DFILM creates visual communication software for the youth market.
In 1999, DFILM launched the MovieMaker, which let users create a short
animated cartoon on a website and email it to their friends. MovieMaker
was extremely viral - each person who received a movie would in turn
create and send movies to 4 or 5 additional friends. As a result, the
application became phenomenally popular, with over 2 million users creating
movies in just the first month it was online. MovieMaker won several
major web awards, was praised in places like the New York Times and
Newsweek, and it was licensed to companies like Yahoo!, Sam Adams Beer,
MisticTeas and the Sierra Club for use on their own sites.
DFILM was founded in 1997 as one of the first major showcases of digital
filmmaking. The goal from the beginning was to show how new technology
was allowing ordinary consumers to express themselves in exiting new
ways. Although a true bootstrap organization in every sense, the company
presented a series of sold out screenings of consumer created digital
films in 50 cities all over the world. DFILM was also invited to organize
the first ever screening of digital filmmaking at the prestigious Cannes
Film Festival in 1999.
DFILM's team has a long history of innovation and experience in the
field of visual communications. Founders created one of the first sites
to let users watch movies on the web in 1994 (going live just a few
months after Netscape was formed) and the first ever online greeting
card site in 1996. DFILM's management team also includes some of the
world's top youth marketing experts. The company received first round
financing from Disney in January 2001. DFILM is now in stealth mode
developing several next generation products.
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