2 September 2013 10:40 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Vimeo CEO Kerry Trainor said the platform will offer $10,000 advances for a 30-day exclusive digital window on world premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Participating filmmakers will set their own price point for the Vimeo On Demand offerings and choose the territorial footprint of the release.

They will be asked to abide by Vimeo’s exclusivity demand for 30 days or until Vimeo recoups the $10,000 advance, whichever comes first.

After recoupment the platform will split revenues 90/10 in favour of the filmmaker once transaction costs have been deducted.

Trainor (pictured) told Screen International that filmmakers are at liberty to sign deals with other distributors that can come into effect once the exclusivity window has expired.

Vimeo will also obtain the right to keep the film on its catalogue of 2,000-plus titles for two years.

“We’re very eager to see what the response will be,” said Trainor. “The festival community has historically been a core part of the »

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