IFH 074: How to Make Money TODAY Selling Your Indie Film with Amazon Video Direct!

How to Make Money TODAY Selling Your Short or Feature Film with Amazon Video Direct!

We making money selling your short film, feature film or web series just got a whole lot easier. Amazon.com has thrown it’s hat into the Independent creators VOD ring with the launch of Amazon Video Direct.

This move is designed to go head to head with Google’s YouTube for video-ad dollars. as well as going after other juggernauts like Facebook and Vimeo.

Amazon Video Direct has four distribution options for its creators.

  1. Filmmakers can make their films available to Prime Video subscribers and receive a per-hour royalty fee
  2. Films or Series can be sold as a subscription through the Streaming Partners Program
  3. Films can be made available for digital rental or purchase
  4. Films can be made available to ALL Amazon customers for free with ads, and filmmaker would receive a 55% share of the ad revenue (exactly as they do on YouTube).

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Amazon Video Direct will pay filmmaker 50% of the retail price for all rentals, digital purchases and subscription fees. If filmmakers choose Prime Video distribution, creators will earn royalties of 15 cents per hour streamed in the U.S. and 6 cents in other territories under the standard terms.

What makes this a game changer is indie filmmakers no longer have to deal with a middle man or distributor to gain access to one of the largest marketplaces in the world.

I already am making money with my past short films on Amazon Video Direct. I’m surprised at the amount of views and cash these short films are bring in, with no advertising on my part yet. Check out what I uploaded to Amazon Video Direct here.

Take a listen to this podcast as I breakdown this amazing new distribution opportunity for indie filmmakers and I go over the technical requirements that are need to upload to Amazon Video Direct.

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