If you already have your favourite platforms to watch movies and series online, the chances are that they are the best known, and therefore usually have mainstream or popular content. Now, if you are interested in expanding your horizons a bit and giving independent cinema a chance, you may be interested in Filmocracy.
This is a small and new movie streaming platform supported by ads and in which you will find a library of more than 1000 movies that you probably won’t find anywhere else.
Gamified movie streaming
In addition to the issue of independent cinema, one way in Filmocracy seeks to differentiate itself is by offering an additional layer of gamification of the content they offer. How? you may wonder, it is relatively simple:
In Filmocracy users can earn certain rewards for watching and rating the movies they have seen. These rewards can be used for such mundane things as improving your avatar, or for more tangible things like winning movie tickets or even gift cards.
Not only that, but the platform has also decided to share 10% of its earnings each month with the most active users, that is, those who leave more reviews of the movies. Something that can be followed from each user’s profile and public leaderboards.
In order to use the service, you have to register with your email address and you will need to give a phone number in order to receive a confirmation code that will allow you to activate your account. Unfortunately, this is not optional.
The second thing to keep in mind is that before each movie you will see an ad, the site will not work if you have an active adblocker. If you don’t want to see commercials you can subscribe to premium for 10 dollars a month.
Filmocracy was created by independent movie fans, one of its creators, Paul Jun who works in the industry, explains that all his life he has attended festivals around the world discovering incredible movies, but he was never able to convince his boss to distribute them because they don’t have big budgets or big stars.
With Filmocracy seeks to offer a platform to show independent cinema that sometimes deserves more attention than it receives, that with the collaboration of users and their system to rate and recommend the best to their friends and family, you can have an opportunity between so much offer of content.