Viddsee

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Viddsee Pte Ltd
Viddsee logo.png
Screenshot
Viddsee screenshot.png
Type of business Private company
Type of site
Video hosting service
Available in English, Chinese (partial), Indonesian (partial)
Founded January 2013[1]
Headquarters Ayer Rajah, Singapore
Area served Asia
Founder(s) Ho Jia Jian, Derek Tan
Website viddsee.com
Alexa rank Increase 162,762 (February 2018)[2]
Registration Optional
Launched January 2013[1]
Current status Active[2]

Viddsee is a video entertainment platform that drives distribution and marketing of short premium content, founded by engineer-filmmaking duo Ho Jia Jian and Derek Tan.[3]

The company headquarters is in Blk71 in Ayer Rajah Industrial Estate in Singapore,[4] with offices in Malaysia and Indonesia. Its main markets are the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Its unique stories have generated over 1 billion views through Viddsee’s mobile applications and platforms with its proprietary marketing insight of targeted communities and content.

History

Viddsee started as a curation platform for short films,[5] focusing on discovery and delivery of short films that are marketed to audiences across web, mobile and app platforms.[6]

As it grew its content library, Viddsee grew its filmmaker community through partnerships with international and regional film festivals.[7] It focused on empowering filmmakers and bringing value back to its filmmaker community, such as through its partnership with Nikon.[8]

Content and distribution partnerships with publishers, TV networks and distributors helped increase the visibility of the content across platforms, such as with Yahoo!,[9] Discovery Networks,[10] Lifetime Asia [11] and roKKi for inflight streaming on AirAsia .[12]

It also has a partnership with Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority (IMDA)[13] to promote Singaporean short films, with the support of the Singapore Film Commission.

It held its first offline event in 2016 in Indonesia, the Viddsee Juree Awards, to celebrate and support filmmakers and film communities in Asia.[14] The 2017 edition was held in the Philippines.[15]

As part of its commercialisation bid, Viddsee announced its venture into original content creation with launch of Viddsee Studios, headed by executive producer Kenny Tan.[16]

Five original web series are slated for 2018, through a separate partnership with IMDA.[17]

Viddsee Originals

The 2018 slate of Viddsee Originals are a short film anthology, three social documentary series, a coming-of-age comedy-drama, a web series about a taxi driver and a dramatic thriller series about cyberbullying.

The ten Singaporean filmmakers in this slate of content are Ellie Ngim, Michael Tay, JD Chua, Rifyal Giffari, Sabrina Poon, Christine Seow, Ng Yiqin, Eileen Chong, Jacky Lee and Don Aravind.[18]

Platform

Viddsee is available on the web, mobile web, iOS and Android available on the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store.

Content Partnerships

Viddsee has content partnerships with a growing list of film festivals, such as the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival, Cinemalaya Philippine Independent Film Festival, Women's Voices Now, Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, IFVA festival, China International New Media Short Film Festival, Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Kaohsiung Film Festival 高雄電影節, Golden Harvest Awards 高雄電影節, Network for the Promotion of Asian Cinema's Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival, Sedicicorto International Short Film Festival, Guam International Film Festival, Luang Prabang Film Festival, Sapporo International Short Film Festival, Scream Queen Filmfest Tokyo, Youth Film Festival, Singapore Short Film Awards, YXine Film Festival, The KOMAS Freedom Film Festival, Freshwave Film Festival, and the TBS DigiCon6, among others.

It also has partnerships with film schools and film-based organisations. As of 2017, the following film schools have channels on Viddsee: Griffith Film School, The Puttnam School of Film & Animation at the LASALLE College of the Arts, the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Digital & Film Department at Temasek Polytechnic, the Department of Visual Studies at Kongju National University, Film And TV Faculty at Institut_Kesenian_Jakarta Institut Kesenian Jakarta Fakultas Film dan Televisi ( FFTV ), and the Film and TV Department at Multimedia Nusantara University, among others.

It has channels from the following film-based organisations and groups: Iran: Untold Stories, The Okinawa FIlm Office, Our Better World, The Asian Film Archive, Singapore’s National Arts Council, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, and the CILECT Asia-Pacific Association (CAPA).

References

  1. ^ a b Millward, Steven (February 6, 2013). "New Startup Makes Southeast Asian Short Films More Social and Accessible". Tech In Asia. Tech in Asia Pte Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Viddsee.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved February 27, 2018. 
  3. ^ Millward, Steven (February 6, 2013). "New Startup Makes Southeast Asian Short Films More Social and Accessible". Tech In Asia. Tech in Asia Pte Ltd. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  4. ^ Singapore Tourism Board. "Singapore's leading-edge technologies are taking Asia by storm". Quartz. Atlantic Media. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  5. ^ Blair, Gavin J (December 3, 2013). "Video Site Viddsee to Take Asian Short Films to the World". THR. THR Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  6. ^ Ghoshal, Abhimanyu (December 3, 2013). "Viddsee brings indie short films from Southeast Asia to your Android device". The Next Web Inc. THR Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  7. ^ Ferraz, Erra (October 6, 2015). "Viddsee's aim of empowering filmmakers". Rappler Holdings Corporation. Rappler. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  8. ^ Loh, Genevieve Sarah (April 24, 2015). "Viddsee short film-makers to win Nikon D7200 camera kit every month". MediaCorp Press. Today Online. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  9. ^ Blair, Gavin J (June 3, 2014). "Yahoo Partners With Asian Short Film Platform Viddsee". THR. THR Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  10. ^ Shu, Clair (May 31, 2016). "Asian indie film platform Viddsee signs content deal with Discovery". AOL. AOL. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Lifetime Asia link up with Singaporean entertainment platform Viddsee". Lighthouse Independent Media. Lighthouse Independent Media. May 18, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  12. ^ "Viddsee partners roKKi to get Southeast Asian short films on AirAsia". Optimatic. Optimatic. October 18, 2016. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  13. ^ Shanmuga Retnam, Reena Devi (November 23, 2016). "New Singapore film channel by Viddsee to build support for local works". MediaCorp Press. Today Online. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  14. ^ Fikri, Muhammad Rizal (March 9, 2016). "Film Animasi Kapur dan Dokumenter Merapi Berjaya di Viddsee Juree". Muvila.com. Muvila.com. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  15. ^ Donato, Reena Jerry (November 29, 2017). "Viddsee celebrates Pinoy stories in short form". PhilStar Media Group. PhilStar Media Group. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  16. ^ Daswani, Mansha (November 29, 2017). "Viddsee, IMDA Partner for Original Content". World Screen. World Screen. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  17. ^ Salim, Zafirah (November 29, 2017). "Viddsee Moves From Curation To Creation - Partners IMDA To Release 5 Original Series In 2018". GRVTY Media. GRVTY Media. Retrieved January 27, 2018. 
  18. ^ Lim, Shawn (February 9, 2018). "Viddsee unveils slate of original content for 2018". The Drum. Carnyx Group Ltd. Retrieved March 8, 2018. 

External links

  • Viddsee
  • Viddsee Channel
  • Viddsee BUZZ
  • Viddsee Community
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