Popcorn Trailer: Submit Your Film
Are you Hollywood’s next biggest filmmaker? Submit your film for distribution on Popcorn Trailer streaming platforms & get paid for your video streams. We accept feature films, short films, series, and documentaries.
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We hand select and curate the best titles based on quality. Your production quality and your story is important. First, we distribute you on our Popcorn Trailer platforms. When you partner with us, it opens up more opportunities to expose your content. We spend our marketing budget to promote our collection of films.
(Third Party Platforms)
We can also leverage our relationships to deliver your title to AVOD platforms, Tubi TV, XUMO, and Pluto TV, if you meet the quality ingesting requirements. We pay all Third Party AVOD platforms fees upfront so you never pay anything out of pocket to get started. When you film goes live, we send you quarterly reports. Submit your film now with a great story and quality production.
Our payout split on Third Party platforms is 80/20 (YOUR WAY).
Standard Series - 30 minutes (minimum) x6 episodes
Short Series - 10 minutes (minimum) x3 episodes
Feature Film - 60 minutes (minimum)
Short film - 10 minutes (minimum)
Submit Your Film
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We are always looking for new films to broadcast on Popcorn Trailer Platforms and Third Party Platforms. Submitting does not obligate you or your film by any means. If you have a movie that you would like us to consider, please complete the form below.
When you submit your film, we offer you the opportunity to showcase your content on Popcorn Trailer platforms and also get paid for your video streams.
Note: It’s important to understand — Popcorn Trailer is a separate platform option from our third party platform submissions.
Let's break down the Streaming Payout Calculation: (VIDEO STREAMS) X (STREAMING RATE) = (TOTAL PAYOUT)
Example: 200,000 (VIDEO STREAMS) x $0.00050 (STREAMING RATE) = $100 (TOTAL PAYOUT)
Quarterly Bonus: Receive an additional quarterly bonus payment added to the total payout for streams starting at 200,000.
Videos must hit the target 200,000 milestone before the close of each quarter to receive an additional ($1.50 per 1000 stream) payout.
How is the Quarterly Bonus Calculated?
200,000 Streams = $100.00 (Standard Payout)
|$1.50 per 1000 Streams = $300 (Bonus Payout)|
$400 Total Quarterly Payout
What's the Difference Between Popcorn Trailer vs Third Party Platform Payout Calculation?
How Does My Money Get To Me?
Note: Popcorn Trailer pays you, the content owner, once a calendar quarter. Payment is sent 60 days after the quarter ends. We only send payments when a $600 threshold is met.
How Is My Payment Amount Calculated?
What is Net Revenue?
FEES - We deliver the content to the third party platforms at no upfront cost to you and deduct the fees from generated revenue.
What's the Difference Between Popcorn Trailer vs Third Party Platform Payout Calculation?
What Do I Need To Do To Be Paid?
Note: Popcorn Trailer pays you, the content owner, once a calendar quarter. Payment is sent 60 days after the quarter ends. We only send payments when a $600 threshold is met. Popcorn Trailer will report on and pay you (80%) of net receipts, and retain the remaining (20%) of net receipts, of the AVOD Revenue Share paid to Popcorn Trailer by AVOD Partners.
AVOD Partners are responsible for the calculation of advertising-related statistics, which may include but are not limited to, impressions, unique clicks, actions and revenue generated on such AVOD Partner platform. Popcorn Trailer does not control the ad decisions or insertion of applicable AVOD Partners .
POPCORN TRAILER PLATFORM FEES
There are no fees to stream on Popcorn Trailer. Free to submit. No encoding fees. No Processing fees.
THIRD PARTY AVOD SERVICE FEES
We do not charge a fee to submit or stream on our main platforms, however there are fees associated with third party AVOD platforms including but not limited to encoding, storage, and ingesting. We deliver your title to the third party platform at no upfront cost to you and deduct the fees from generated revenue.
|AVOD Processing Fee||TRT - up to 30 minutes||$225|
|AVOD Processing Fee||TRT - 30 - 60 minutes||$350|
|AVOD Processing Fee||TRT - Extended Runtimes||$1000|
|AVOD Resubmission Fee||TRT - All Runtimes||$50|
|AVOD Yearly Admin Fee||TRT - All Runtimes||$100|
|Paid Promotions Fee||Digital Marketing Fees||TBD|
We blur the lines between a distributor and aggregator since we're offering benefits to filmmakers that are non-traditional.
Our process is always evolving to create a rewarding relationship with filmmakers. For example, there aren't many or no aggregators in the industry that market your film when it's placed on third party platforms. This is a missing benefit we offer because it takes invested time and money to be successful in this crowded industry. We'll occasionally run paid promotions in combination with your marketing efforts to support your film. Overall, you're responsible for the marketing of your film, however we're here to help. We work on a non-exclusive basis with content owners.
We push to get all content streaming on Third Party platforms in combination with Popcorn Trailer as we grow our streaming service. The Third Party platforms (ie Tubi TV, Xumo, Pluto TV .etc) is what will ultimately increase your revenue. This opportunity provides a larger audience and increased viewership.
Popcorn Trailer - QC (quality control) automatically starts when we’ve received everything for your title. The process usually takes a week to 30 days to go live on popcorntrailer.com. We will email you when it passes QC, or if anything comes up. When your title passes QC, it becomes available in our the global marketplace. From there you'll be sent a link to your video page so you can promote it.
Third Party Platforms - If you choose to participate, we deliver a custom asset package to streaming services. We handle all of the leg work once you've provided the proper assets. Your title then gets processed by the streaming service. It usually takes another 2 - 3 weeks before it goes live. The selection process and time-frame varies and is out of our control. Anywhere from a few weeks to a few months is normal for a title selection period for platforms.
Note: We can't resubmit your project if it was previously denied. Duplicate submissions and rejections are not allowed. We'll receive the same rejection you were sent.
Short answer, no.
When you submit your film, we will review it and decide if the quality is align with our distribution standards for both Popcorn Trailer and third party platforms. We can't make a guarantee that your content will be selected by any third party publishers outside of Popcorn Trailer. It's an open marketplace, we don’t control if or when your title will be selected by a curated streaming service.
Popcorn Trailer Platforms - Typically after you submit your film it takes 30 - 60 days.
Third Party Platforms - Each streaming service has their own procedure and time-frame. Some take only a few days, but in most cases please expect anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks. On rare occasions of a QC fail/reject on the streaming services’ ends, we will first try to eliminate any issues first and redeliver. We will reach out to you if needed.
Codecs and file formats
We accept a wide range of codecs and file formats. Below are the ones we recommend.
Please always export your videos in their original frame rates. Below are the frame rates we accept:
Resolutions and aspect ratios
As long as the pixels are square (1:1 Pixel Aspect Ratio, no anamorphic pixels) and the picture is not stretched or squeezed, we accept almost all resolutions. No need to upscale/downscale or add black bars.
You must be of the age of majority in your jurisdiction of legal residence.
By making a submission to us, you represent and warrant that:
(a) You have the authority to submit the film for our consideration.
(b) Your submission is made without any condition of secrecy or confidentiality.
(c) Your submitted film contains no material that infringes upon any third-party right and/or is defamatory, indecent, hate speech, excessive violence, slanderous or libellous, or contains any other actionable offences and/or violates any applicable law.
(d) You have obtained all the necessary rights (including music rights), consents, authorizations and licenses in respect of the film.
(e) There is no pending or anticipated litigation regarding the film.
(f) The film is a non-fiction/documentary or a fiction/narrative short film with a duration minimum of 10 minutes.
(g) The film must not be in the public domain, and must be validly registered for copyright (if applicable).
You further agree that you will indemnify Popcorn Trailer, LLC, and its affiliates, successors, licensees and assigns against any and all claims arising out of your breach of any of your representations or warranties hereunder. We are under no obligation to review submitted material.
We try to respond to all submissions, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we may only respond to those that we are interested to acquire, in which case, we will contact you and negotiate with you in good faith the terms and conditions of such desired exploitation.