NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2019) —IFC Films today announced the launch of IFC FILMS UNLIMITED, its new subscription video on demand streaming channel comprised of theatrically-released and award-winning titles from its distribution labels IFC Films, Sundance Selects and genre label IFC Midnight.
IFC Films has been behind some of the most culturally impactful and successful independent film and documentary releases of all time, and the new offering will include a broad range of titles, from IFC Films “classics” like Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN and THE THIN BLUE LINE to THE TRIP and Oscar-nominated films 45 YEARS and TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT, documentaries including the Oscar-nominated HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE and JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, as well as genre films THE BABADOOK and ROOM 237.
IFC FILMS UNLIMITED will initially launch on Amazon Prime Video Channels, with a monthly price of $5.99, and its launch will coincide with the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. IFC Films has a long history of distributing Cannes award-winning films, including five Palme d’Or winners. At launch, IFC FILMS UNLIMITED will include the Palme d’Or winning 4 MONTHS 3 WEEKS 2 DAYS, DHEEPAN and THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BARLEY, as well as other Cannes favorites KID WITH A BIKE, GOMORRAH, CERTIFIED COPY, TALE OF TALES, SAVAGE GRACE, FLIGHT OF THE RED BALLOON, and many more.
“Over our nearly 20-year history, we’ve been fortunate to have established a rich library of the best in independent film and we thought the time was right to create an IFC Films-branded platform,” said Lisa Schwartz, IFC Films Co-President. “Bringing together a broad collection of films that span our many labels and genres, IFC FILMS UNLIMITED will be a general entertainment destination for specialty film fans.”
ABOUT IFC FILMS
Established in 2000 and based in New York City, IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent film. Recent releases include NON-FICTION directed by Olivier Assayas, DIANE directed by Kent Jones, THE WEDDING GUEST directed by Michael Winterbottom and RED JOAN directed by Trevor Nunn. Some of the company’s successes over the years have included Richard Linklater’s BOYHOOD, which the company financed over 12 years, was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, and is considered a landmark in independent cinema; THE DEATH OF STALIN, FRANCES HA, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING, Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, THE BABADOOK, TOUCHING THE VOID, 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, CHE, SUMMER HOURS, ANTICHRIST, IN THE LOOP, JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK, TINY FURNITURE, and CARLOS. IFC Films has worked with established and breakout filmmakers, including Steven Soderbergh, Gus Van Sant, Spike Lee, Richard Linklater, Miranda July, Lars Von Trier, Gaspar Noé, Todd Solondz, Cristian Mungiu, Susanne Bier, Olivier Assayas, Jim McKay, Larry Fessenden, Paul Dano, Gregg Araki, Jacques Rivette, Claude Chabrol, Abdellatif Kechiche, Kore-eda Hirokazu, Abbas Kiarostami, Alfonso Cuaron, Noah Baumbach, Lena Dunham, Ethan Hawke and many more. IFC Films is a sister label to Sundance Selects and IFC Midnight, and is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.