VHX SCREENERS: BETTER PROMOTION FOR YOUR FILM
Your project is finished! It’s time to promote your work. How are you sending your screeners?
Are you sharing password-protected uploads? Are you remembering to rotate passwords between festivals? (Eeek! We hope so.) But that whole song and dance gets clunky.
Excited about this feature. Someone handed me a DVD screener the other day and had to tell them to keep it. I don’t own a DVD player.
"I was born inside the movie of my life… I don’t remember how I got into the movie, but it continues to entertain me." -Roger Ebert
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Donate 25 big ones to the cause and be rewarded with early streaming access, powered by VHX, before it’s released in theaters.
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SUBTITLES INCREASE TRAFFIC & CONVERSION RATES. MAKE ‘EM
We looked at data for artists on VHX and found that adding subtitles means more sales. Why? More traffic + a higher conversion rate.
More people can see your film.
At the most basic level, subtitles allow you to reach a wider audience. Because, language! You spent all this time on your creative work, and now you want fans to see it. Subtitles open the door to your potential audience, who are in many countries and speak many languages. On the VHX platform, 48% of sales come from outside the US.
Subtitles also increase the traffic driven to your site from associated countries. Fans in Japan, watching your movie with Japanese subtitles, tell their friends about your movie. That added community immediately grows the potential buzz and social media reach of your content, as fans bring fans to your site. Our data shows that films and video content with subtitles consistently outperform those without subtitles.
More people coming to your site will buy your film.
Subtitles impact the conversion rates of associated countries significantly. Your conversion rate represents the number of people who buy out of the total number of people who visit your site - an important stat that artists can track in the VHX dashboard.
Your international audience is on average twice as likely to purchase your film after visiting your website when subtitles are available in their language. Check out the data for this VHX film, whose international conversion rates jumped after the creators added subtitles in extra languages:
We’re still tracking data as more and more artists expand their international reach with subtitles, and we’ll share more numbers as they come. For artists using the VHX platform, you can find more info about uploading subtitles and recommendations for subtitling software from fellow creators at help.vhx.tv.
In closing…subtitles! Subtítulos! Subtiitrid! Get all kinds of multilingual. And let us know if you have more tips to share.
So awesome. We have a lot more of these on the way.
Meeting in the VHX jungle.