With IFFR Unleashed, the best movies of the IFFR are in reach from your own living room. IFFR Unleashed gives you access to the best creations and the best filmmakers, and provides a worldwide stage for these filmmakers.
The IFFR supports upcoming and settled filmmakers with their artistic projects. One of the ways they do this is by offering them a stage during the annual International Filmfestival Rotterdam (IFFR). Creators get the chance to present themselves to the festival’s 300.000 visitors. Afterwards, 60 to 70 percent of the movies never play in cinemas. A missed opportunity.
Aside from the 300.000 annual festival visitors, IFFR Unleashed reaches a worldwide audience through their online on-demand video platform. The streaming video platform offers a curated selection of movies for film enthusiasts who are looking for something a bit more deep than what Netflix has to offer.
With Slik, we have accepted the challenge of building the back-end for a worldwide video platform. Seeing the fact that it’s a worldwide platform, the complexity is rather high. Varying film licenses and taxes per country, for example. Thanks to Slik's flexibility and the creative cooperation, we have been able to build a beautiful platform in a short amount of time!
As technical partner of IFFR Unleashed we have tackled the design of a user-friendly backbone UI for desktop and mobile usage. A user interface allows the organisation to add new film productions, authors and collections to the website without dropping a sweat. Getting insight into the various use cases was the first step. These use cases became leading for our designers during the design phase.
We developed a scalable interface for the web application where IFFR employees can collect and manage movies and creator content. They can also manage users, profiles, payments and metadata around content such as licenses, scheduling and geofencing. To fit the front-end of the platform seamlessly into the application, some integrations were required. To name a few:
The platform was launched at the 2018 film festival.