Comunidad Filmin, S.L.
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Founded2007
HeadquartersCarrer Plató 26, Barcelona, Spain
Founder(s)
  • Juan Carlos Tous
  • José Antonio de Luna
  • Jaume Ripoll
Products
URLhttps://www.filmin.es/
Launched
  • 2008 (platform)
  • 2010 (SVOD service)

Comunidad Filmin S.L., doing business as Filmin, is a Spanish subscription video on demand streaming service, primarily dedicated to streaming independent films, as well as a production company and film distributor. The company headquarters is located in Barcelona.[1]

History

Founded by Juan Carlos Tous, José Antonio De Luna and Jaume Ripoll,[2][1] the company was created in 2007.[3] The platform partnered with distribution companies such as Golem, Tornasol, Wanda, El Deseo, Continental, Vértigo, and—later—Avalon.[2] Owing to the special authorization from the ICAA, Tiro en la cabeza [es] became the first Spanish film simultaneously released in theatres and online (on Filmin) in 2008.[3][4] The pay-subscription service began in 2010.[3]

In 2020 the investment funds Nazca Capital and Seaya Ventures (stakeholder in Cabify and Glovo) acquired a 51% of the company shares.[5][6] As of 2021, the platform had 15,000 titles, most of them consisting of European films (65%).[1]

The platform released its first original series, Doctor Portuondo, in October 2021.[7]

Awards

This list is incomplete; you can help by adding missing items. (November 2021)
Year Award Category Result Ref.
2015 59th Sant Jordi Awards Industry Prize Won [8]

References

  1. ^ a b c Navarro, Fernando (20 February 2021). "Filmin: de cómo la pandemia multiplicó el éxito de la casa del cine exquisito". El País.
  2. ^ a b Medina, Marta (21 June 2020). "Filmin cumple 10 años, la historia de unos locos pioneros de las plataformas". El Confidencial.
  3. ^ a b c Fernández, Laura (19 October 2019). "Dentro del mejor año de Filmin". El País.
  4. ^ "'Tiro en la cabeza' se estrena mañana simultáneamente en España en salas e Internet". Europa Press. 2 October 2008.
  5. ^ Morales, Clara (2 December 2020). "Filmin pasa a manos de fondos de inversión con el reto de mantener su independencia: "No vamos a cambiar"". Infolibre.
  6. ^ "Nazca Capital y Seaya toman el control de Filmin para acelerar su crecimiento". Cinco Días. 30 November 2020.
  7. ^ Rivera, Antonio (30 October 2021). "Destripando un hito televisivo: 'Doctor Portuondo', la primera serie original de Filmin". El Confidencial.
  8. ^ "La plataforma de cine Filmin, Premio Sant Jordi RNE de Cinematografía a la Industria". rtve. 30 March 2015.