So I've been getting a lot of feedback in the past few weeks and I've finally managed to get the design and the front-end done to a point where the templates are at least functional.
At the moment I'm still polishing and making minor fixes but the main structure is pretty much finished. The main goal in the next weeks is to get the backend finished to a MVP and start getting creators to post their films on the platform.
Now regarding the films and the type of content I'm hoping to promote - from an outsider perspective the idea if indie filmmaking or short films in general is a bit stigmatized. People assume these kind of films are low quality, and most of the time they're not wrong..
My hope is to keep the platform to a high standard and I will only try to promote high quality content. So, to make things clear - most submissions will not get accepted. Sorry. This is not a place for everyone to post their content. Youtube is for that, Vimeo is for that. Sure you can post your content on the forum and get feedback. But I want this platform to be first and foremost a place for people that love watching good films. The last thing I want is for the end user to have to filter through 100 different crappy clips just to find a decent film. The moment that happens everything this community represents becomes worthless.
Anyway, I'm hoping we'll have things ready to launch by the end of this year. Stay tuned for more updates.
PS: If you want to get an idea of how thigs should look like, here's a mockup I've been working on: Adobe XD Link here