Cinelan is a platform for the aggregation and syndication of documentary content with some unique features. Their business model is an interesting variation on brand funded content. Their current project called Focus Forward is backed by GE and pays selected doco makers to produce short-form content around the idea of “..innovative people who are reshaping the world through act or invention”.
Damon Smith visited MIFF to show examples from the Focus Forward catalogue and invite Australian doco makers to make submissions. He’s offering some big bucks in a competition too.