FilmInCat responds to demand for international cinema in Catalan
The first digital platform to distribute European cinema and television series in Catalan was launched on Friday in Barcelona
Barcelona.- “We will bring the world of international cinema and TV series to a large audience of Catalan speakers in Spain and Andorra,” said Juan Carlos Tous, CEO of Filmin, a digital platform specialized in independent movies with more than 10.000 titles online. “We realized that with FilmInCat we could win a new audience. There is a demand from people who want to see cinema and television series, and they want to watch them in Catalan,” Tous explained at the launch of the new platform on Friday in Barcelona. According to FilmIn, the objective of the Catalan version is to bring “international high quality cinema and television series to Catalonia and Andorra” with Catalan subtitles or directly dubbed in Catalan. Therefore, 60% of the offer will be dedicated to European cinema. The company also wants to promote independent movies “that didn’t make it to the big screen”. FilmInCat is accessible from any device connected to the Internet.
FilmInCat is a platform for the direct distribution of cinema and television series in Catalan “to a large audience” in Catalonia and the Principality of Andorra, as the CEO of FilmIn, Juan Carlos Tous, explained. The director of FilmIn also thanked distributors, universities and directors for their support, noting that "they understood" that FilmInCat would create "a space for a specific audience”. The project also received support from Creative Europe Media and the Catalan Government.
“We realized that with FilmInCat we could win a new audience. There is a demand from people who want to see cinema and television series, and they want to watch them in Catalan”
Juan Carlos Tous · CEO of FilmIn
The platform FilmInCat can be accessed through www.filmIn.es. FilmIn was launched 10 years ago as a digital platform specialized in independent movies. Today FilmIn offers more than 10.000 titles online and works with distributors such as Avalon, El Deseo, Golem, Tornasol, and Cameo. The initial offer of FilmIn.Cat includes 1000 titles, 400 chapters of televisions series, 100 animated films and 32 short films. Around 60% is dedicated to European cinema, 20% to documentaries and 50% are exclusive offers from FilmIn. FilmInCat users will be able to access a catalogue of premieres, classics, short films, documentaries, and music concerts in original version with Catalan subtitles or dubbed in Catalan.
“Our aim is complete connectivity,” assured Jaume Ripoll, editing director of FilmIn. The FilmIn.Cat platform offer is accessible from all devices that are connected to Internet and compatible with Google Chromacast and Apple TV and with screens that are compatible with Android TV. The platform also offers applications for Android smartphones and tablets as well as for iOS devices. The objective is to expand the offer to more digital supports.
Users will be able to choose between a regular subscription with access to all titles as well as to packages, which limit access to between two and four premiere movies. Subscribers also have exclusive access to all the television series available on the FilmIn and FilmInCat platforms.
In addition to the more than 1000 titles and other content available in the platform in Catalan, the selection offered will be updated weekly with new movies and series in order to maintain a dynamic platform. A weekly newsletter from FilmInCat will inform users about additions to the catalogue. The FilmInCat blog will provide for the exchange of information and debate around the audiovisual sector in Catalan and the movies accessible on FilmInCat.