watch available titles, see detailed technical information, including geographical availability of films, and get in touch directly with the rights holders. Launched in July 2020, the platform is becoming populated by right holders and their catalogues, streamers, and other film professionals.
Locarno Pro Highlights
During the days of Locarno Pro, on August 8th, the catalogues of a selection of companies and institutions participating to Heritage Online will be promoted through a newsletter and the website. Moreover, the topic of heritage and library films’ distribution on streaming services will be discussed in a Round Table that will be streamed online on August 8th.
More information about the round table here.
All Heritage Online subscriptions give 12 months of access to the database.
The Heritage Online database is accessible at the following link:
Rights holders Basic (CHF 85): rights holders can offer a selection from their catalogue on the platform alongside a file of their complete catalogue. Eligibility criteria for titles: feature length films of any genre that premiered no later than 2005.
Rights holders Premium (CHF 160): users are additionally able to include one film in the Online Screening Room, where potential clients have the chance of streaming a selection of titles. Adding each additional film will cost CHF 70.
Starting from the 74th Locarno Film Festival, held in August 2021, Heritage Online’s basic subscription will also be included in the Locarno Pro accreditation.
For more information, please contact the Project Manager:
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