Film Annex Frequently asked questions

  1. How can I recover my password?
  2. How can I upload my films on Film Annex?
  3. How can I watch the films on Film Annex directly on my TV?
  4. What is the movie format supported by Film Annex?
  5. How to Curate and Generate Revenues on Your Web TV.
  6. How to Manage the Channels on your Web TV
  7. How to increase Web TV traffic and revenues

How can I recover my password?

You may recover your password by simply clicking on the following link:
Password recovery form
and entering your e-mail address.

How can I upload my films on Film Annex?

  1. Log in to your Film Annex account.
  2. Choose "upload" from the dropdown welcome menu
  3. Fill out the upload form
  4. Choose the "Trailer" or the "Full-length movie" option.
  5. Choose the file you want to upload.

We accept most formats, but like .mp4 and .mov files the best.
Codec: H.264/AAC.
Frame rate: "Current" is best; 30 fps for USA, Canada, and Japan; 25 fps for the rest of the world.
Data rate: 1000 kbits/sec (SD), 2000 kbits/sec (HD).
Resolution: 640x480 (SD), 1280x720 (HD).
Deinterlacing: Yes (if shot in DV format).
Audio: 320 kbps/44.100 kHz.
Very important: Please make sure that your file is optimized for streaming and your output field is set to progressive.

ResolutionBit RateCodecContainerFrame RateFile Size
640x480 (4:3)1.0 MBpsh.264mp4/movsame as source940mb Max
852 x 480 (16:9)1.0 MBpsh.264mp4/movsame as source940mb Max
1152 x 864 (4:3)1.5 MBpsh.264mp4/movsame as source940mb Max
1280 x 720 (16:9)1.5 MBpsh.264mp4/movsame as source940mb Max
This table is purely indicative, suitable bitrate greatly varies depending on video content.

NOTE: Please be aware that uploaded materials will not go online immediately. All uploaded videos are subject to review and they go through the Film Annex administration first. They are reviewed, converted, and put online by our programmers. Please give us at least a few hours for this process.

Thank you for choosing Film Annex to present your work. If you have any questions, check out our F.A.Q page or email us at

How can I watch the films on Film Annex directly on my TV?

Here is an example - TV: Sharp Aquos, Computer: Macbook Pro.

The TV has an HDMI port (video only) and RCA ports (audio).  The computer has a DVI port (video) and a Mini Plug port for audio. 

You can easily purchase the cables and connect the two.

1 cable: HDMI to FVI (video), one Y cable with 2 RCA plugs and 1 Mini Plug (audio).

What is the movie format supported by Film Annex?

We accept most formats such as Quicktime movie, Mpeg-4, Flash, WMV, AVI, etc.  However we do recommend H.264/MPEG-4 or H.264 Quicktime files for a high-quality viewing experience.

How to Curate and Generate Revenues on Your Web TV.

Every registered user gets a free Web TV channel on Film Annex that they can curate and generate revenues on. Our user-friendly design enables you to add movies and blog posts to your channels, making them personal and interactive.

How to Locate Your Web TV

When you're logged into your Film Annex account, you'll most likely be on our homepage. Click on the green drop-down welcome menu on the right hand corner of the page and choose "My Web TV."

How to Curate Your Web TV

To start curating your Web TV, browse our Open Film Library., also located in the green drop-down welcome menu. You can add a movie to your channel by clicking on the "Add this movie to my Web TV" button. If you want to pick a movie that is not in our Open Film Library, you can do it by clicking the same "add" button and requesting the permission of the filmmaker who owns the movie. Once the filmmaker accepts your request, the film will appear on your channel. Films from the Open Film Library will appear in your channel instantly. You can add a movie to your channel by clicking on the "Add this movie to my Web TV" button. If you want to pick a movie that is not in our Open Film Library, you can do it by clicking the same "add" button and requesting the permission of the filmmaker who owns the movie. Once the filmmaker accepts your request, the film will appear on your channel. Films from the Open Film Library will appear in your channel instantly.

How to Add Blog Posts to Your Web TV

In addition to your movie selection, every blog post you write on your Film Annex profile will appear on your Web TV channel. When you are on "My Page", click on the "New blog post" button to write a new blog. Add pictures and links, embed videos, etc. to make your post more interactive.

Revenue Share

On Film Annex, you generate revenues based on your BuzzScore, a scoring system that calculates your influence and ability to engage your audience with social media tools. you can monitor your revenues on your "Revenue" page. Once you have a minimum of $ 0.2 earning, you can request payment.

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Web TV and Increase Your Revenues

How to Manage the Channels on your Web TV

To add a public domain movie to your channel:

  1. Visit our Public Domain Film Page
  2. Select a movie by clicking on one of the thumbnails
  3. Click on the "Add this movie to my Web TV" button on the right hand side of the page. You will be directed to your Web TV administration and see the message, "Operation successful! Now you can host the requested movie on your Web TV(s)"
  4. If you have more than one Web TV channel, select the one you want to add the movie to by clicking on the channel name in the right hand column
  5. Now the film's thumbnail will appear in the middle column, titled, "Web TV Movies"
  6. Check your Web TV channel in 30 minutes to see the updates

To add a non-public domain movie to your channel:

  1. Find the movie you want to add to your channel
  2. Click on the "Add this movie to my Web TV" button on the right hand side of the page. Your request will be sent to the filmmaker through the Film Annex messaging system.
  3. You will be notified when the filmmaker approves your request. You can check your email or Film Annex inbox or see if your request was approved.
  4. The approved video will be added to your "My Movies" column on the "Admin Your Web TVs" page.
  5. Click on the movie's thumbnail to add it to your channel on the "Admin Your Web TVs" page.

How to feature 3 videos on your Web TV Channel

You can select up to 3 videos to feature on your Web TV channel. These videos will appear on the top of the page the same way they do on http://www.filmannex.com. This section is called "the spotlight".

  1. Log-in to your profile
  2. Click on the welcome menu
  3. Choose "Admin Your Web TVs"
  4. Click on the Web TV name
  5. Choose "spotlight" on the lefthand side and select up to 3 movies

How to increase Web TV traffic and revenues

To add a public domain movie to your channel:

  1. Upload content on a regular basis, videos and/or blogs.
  2. Share your work using the social media sharing buttons available on every movie/blog page.
  3. Promote your Web TV on third-party sites and social networks. On your social network profiles, make sure you link back to your Web TV channel, so your audience knows where your content is.
  4. Get people to subscribe to your page so they get a notification every time you upload new content (videos and blogs)