Date: August 28, 2020
“Twelve years ago, after showcasing a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, we realized how difficult it was for nearly every independent filmmaker to reach their full potential global audience via traditional distribution. SnagFilms was born out of that need. For 12 years, we provided a home to thousands of filmmakers – for many, the only way their films could be seen.
It has always been a difficult business proposition, and with the current economic crisis, an impossible one for us to continue. With deep regret, we have shut down the SnagFilms service, and by the end of May will be wrapping up our relationships with the filmmakers, production companies and other content owners we have been honored to serve for more than a decade.
Film fans, please continue to seek out independent film and television – these unique voices are more important than ever.
And thanks to all for your past support.
Rick Allen, CEO”
SnagFilms was one of the better “free movie channels”, you could find on Roku…and online…
It featured independent films, and was really quite great.
This is a pretty heavy blow, from my point of view.
I had a long list of URLs, to movies on their server which I’d intended on sharing here…In fact, I was browsing that list a bit ago, trying to find a movie to share tonight…when I was ultimately led to this heart breaking announcement.