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It's time to supercharge your best work.

Get your films & series launched on Fearless and tap into the streaming service that puts creators first.

FEARLESS CREATOR RYAN BALAS
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MEET A FEARLESS CREATOR

This is Ryan Balas, one of the many Fearless Creators.

Watch the video to hear Ryan talk about his experience with Fearless and why he's proud to be a Fearless Creator.

Fearless is different from the big neworks.
In 5 key ways.

1. Independent Minded

We only work with the independent film market. This means that we are dedicated to the success of every Fearless Creator and Fearless actively works to be a platform that makes space for every filmmaker regardless of size, budget, race, gender, sexuality or status. All Creators deserve visibility.

2. Inclusivity First

Hollywood and major studios aren’t doing enough to ensure that female, LGBTQ, Black, Indigenous, Disabled and other under-represented perspectives are being showcased, so Fearless works 10 times as hard to ensure marginalized creators and stories featuring marginalized characters or stories are uplifted.

3. Monetization Flexibility

Some creators want to give away their work for free and just get eyeballs on their work. Other creators want their content to be available to paid viewers only and earn royalties for their work. We offer both options so creators can choose the path that is right for them.​

4. Zero Network Input

Many major platforms and networks impose a large amount of restrictions and creative input on creator’s stories and projects. Fearless doesn’t do this ever. Fearless showcases your work exactly as you made it with ZERO network input.

This also means that Creators decide when their series has its final season, not Fearless.

5. "How Can We Help?"

It’s a simple phrase but one you won’t ever hear the big networks ask you. We pride ourself on helping filmmakers achieve greatness. From helping with marketing ideas, to crafting new artwork for you, we believe that the best way for us to succeed is for you to succeed. And we do 99.99% of it for FREE for all Fearless Creators.

So…let us know how we can help. We mean it.

Option A: Free License

Make your work free.
For everyone.

Best for you if:

Overview:

How to Apply:

After clicking the button, click on “Option A: Free License” in the sidebar.

Application takes about 5 minutes to complete. It’s easiest to complete on a computer.

Option C: Exclusivity

Make your work a Fearless Original.

Both free and monetizable projects can be made into a Fearless Original.

Best for you if:

NEW FILM FESTIVAL EXEMPTION:

Exclusivity does not apply to film festivals and Creators may continue to pursue this avenue in addition to Fearless while on an exclusivity agreement.

Overview:

How to Apply:

Send us an email at creators@fearless.li with details about you, your project and why you’d like to be a Fearless Original. Also include what fee, if any, you would require for a 1, 2, or 3-year agreement.

Creators FAQs

What is Fearless?

Fearless is a subscription streaming service for powerful independent film that drives our world forward with a focus on content that features diversity and inclusion.  Members pay a monthly fee to watch content and a portion of that revenue is paid out to filmmakers via royalties based on viewership hours.

Royalty Rates (How Much Creators Earn)​

This depends on which License you are on.  On Free Licenses, Creators do not earn any royalties.  On Paid Licenses, Creators earn the royalty rate.

*If you have a distributor, aggregator, or are working under a Channel owner, you will likely have to pay them a commission out of the rates you receive.

Is exclusivity required?

Only for Fearless Originals. Otherwise, no.

Can I have my film or series on other paid platforms (Vimeo On Demand, streaming services, etc.)?

Of course. We encourage you to maximize your reach and your revenue by being on multiple platforms.

*Exception: Fearless Originals*

What is the contract length?

1 year. After that, it reverts to month-to-month and you can leave at any time with 1 month’s notice after the 1-year minimum.

Do you distribute globally?

We distribute every title globally unless you tell us otherwise, in which case, we can geo-block certain areas. We strongly encourage all creators to have their content available globally.

What content does Fearless approve?

We accept features, series and shorts across all genres. 

Content that features diversity and inclusion in some capacity is more likely to be accepted.  Priority content types include: LGBTQ, QPOC, indigenous, female-driven, disability, social impact documentaries, and films that showcase under-represented groups or stories. 

Content does not have to have these elements – it is merely a priority for us. We often accept titles that contain none of these elements as well so don’t let this stop you from applying.

What content does Fearless recject?

We ALWAYS reject content that is intended for kids under 12 (teen content is often accepted on a case-by-case basis).

We USUALLY reject content that is homophobic, transphobic, sexist, racist, ableist or showcases violence against minorities. We review these on a case-by-case basis taking into account the context and intent of the use of these elements (ie: if its for educational or historical purposes, to illustrate unacceptable behaviour, and so on, then it is often accepted).

We ALWAYS reject titles that feature culturally insensitive terms about marginalized groups UNLESS those terms are uttered by characters that are part of that marginalized group.

Who decides if content is approved or not?

Fearless has a team of volunteer Curators who review titles and make collective recommendations, therefore rendering the selection process democratic. The Curation Team does not get paid and are dedicated to ensuring that representation and inclusion in the film industry is increased. The people on the Curation Team include Directors, Cinematographers, Sound Engineers, Composers, Actors, Screenwriters and other Film Industry professionals. If you’d like to join the Curation Team, email creators@support.li with the subject “Join Curation Team.”

What is the selection criteria that Curators use to evaluate titles?

Writing, sound, score/music, cinematography, acting, story, impact on society, uniqueness, resolution, aspect ratio, genre, typography. Anything that a film festival would look at, we look at.  All decisions are final and we do not have an appeal process.  If your title is rejected, you may resubmit once 60 days has elapsed if you think your title should have been approved. Please do not resubmit more than twice. If you resubmit before 60 days has elapsed, your submission will NOT be reviewed.

Who content is often avoided but sometimes accepted?

The following types of content are rarely accepted:

  • Content geared exclusively to Kids (teen content is acceptable though).
  • Podcasts (Audio films/series are acceptable though).  Podcasts with a video component are often accepted.
  • Filmed Live Concerts & Events (unless as part of a documentary or contains 100% original music).
  • Vlogs or “General Interest YouTube Videos” (unless its really good).
  • Content that is inherently racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, or sexist is generally rejected. Exceptions are made for documentaries or titles that make it clear that such behaviour is not condoned.

Am I guaranteed to make lots of money from Fearless?

No. There are no guarantees and you should have reasonable expectations about working with us and about the industry in general. Most creators we work with do not become multi-millionaires.  

On Fearless, if you are on a paid license, then you are paid when people watch your work. If lots of people watch your work, you earn lots of revenue. If nobody watches your work, you earn nothing. The Creators that earn the most on Fearless actively promote their own movies/shows and encourage their followers to watch their content on Fearless. The creators that advertise on Facebook, Google, Instagram, Snapchat and others get larger revenue as well.  Features and series also typically earn more than short films.  Creators with 3 or more titles on Fearless also typically earn more as they start to build up an audience that will watch more than 1 of their titles (which can make your revenue double, triple, etc.).

If you do not promote your own work, you will not be as successful. This applies to both working with Fearless and anywhere else you choose to distribute. Marketing, promotion and advertising is KEY to success. Anyone who tells you otherwise, isn’t being honest with you.

Why do some creators have "channels" and some don't?

Channels are a new feature that is being slowly expanded. To be eligible for a Channel, you must have a minimum of 3 titles available on Fearless and a strong Brand Identity. If you feel you meet this criteria, please email support@fearless.li to inquire.

Are there additional monetization options possible?

On an invite-only basis, we are working on releasing additional monetization options slowly. If you are interested in them, please email us to inquire.

Additional options include: Affiliate Program (help us get new member signups and earn a commission everytime someone signs up), Merch Program (Fearless will sell Merch related to your series or film and you will earn a portion of sales), Branded Series (Brands will pay you to produce original series featuring their brand).

I have a great idea for a movie/show. Can I send it to you?

No. DO NOT SEND US UNSOLICITED PITCHES – WE WILL NOT LOOK AT THEM AND THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY DESTROYED.

Can I send you my screenplay?

No. DO NOT SEND US UNSOLICITED SCREENPLAYS OR MATERIALS – WE WILL NOT LOOK AT THEM AND THEY ARE IMMEDIATELY DESTROYED.

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