another film distribution system is possible
Documentaries are profound educational vehicles that deliver timely and pertinent information around civic, environmental, humanitarian and other issues. In the last decade, the proliferation and democratization of digital imaging and editing technology has precipitated an explosion of documentaries alongside an increasing number of international producers and film festivals. However, contemporary distribution channels for documentaries such as film festivals, independent art cinemas and university film libraries have limited capabilities for marketing their catalogs. As a consequence, a vast number of moving and educational documentaries fail to garner large enough audiences to generate the type of awareness impact their subject matter frequently warrants.
filmskipper is a web-based documentary distribution system that exploits the latest browser technology and other social networking features (commenting, annotating, voting, and sharing) in the service of developing greater and more active audiences for documentary film.