Indie Memphis will participate in a partnership with the Film Festival Collective that will allow Xfinity On Demand to air short films and other quality content from film festivals in the Southeastern United States.
The program will span nine states and be available to millions of Xfinity customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Filmmakers who participated in past years of the event will work with the organization to lend their works to the On Demand collection for a limited time. Indie Memphis will leave its mark on the Collective with its programming, personality and expertise.
“We’re flattered and proud to be a part of the Film Festival Collective,” said Erik Jambor, executive director of Indie Memphis. “Our fans and supporters will have the opportunity to revisit favorite movies from past events, and our filmmakers will be able to reach a new audience.”
Films from the festival to be included in the Collective will stretch across genre lines including animation, comedy, documentary, drama, horror, sci-fi, music videos, and beyond.
Indie Memphis Film Festival selections currently available include: Brother (directed by Sari Rodrig), Grand Fugue on the Art of Gumbo (directed by Gideon C. Kennedy), Light Plate (directed by Josh Gibson), Jack's Not Sick Anymore (directed by Chloe Domont), and A Night at the Office (directed by Eric Eppinger).
All Film Festival Collective content will be available at no additional cost to XFINITY subscribers within the region. The program is available on both the original Comcast On Demand platform as well as the new X1 platform. With X1, subscribers can access content using voice commands on their smart phone X1 remote control app.
"Comcast has a proud tradition of supporting the arts in our communities, and we are fortunate to offer products that are capable of bringing them closer to our customers," said Walker Anderson, Head of Partnership Marketing in the Comcast Big South Region. "The combination of the Festival Collective program and our new X1 Entertainment Operating System represents an enormous push forward in our ability to leverage the scale and diversity of content and sources for the enjoyment of the partners and customers we serve."