UK Film Channel
Originally part of the well-established movie reviews publication, UK Film Review, the need for a UK Film Channel became apparent when readers were constantly asking where they could see all these great indie films and movies their critics were reviewing. Initially, the channel simply embedded the films directly from the YouTube or Vimeo accounts of the filmmakers in order to get more eyes on the films.
Then, in 2019, UK Film Channel moved to its own home - the website you are seeing now.
A VOD Platform to Support Indie Film
The world of streaming changed everything for independent cinema, who no longer needed vast amounts of capital and good luck to showcase their films. Video on Demand opened up a facility and demand for copious amounts of movies and TV shows, with more direct links between those creating the films and those pushing them out to the public.
Where does UK Film Channel fit in?
What was becoming apparent was that so many filmmakers were being denied deals to sell their movies and many just ended up in the abyss of YouTube and Vimeo where they have to compete with the likes of cat videos and epic fails.
As our channel grew out of UK Film Review, we want to keep promoting the filmmakers. Not only did we want a platform for filmmakers to showcase their films, we wanted to link them to the reviews. Our websites are primarily used by film fans and filmmakers who have a vested interest in supporting the industry.
We aim to give as much of the profits made from viewings directly to the filmmakers. We also have a passion for promoting them on our social media channels.
How do I watch indie movies online?
You will need to become a member (don't worry it is totally free). That way you can rent the films. The free movies require no membership.
How do I add my movie to the UK Film Channel?
Drop us an email through the Contact Us form and we can chat.