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Film Submissions - rippleFLIX

Why rippleFLIX?

rippleFLIX is creating a powerful collection of quality films that entertain, educate, and inspire our growing number of members.

rippleFLIX promotional campaigns are designed to increase awareness for films and impact themes that matter. We amplify you and your film across a dynamic multi-channel network.

We’re making a difference. Together.

Innovation and dedication to quality!

rippleFLIX delivers a high-quality film streaming experience. And you have access to a custom dashboard where you’re able to track your film’s impact, update your profile, upload film assets, stay in touch with your rippleFLIX representative, and support your film’s campaign.

Help us to help you.

Audiences want to meet filmmakers and hear about a film’s backstory. rippleFLIX goes beyond streaming your film, we’re committed to you, and your film’s mission. And, we make it easy for audiences to donate to both your film, and a worthy cause.

That means you earn more from the rippleFLIX film donation feature, our affiliate program, and our shared revenue model. The more we grow, the more you earn.

Film Submission

We’re all in this together!

How to submit a film.

rippleFLIX is currently accepting film submissions and we look forward to hearing from you.  

rippleFLIX is seeking quality films that entertain, educate, and inspire. Our impact theme areas include climate, wellness, social justice, education, human rights, art/culture, and nature. All genres and length of films are supported.  

Each film goes through a submission review before it’s accepted.

Steps for submitting your film:

  1. Fill out the form on this page and don’t forget to include directions for how to access your screener.
  2. In the Logline area please provide a brief synopsis of the project.

After reviewing your screener and written materials we will contact you regarding the status of your film acceptance, and next steps. Current response times are approximately 4-8 weeks and we appreciate your patience.

Preferred format for submission is a link to the film online.

For all additional questions, please contact films@rippleflix.com. Please note that because of the volume of submissions, we may require 24 hours to get back with you. 

We look forward to seeing your film, supporting your distribution needs, and making a difference. Together.

How we promote your film, your film’s mission, and you!

rippleFLIX is a amplifier for talented and devoted filmmakers. We know you’re great at telling stories and making films that inspire. We’re good at getting your film in front of audiences.

rippleFLIX campaigns and methodologies gets your film seen thereby creating awareness and impact for the things that matter most. We collaborate with you, non-profits, and our audiences and partners to amplify your film.

We’re all in this together!

rippleFLIX multi-channel experience, custom filmmaker page, and featured film news areas go beyond to make your film launch a success. We partner with organizations to amplify your film’s reach and increase your bottom line.

How we pay filmmakers.

Our bottom line, is your profit line. As we grow our revenues, you grow yours.

Here’s why we’re different.

rippleFLIX is dedicated to your success. We not only promote your film, we promote you and your film’s mission.

First, rippleFLIX pays its filmmakers for each minute their film is viewed, and we provide each filmmaker with a secure dashboard where you can track your film views. We’re in this together so use the dashboard to share updates and additional assets associated with your film, and stay in touch with your rippleFLIX representative.

It all adds up to more. Here’s three ways you earn more on rippleFLIX:

1) Film Streaming Revenues
On a quarterly basis, rippleFLIX puts 33% of film membership revenues into a pool and divide it by the total minutes of  films viewed to determine a per minute valuation. This valuation is used to pay you for each minutes that your film is watched on the rippleFLIX platform. As we grow, so does your deposit.

2) Affiliate Payment Program
Use your passion and skills and drive your networks to rippleFLIX and get paid for every subscriber that joins rippleFLIX for over 3 months. So be sure to add a link to rippleFLIX to all of your communication channels via your custom Affiliate program link.

3) Film Project Donations
rippleFLIX audiences can donate to your film. Your rippleFLIX custom filmmaker page is where people learn about you, your film’s backstory, and your film’s mission. Audiences are able to donate to your film, your next project, and a non-profit(s), right from your personal page. Donations made to filmmakers are subject a 18% management fee to cover costs, and we’re working to assure that eventually 100% of donations to non-profits goes to the designated organization.

Terms are subject to change without notice. For policies refer to the Filmmaker Terms of Use.

Filmmaker custom dashboard.

Filmmaker Custom Dashboard

Our goal is to connect filmmakers with their audiences and audiences with filmmakers.

We provide our registered filmmakers with the analytics needed to track the ripple effect of their film, gain a clear picture of how many times your film has been seen, and the demographics of audiences who are watching.

Working Better. Together.

Having a clear picture of your film’s impact is valuable. Your dashboard lets you manage your social sharing and track affiliate rewards, track your revenues, and see how audiences are rating your film. We want to assure you have access to the information that matters most to you.

Also, use your dashboard to stay in touch with our team and provide updates and additional film assets. 

Important things to know.

rippleFLIX Has Your Best Interest in Mind.

Here’s a few additional ways that we support you and your film.

  • We are not exclusive. We want your film to inspire as many audiences as possible. rippleFLIX creates a superior experience for audiences to watch your film, share with social networks and track their giving. We feel if we do it better, we all win.
  • We accept films from around the world and in every language.
  • Our digital platform is secure and provides a quality experience for our users.
  • Audiences will be able to experience your film on-demand and on any device.

rippleFLIX Value Proposition for Filmmakers

  • Featured films and filmmakers are selected for campaigns.
  • Each film will have a custom page that features aspects of the film, creators, and artists. The filmmaker is responsible for providing all the assets for this page. All assets must be submitted before the page is “live” on rippleFLIX.
  • Each filmmaker will have a custom dashboard for tracking film views, and more.

Impact Lens

  • rippleFLIX mission is to provide quality films that inspire, educate, and entertain audiences.
  • rippleFLIX is a “by-the-people, for-the-people” platform providing relevant and inspiring content that addresses the most relevant issues of our time.
  • We believe in collaborations and value our employees, filmmakers and their investors, non-profits, and our strategic partners.
  • rippleFLIX triple bottom line is People, Planet, and Profits.

Our Values

  • These five core values guide our decision making:  transparency, integrity, meaningful results, shared learning, and our word is our bond.

How to apply for a grant.

As we grow, rippleFLIX is dedicated to supporting filmmakers and is working to launch a film grant program. Please stay in touch and sign-up for our newsletter for updates and information for future grant and scholarship programs.

Our partners are seeking quality filmmakers to tell relevant stories. Completing a film takes more than grit, nerve, and creativity; it takes funding, trusted relationships, and time. rippleFLIX goal is to bring filmmakers together with the things needed to succeed.

We’re driven to support filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who are committed to social change, and the art of filmmaking.

Affiliate Program Sign-up.

We encourage all filmmakers to sign-up for the rippleFLIX Affiliate Program.

All filmmakers, with films streaming on our platform or not, can earn income and help create ripples of change. 

Why Participate?

1. Offer your friends, family, and social networks a discounted rate on an Annual Membership and unlimited access to great films and content.

Offer includes a one month free trial on both the Monthly and Annual Memberships.
New subscribers enjoy a large selection of films on-demand and on any device, cause donation tracking, and more

2. Support independent filmmakers
Filmmakers receive a percentage of subscription revenue – each new subscriber will directly supports your bottom line.

3. Earn cash for every new monthly subscriber and annual subscriber that you refer 

How to get started:

Email AffiliateInfo@rippleflix.com to get set up with a rippleFLIX affiliate account. 

  • We will provide you with a unique referral affiliate link to share with your network
  • Share your link on social networks, on your blog, through email, and your website
  • Collect as many referrals for new subscribers as you want!

Terms of use.

When you submit your film you agree to rippleFLIX Terms of Use and Copyright

Copyright notice: Intellectual property and submitted material policies

RippleFLIX expects that its users will from time to time use the Site or Resources to submit suggestions or comments about RippleFLIX’s products or services, including the Resources or Site. If you decide to transmit feedback, creative ideas, or materials, such as ideas for products, services, promotions, product names, technologies or processes, whether in the form of answers, questions, comments, suggestions, expressive works, plans, or otherwise (but excluding any completed software applications which shall be submitted in accordance with the last paragraph of this section) (“Creative Submissions”), via the Site(s) or Resources, RippleFLIX must protect its ability to pursue strategies or exploit ideas, whether coming from RippleFLIX’s employees or from third parties, that may be the same or similar to the such submissions. By transmitting, uploading, posting or submitting any Creative Submissions, you hereby grant to RippleFLIX an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, unrestricted license to use, distribute, make, exploit, practice, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display, and authorize others to do so, all such Creative Submissions in any manner whatsoever, in any medium now known or later developed, without compensation, attribution or any obligation to you or to any other person or entity. You agree that RippleFLIX is not under any obligation of confidentiality or restriction, express or implied, with respect to the Creative

Submissions or other feedback.

By transmitting, uploading, posting or submitting any information or material using the Sites (including, without limitation Creative Submissions; collectively, the “Submitted Material”), you represent and warrant that: (i) such Submitted Material is not confidential, secret or proprietary information belonging to someone else; (ii) such Submitted Material does not violate these Terms and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and (iii) no other party has rights in the Submitted Material, in whole or in part, and that your transmission, posting, uploading or submission of the information does not violate any copyright, intellectual property right or other laws or obligations you may have to any person or entity. You agree that you shall have no recourse against RippleFLIX, or its licensors, successors or assigns, for any alleged or actual infringement or misappropriation of any intellectual property right in Submitted Material or any portion thereof. RippleFLIX is not responsible for back-up or restoration of Submitted Material or for any loss of or disablement of access to your Submitted Material.

With respect to certain RippleFLIX initiatives – such as the “RippleFLIX Developer Community” – that encourage third party developers to develop and submit completed software applications (such as “apps” or “widgets”) for use by our customers, RippleFLIX may provide certain Site(s) or Resources that may allow you to submit such completed software applications to RippleFLIX. The license rights that you grant to RippleFLIX with respect to such submitted software applications will be solely as contained in an applicable separate agreement with RippleFLIX, or in separate license terms reflected in or references by the Site or Resource allowing for such submission. Copyright 2015 RippleFLIX.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Filing a DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement:

Pursuant to Title II of the DMCA, all claims alleging copyright infringement for material that is believed to be residing on RippleFLIX’s system or network should be promptly sent in the form of written notice to RippleFLIX’s Designated Agent:

Designated Agent for DMCA Notices

RippleFLIX Copyright Department

Need Address and agent, U.S.A.

Fax 206???-???

Email DMCA@rippleFLIX.com

NOTE: No other notices or communications should be sent to the Designated Agent, who is appointed solely for the purpose of receiving notices of claims alleging copyright infringement under the DMCA.

Specific requirements for proper notification of claimed infringement are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3)). Valid notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:

Signature of copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner;

Identification of copyrighted work claimed to be infringed;

Identification of the material claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material;

Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party (address, phone number and, if available, email address);

A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and

A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right allegedly being infringed.

It is the policy of RippleFLIX that upon receipt of a valid DMCA notice RippleFLIX will remove or disable access to allegedly infringing material.

NOTE: There are substantial penalties for false claims (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(f) – providing sanctions for material misrepresentations of copyright infringement).

Filing a DMCA counter-notification:

If a notice of alleged copyright infringement under the DMCA has been wrongly filed against you, you may submit a counter-notification to RippleFLIX’s Designated Agent. Specific requirements for a proper counter-notification are set forth in the DMCA (see 17 U.S.C. § 512(g)(3)).  A valid counter-notification must be a written communication that includes all of the following elements:

A physical or electronic signature;

Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;

A statement under penalty of perjury that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification; and

Your name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of federal district court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if your address is outside of the U.S., for any judicial district in which the service provider may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the complainant.

Upon receipt of a valid counter-notification, RippleFLIX will forward it to the original complainant who submitted the DMCA notice alleging copyright infringement.  The original complainant will then have ten (10) days to notify RippleFLIX that it has filed a lawsuit relating to the allegedly infringing material otherwise RippleFLIX will restore the removed material or cease disabling access to it.

Repeat Infringer Policy

Pursuant to Section 512 of the DMCA, it is RippleFLIX’s policy to terminate the account of repeat copyright infringers in appropriate circumstances.

Trademarks

The RippleFLIX name and logos and all related product and service names, design marks and slogans are trademarks, service marks, registered trademarks or registered service marks of RippleFLIX and may not be used in any manner without the prior written consent of RippleFLIX. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

How to report child pornography

Child pornography is illegal under federal law and many state laws, and using RippleFLIX Online services to view, store or distribute it is a violation of these Terms. To be clear, the RippleFLIX network may not be used by customers in any fashion for the transmission or dissemination of images containing child pornography.

RippleFLIX wants to make the Internet safe for everyone. If you see what you believe is child pornography, or observe any other illegal activity involving children, you can report it to RippleFLIX by sending us an e-mail. You can also make a report directly to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (“NCMEC”) through CyberTipline or by calling NCMEC at 1-800-843-5678.

Disclaimers of warranty

RIPPLEFLIX AND ITS LICENSORS PROVIDE THE SITES AND RESOURCES “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE “AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE SITES IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE SITES OR ANY RESOURCE BE DEFECTIVE, YOU, AND NOT RIPPLEFLIX OR ITS LICENSORS, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING AND REPAIR. RIPPLEFLIX AND ITS LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, WITH RESPECT TO THE SITES AND RESOURCES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS). WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, RIPPLEFLIX AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SITES OR RESOURCES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR THAT THE SITES OR RESOURCES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE SITES WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT ANY CONTENT OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THE SITES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION GIVEN BY RIPPLEFLIX, ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS OR THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. RIPPLEFLIX AND ITS LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITES OR RESOURCES OR AS TO THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITES OR RESOURCES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITES OR RESOURCES OR FROM RIPPLEFLIX OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS (OR THE RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AFFILIATES, EMPLOYEES, OR AGENTS OF ANY SUCH ENTITIES) (COLLECTIVELY, “THE RIPPLEFLIX PARTIES”) SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. RIPPLEFLIX DISCLAIMS ALL EQUITABLE INDEMNITIES.

Limitation of liability

IN NO EVENT WILL ANY OF THE RIPPLEFLIX PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR (A) ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OR (B) ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER IN EXCESS OF ONE HUNDRED UNITED STATES (US$100.00) DOLLARS (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST REVENUES, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THE SITES OR RESOURCES), WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARE BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, STATUTE, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND EVEN IF ANY RIPPLEFLIX PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED (OR SHOULD HAVE KNOWN) OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless RippleFLIX Parties from and against all losses, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys’ and experts’ fees, arising from or related to claims made by any third-party due to or arising out of (a) Submitted Material or any other content you (or any parties who use your computer, with or without your permission) submit, post or upload to or transmit through the Sites or Resources, (b) your use of the Sites or Resources (or use of the Sites or Resources by any parties who use your computer, with or without your permission), (c) your violation of these Terms and/or your violation of any laws or regulations or the rights of another through the use of the Sites or Resources (or such violations by any parties who use your computer, with or without your permission). These indemnity obligations will survive termination of your relationship with RippleFLIX or your ceasing to use the Sites or Resources. RippleFLIX reserves the right to assume the defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate with RippleFLIX in asserting any available defenses.

International and export issues

Certain subsidiaries or affiliates of RippleFLIX only provide certain regulated telecommunications and other services in certain portions of the United States. If you choose to access any Site from outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, decrees and orders (collectively, “Laws”). You agree to comply with all export and re-export restrictions and regulations of the Department of Commerce and any other United States or foreign agencies and authorities in connection with your use of the Sites and you agree that you shall not transfer, or authorize the transfer, of any Content to a prohibited country or otherwise in violation of any Laws. In particular, but without limitation, the Content may not be exported or re-exported, in violation of any Laws, (a) into any U.S. embargoed countries or (b) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department’s list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department’s Table of Deny Orders. By using any Content subject to any such restrictions and regulations, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Changes to the sites and these terms

All information posted on the site is subject to change without notice and RippleFLIX reserves the right and sole discretion to change, limit, terminate, modify at any time, temporarily or permanently cease to provide the Sites or any part thereof to any user or group of users, without prior notice and for any reason or no reason. RippleFLIX reserves the right, from time to time, to amend or change these Terms (including any of the policies which may be applicable to your use of the Sites) by posting such revisions to the page located in this section (or successor web site). You agree to visit that Web site periodically to be aware of and review any such revisions. Changes to these Terms shall be effective upon posting, and you understand and agree that if you use the Services after the date on which the Terms have changed, RippleFLIX will treat your use of the Services as acceptance of the updated Terms, with prospective effect.

These Terms, together with (i) any additional terms to which you agree when using particular elements of a given Site, and, where applicable, (ii) any separate written or electronic agreement between you and RippleFLIX, constitute the entire and exclusive and final statement of the agreement between you and RippleFLIX with respect to the subject matter hereof, superseding any prior agreements or negotiations between you and RippleFLIX with respect to such subject matter. RippleFLIX’s failure to exercise or enforce any provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such provision. If any provision of these Terms shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. You agree that these Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of New York, and any legal action or proceeding between RippleFLIX and you for any purpose concerning these Terms shall be brought exclusively in a federal or state court of competent jurisdiction sitting in New York. RippleFLIX may assign its rights and duties under these Terms to any party at any time without notice to you. Your rights and duties under these Terms are not assignable by you without our written consent. These Terms do not provide any third party (other than the RippleFLIX Parties) with a remedy, claim, or right of reimbursement.

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