Kino Film Collection Announced at Cannes Film Festival

By Cyber-NY | May 24, 2024
The Kino Film Collection - More Ways To Watch

More Ways to Watch

Kino Lorber, a leading name in independent film distribution for over 45 years, is expanding Kino Film Collection with its own direct-to-consumer streaming service with apps for Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku.  The website and powerful search tool were designed and built on Logic CMX using Vimeo API to connect to the video library and metadata connected from Kino Lorber's main product database also hosted on Logic CMX.

Following a successful launch last November in the U.S. on Prime Video Channels, where it will remain available, the service will now also be available as a standalone streaming service for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year after a 7-day free trial. The Collection features hundreds of films from Kino Lorber’s expansive library of more than 4,000 titles, many now streaming for the first time, along with new releases fresh from theaters and festivals.

In commemoration of its May expansion, Kino Film Collection shines a spotlight on projects and auteurs showcased at the Cannes Film Festival. This curated assortment encompasses early contributions from luminaries such as Yorgos Lanthimos, Jia Zhangke, and Ken Loach, as well as recent festival standouts like the Cannes award-winning and Oscar®-nominated film Four Daughters (Golden Eye Award), directed by Kaouther Ben Hania, and Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Caméra d’Or), helmed by writer-director Pham Tien An.

“The Cannes Film Festival is the beating heart of cinema, and there’s no better place to share the news about this expansion of Kino Film Collection to our own direct-to-consumer streaming service for North American film lovers,” said Richard Lorber, Chairman and CEO of Kino Lorber. “Cannes and the Kino Film Collection are so intertwined because we share a love and appreciation of great films, and we’re very proud to feature so many works that first screened at Cannes among our Collection of the classics of tomorrow and the best of cinema past.”

“It’s been gratifying to see how audiences have enthusiastically embraced our channel on Amazon Prime Video. We’ve been encouraged by the passion, loyalty, and curiosity of our subscribers,” said Lisa Schwartz, Chief Revenue Officer, Kino Lorber. “The expansion to direct to consumer is the next natural, and important, step for us as we continue to ensure the Kino Film Collection is a bastion of film curation for New Release and Catalogue films as well as film preservation.”


New Features and Free Trial Offer

The Kino Film Collection built on Logic CMX by Cyber-NY and powered by Vimeo OTT provides an exciting curated catalog of independent, foreign, and classic films that fans of cinema have come to expect from Kino Lorber – all in an easy to browse and search format.  From the start of the home page, visitors are greeted with dynamically populated trays for new and trending films.  To see all of the features first hand, Kino is offering a 7-Day free trial and introductory discount.  Here are some of our favorite features.

Custom trays and carousels created using Logic CMX modules and dynamically populated.

To celebrate the launch at Cannes, a limited trailer and collection of Cannes film festival offerings take a prime position and is an excellent introduction for film fans interested in the festival's legacy of critically acclaimed films.


Festival features and highlights - Kino shines a light on Cannes Film Festival favorites.


Perhaps the most intriguing feature of the new subscription service is the powerful search, browse, and filter features built into Logic CMX that allow Cyber-NY to connect Kino Lorber's film database of over 4,000 titles to Vimeo's OTT service and populate queries drawn from Vimeo playlists and Kino's metadata.  That sounds like a lot, but from the user's perspective, it means that within a few clicks, you are able to find films by subject, director, genre, decade, and country while narrowing the list to find the perfect film to watch.  This feature improves discoverability of titles significantly.


Search with autocomplete, previews, and recommendations powered by Logic CMX


Filter films by category, genre, decades, directors, cast, country, and more.


More About Kino Lorber

With a library of over 4,000 titles, Kino Lorber has been a leader in independent art house distribution for over 45 years, releasing 35 films per year theatrically and garnering seven Academy Award® nominations in nine years. Most recently, the company has expanded its own direct digital platforms through the acquisition of leading international series streamers MHz Choice and Topic and the launch of Kino Film Collection, a subscription service for film lovers showcasing new releases direct from theaters plus curated international, indie, and documentary films and newly restored classics from the Kino Lorber library. Additionally, the company brings hundreds of titles annually to the home entertainment and educational markets through digital and physical media releases.

Cyber-NY worked with Kino Lorber to design and develop the Kino Film Collection with powerful database, search tools, custom content trays and conectivity to Kino Lorber's Film Database and Vimeo OTT API.  With dozens of preset modules, ecommerce, video streaming capabilities, and an intuitive content management system, Logic CMX is the prefect platform for building performance based entertainment applications.  Logic CMX connects directly to leading video platforms including Backlight, CineSend, Ottera, Vimeo, YouTube, and Zype as well as providing built in video streaming and monitization capabilities.  Visit Logic CMX or contact us to learn more.