IFC Films

IFC Films Expands Distribution Through Deal With Amazon Unbox

Offerings will Include IFC Films' Critically-Acclaimed, Award-Winning Independent Features

Select Titles from IFC Films will be Available Digitally for the First Time

New York, NY – May 20, 2008 – Continuing its mission of making the best of independent film available to the widest possible audience, IFC Films is joining with Amazon Unbox, Amazon's digital video service, to make its extensive film library available digitally for either purchase or rent. Amazon Unbox makes television shows and films available for digital rental or purchase through downloads to either your PC, TiVo box, or portable media players. Select titles from IFC Films will make their digital debut as part of the deal.

Acclaimed IFC Films available for purchase or rental include Cristian Mungiu's 2007 Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar nominated Y tu mamá también, Susanne Bier's Oscar-nominated After the Wedding, Patrice Leconte's My Best Friend; and Todd Graff's Camp.

"This partnership with Amazon reinforces our commitment to creating the widest possible audience for independent films using multiple media platforms," said Lisa Schwartz, senior vice president of sales and business development for IFC Entertainment. "We're excited that Amazon is sharing in our mission to give millions of film lovers across the country the opportunity to access our acclaimed library of movies."

"We're pleased to offer Amazon Unbox customers a wide selection of Independent films for purchase or rent," said Roy Price, director, Amazon Unbox. "IFC Films brings a great, diverse set of titles to our offering that our customers will love to watch."

About IFC Entertainment
A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment is a multi-platform film company devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience. IFC Entertainment consists of IFC Films, IFC Productions and the IFC Center. IFC Films is a leading distribution company for independent film. Its day and date distribution model, "IFC In Theaters," makes independent films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On-Demand platform and PPV, reaching 50 million homes. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village.

Recent and upcoming IFC Films releases include: 2007 Palme d'Or winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days , which also received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Film; Gus Van Sant's critically-acclaimed and award-winning Paranoid Park ; Hou Hsiao Hsien's Flight of the Red Balloon starring Juliette Binoche; and Tom Kalin's Savage Grace starring Julianne Moore. Other acclaimed films include John Dahl's You Kill Me, Susanne Bier's Academy Award-nominated After the Wedding and Ken Loach's 2006 Palme d'Or winner, The Wind that Shakes the Barley.

About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC). Rainbow Media is a leading producer of targeted, multi-platform content for global distribution, creating and managing some of the world's most compelling and dynamic entertainment brands, including AMC, IFC, WE tv, LIFESKOOL, SPORTSKOOL, and VOOM HD Networks. Through its IFC Entertainment division, Rainbow Media also owns and manages the following: IFC Films, a theatrical feature film distribution company; IFC in Theaters, a day and date theatrical feature film/VOD initiative; the IFC Center in New York City; IFC Productions, a feature film production company; and IFC Entertainment, which owns and operates a film library. Rainbow Media also operates Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation, its advertising sales division, and Rainbow Network Communications, its full service network programming origination and distribution company.

Press Contacts

  • Jill Dortheimer
    Corporate Communications, Rainbow Media