Stream Movies with IndieFlix
April 18, 2013
IndieFlix is one of MCPL’s newest databases where you can stream independent films and shorts for free! You can find a wide variety of videos, and they have a great filtering system to help you find exactly what you are looking for. You do have to create a free account with IndieFlix, and when you log in, you see a warning that the films are not rated "and may contain offensive language, scenes of violence and sexual situations" (parents will need to be responsible to monitor their kids’ usage).
Once you have logged in, the top of the page shows a Mood Filter, which allows you to narrow down what you are looking for by three categories – What are you in the mood to watch? (genres), How much time do you have? (length), and What should it be rated? The rating system on IndieFlix is not the typical MPAA system (G, PG, etc.), but rather their own designations – All Ages, 13+, and 17+. IndieFlix also has their movies sorted into Channels such as celebrity, romance, sci-fi, and zombies.
There is something on IndieFlix for everyone, like From Rags to Reuben, a comedy about a misguided search for true love with a cameo by Corey Feldman (17+); The Saga of Biorn, an animated short following an old Viking trying to reach Valhalla (13+); or Murphy’s Shorts, about a boy who likes to show off receiving his just desserts (All Ages). You can also find films from festivals like Sundance, Slamdance, and the Seattle International Film Festival. IndieFlix is a fun way to find films that you may not hear about otherwise, and it is all free through your library!