IN THIS ARTICLE
- What are Screeners?
- What can you do with Screeners?
- Sending a Screener
- Watching a Screener
- Deleting a Screener
What are screeners?
Screeners let you send a free streaming-only copy of your movie to anyone you'd like to promote your film. Screeners are time-sensitive; you control the window of access.
⚠️Note: You get 100 free Screeners every month to send out at no cost to you. After that, they cost you $1 for each additional sent.
What can you do with screeners?
Send a streaming copy of your work to those you want to see it (with a set expired time of up to 90 days). We recommend using Screeners to send to the following:
- Press/Bloggers - Before your movie goes on sale, send to any press or bloggers who might want to review your movie.
- Producers - Send rough cuts of your work to producers, so they can quickly view it without downloading.
- Friends - Get editing/music/color advice on your piece from your closest friends. Send them a copy of your rough cut.
You can enable Screeners to be shareable. This means that the recipient can share the watch link with others without restriction:
- Sharing OFF: Recipient will be blocked if accessed from more than 3 devices or 2 different locations per day.
- Sharing ON: Recipient may watch as many times as they want and share with other people.
Sending a screener
Screeners can be sent by following these steps:
- Head to the Screeners page, which is under Distribution > Promote in the Vimeo OTT Admin.
- Select Manage screeners, then click Send screener.
- Choose which video to send from the Video to send drop-down menu.
- Enter email addresses of the recipient(s); multiple emails can be separated by commas.
- Select the number of days the viewer should have access; you can select between 1 and 90 days.
- Include an optional personal message to the recipient.
- Set sharing to on or off.
- OFF: Recipient will be blocked if accessed from more than 3 devices or 2 different locations per day.
- ON: Recipient may watch as many times as they want and share with other people.
- Select Send Screener.
Watching a screener
Recipients will get an email with a special watch link, which will send them to a webpage that will stream your film and let them know when the link expires. Here's an example:
Note that screeners can only be viewed in a browser and not in branded apps (if you have them).
An expiration countdown begins as soon as the recipient clicks the watch link. After that, the screening can be accessed at any point throughout the viewing window.
Deleting a screener
To delete a Screener, click the drop-down arrow button on the Screener you wish to delete and Click Revoke access.
⚠️Note: When you delete a Screener, it will remove access to view the Screener for the recipient. If they are on the Screening page, they will be able to finish the video.