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Type of business Public
Type of site
video sharing
Available in 5 languages (En, Es, De, Fr, It)
Founded November, 2007
Headquarters North Miami, Florida, U.S.
Key people

James Caan Co-Founder & Chairman

Dmitry Kozko, Co-Founder & CEO

Alan Melikdjanian, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer[1]
Slogan(s) Where creativity meets opportunity
Alexa rank 241,676 (April 2014)[2]
Registration Optional
(required to upload, comment and rate videos)
Launched July 22, 2008 / June 5, 2008
Current status Inactive

Openfilm was a website for finding and distributing independent film. Its Advisory Board included members of the film industry, such as James Caan, Robert Duvall, Scott Caan and Mark Rydell, and independent filmmaker Alan Melikdjanian.[3]

Open The site was named "Best Online Video Sharing Site" by Videomaker Magazine in their 2008 "Best Products of the Year" feature.[4] Openfilm Studios is the co-located production arm of Openfilm's independent filmmaker community.

Openfilm has recently hosted its first Get It Made competition, for a chance to win a $200,000 budget to transform a short film into a feature.[5] The top six user-submitted films are determined by popular vote, at which point a panel of film industry professionals decide the winner.

OpenFilm is no longer active, and the site shows a message that it has been shut down.


  1. ^ Lewin, Elisabeth (Jan 29, 2009). "Openfilm Rewards Indie Filmmakers with $500". PodcastingNews. 
  2. ^ " Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  3. ^ Morris, Chris (April 2010). "Website offers filmmakers aid". Variety. 
  4. ^ "Videomaker's 2008 Best Online Video-Sharing Site: Openfilm". Videomaker. February 2009. 
  5. ^ OpenFilm "Get It Made" competition

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