Digital TV Europe
The service, which is the first global platform solely devoted to short movies and series, saw its beta amass 80,000 signups from 216 countries over the space of three months. The streamer was set up in 2016 and, like the Jeffrey Katzenberg-backed Quibi, is focused on short-form programming for mobile devices.
The Duchess attended Heather Kerzner’s Discover Film party last week and I hear she told guests she’d secured funding for the film, My Louise, by talking up the success of her 2009 movie The Young Victoria.
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Discover.film launches first global platform solely devoted to making quality short movies and series available on mobile, TV and web.
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Explorers worldwide can now download an app for free and take movies on the move – perfect for that plane journey or rainy nights in the campervan!
“The Duchess of York is exploring business and philanthrepreneurship opportunities with her American Host Ernie Boch Jr.” a statement from Boch’s rep read. We’re told that Fergie specifically came across the pond to meet with Boch and discuss possible ways they could work together escorted by Jaine Green, Head of Content with Discover Film.
The Georgian film “Bad People” became the winner of the Best International Drama Award at the Discover Film Awards in London. The film is directed by Giorgi Tavartkiladze. The Discover Film Awards is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world with over 4,000 annual submissions from 70+ countries.
Camille Hollett-French won first prize for No.2: Hush Little Baby which she acted in and directed. She said: “The Craghoppers Film Prize not only rewards filmmakers it announces to the world short film is important. It encourages people to raise their game and rewards those that do. I hope other companies follow suit and start supporting this exciting and growing format and that all filmmakers rise to the challenge.”
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The Discover Film Awards is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world with over 4,000 annual submissions from 70+ countries. On Sunday evening, winners of the prestigious Craghoppers Film Prize will be announced. The winning film will be awarded with a £20,000 cash prize and the runner up film £10,000.
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The entertainment innovator Discover.film reveals an exciting new partnership with Etihad Airways which will see its diverse selection of short films screened on their in-flight entertainment system.