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The YouTube Screening Room: Now Playing

By Sara Pollack

YouTube Film

Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of the YouTube Screening Room, a platform for films from around the world to find the audiences they deserve.

Every year, tens of thousands of films are produced, but many of them never get a chance to be seen by a wide audience. Until now.

The YouTube Screening Room will connect films and audiences in the world's largest theater, not only providing filmmakers with a much-needed showcase, but also helping you find new high-quality content every two weeks.

While some of these films have played at film festivals around the world, others will be showing to a wide audience for the first time.

Our debut shorts include an Academy Award nominee from the United States, an Academy Award winner from Norway, the world's first animated opera from Sweden, and a poignant short from indie favorites Miguel Arteta and Miranda July, also from the United States.

In the next few months, you'll see films from the UK, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Australia, Austria, France, Kenya and more. Every Screening Room film is displayed in our High Quality player, and has been posted with the filmmaker's involvement. So be sure to rate, share and leave
comments. This is your chance to not only watch great films from all corners of the globe, but also to converse with the filmmakers behind them.

And if you're a filmmaker interested in playing in the YouTube Screening Room, send an email about your film to We look forward to hearing from you!

The future of film on YouTube starts now,

Sara P.