Today, the Raindance Film Festival and the online streaming platform paus announced a partnership to bring independent short films and documentaries even closer to the people. The features that will be shown on the streaming platform are only curated by Raindance and will consist of many Oscars, BAFTA and BIFA nominated or even winning films.
At paus, they’re extremely proud of this initiative because “we share Raindance’s passion for independent film. Our partnership will enable great stories to be seen, by enabling filmmakers to get their content in front of an audience that embraces and supports them,” said Rishi Kapoor, Founder, and CEO of paus. “We don’t believe in barriers – there are no ads on paus, and we don’t ask people to subscribe to enjoy quality film. We have created paus as the platform for filmmakers to flourish.”
The Raindance Film Festival couldn’t be happier with this as this is the next big milestone in their journey to connect independent films and filmmakers with a larger audience. Elliot Grove, founder of Raindance, says: “As a champion of independent film of every shape and size, Raindance always conveys many incredible stories, including the very best from the international short filmmaking community. Thanks to Raindance’s partnership with paus, short filmmakers now have a new platform to share their stories with an even bigger year-round global audience. It’s an opportunity that we at Raindance are excited to be a part of, and we can’t wait to see many amazing short films and documentaries making their debut on paus.”
Filmmakers can submit the shorts and documentaries to paus for free. Once the films are live, people can show them their support and appreciation in the best possible. The audience will be able to leave a tip via a tipping feature as paus is integrated with digital payment methods, such as Apple Pay. Unlike with other video platforms, this time the scales are weighed in the creator’s favour as they can keep 80% of every single tip. The launch of the new streaming service will be in March so you will be able to dive into the world of independent films very soon.