About Cinistream

What is Cinistream and why do I want to apply for digital distribution?

  • We love film. That is why we set out with 2 goals:
    1. Find a way ANYONE can watch great content in the way they want to.
    2. Help filmmakers get their film seen by large audiences worldwide and earn money so they can continue doing what they love.
  • Cinistream is a digital distribution solution for all types of filmmakers! We accept short and feature films of any genre and curate a diverse library of films from different levels of filmmakers from different communities and cultures. We care most about the film’s ability to tell a story.
  • Our viewers interact with content in the way that is most convenient for them: for free with ads, VOD, or by Premium subscription.
  • We partner with filmmakers to distribute their films to our audience and share the revenue earned from ads, VOD purchases or eligible streamed hours by subscribers.
  • AFFORDABLE FOR FILMMAKERS OF ANY LEVEL! We charge a standard one-time upload fee of $65, only if your film is accepted to our library. There are no upfront fees! This is a comparable fee to many festivals and competitions. We want you to earn money so you can continue doing what you love!
    • Special requests my incur additional fees, please contact us for more information if your film has special requirements.
  • Digitally distributing online your film allows it be been seen by audiences worldwide. Unlike popular video sites though, Cinistream’s audiences are looking to watch quality curated film and movie productions.
  • We promote the films accepted into the streaming library! We do not just host films, we work to bring audiences to each film individually. This comes from a combination or multiple marketing mediums from social media posts, to digital advertising, video/trailer advertising, blog posts, newsletter articles, film spotlights and filmmaker interviews, etc. (If your film is accepted and you are interested in volunteering for an interview, send us an email at the address listed below).
  • The film review process takes about 2 weeks. We then inform you via your contact email of your approval status.
    • Only after approval will we send a payment request for the upload fee.

For Film Festivals:

  • We offer partnerships with festivals to add winning or selected films to our streaming library. Our search function allows for search by festival, so audiences can find the exact film they wanted to re-watch from your event. This is just one way Cinistream works to help add even more value to film festivals! Contact us for more information!

If you want to know all the specifics, check out the full streaming agreement here: Everything You Need to Know About Cinistream Streaming

If you have any questions about applying or streaming, please E-mail us at: apply@cinistream.com

If you are ready to apply, please fill out the application here.

-Cinistream Application Team


Cinistream is owned and operated by Modern Icon Motion Picture Studios, LLC.