The European Next Generation Funds have awarded 2.3 million euros to a project that will allow, within nine months, the Spanish Film Library to have its own streaming platform, with which It is intended to collect and disseminate a large part of the heritage that until now the public could only access in the sessions of the Cine Doré. Most of the investment will be allocated to the development of the tool, developed by the Valencian SME Tyris and which will have all the usual details: from the recommended algorithm to the possibility of rating and sharing the content between users.
It will not, however, be a standard streaming platform: the publicly owned funds of the institution’s historical archive will be on it. It is a material that is being digitized at the same time that the service is taking shape, and that the institution has baptized as Heritage. In this section of the Filmoteca collection there is everything from public domain material to films as we currently understand them. It will be possible to download fragments of these contents and agreements are expected to be reached with institutions to increase the catalogue, perhaps with payment options for using these fragments (with rates similar to the current ones).
However, this material will be freely accessible. It is a kind of more accessible implementation and with better and more organized funds than what can already be seen on the RTVE website or the Vimeo channel of the Spanish Film Library, where material related to the cycles is often released for a limited time. that Cine Doré organizes every month.
The platform will also have a second aspect: a space for professionals that will allow unreleased material to be exchanged and viewed privately and intended for festivals, producers, distributors, etc. This project of the Spanish Film Library, thus, does not intend to compete with the rest of the streaming platforms, but to function as a tool for the dissemination and knowledge of less accessible and well-known Spanish cinema.
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