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Billing and Payments

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As a member, you are automatically charged once a month on the date you signed up. Your Argo subscription is charged at the beginning of your billing cycle and can take several days to appear on your account.

If your billing date is scheduled for a day that does not occur in every month (for example, the 31st), you will be billed on the last day of that month instead. 

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There are a few reasons you may be seeing a charge that is more than you expected.

  • Taxes – Depending on where you live, you may be charged taxes in addition to your subscription price. 
  • Fees – In some countries, card companies may charge an extra fee for cross-border transactions. Some countries may change the currency to USD even though we charge in local currency.

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Plans and Pricing

Plans and Pricing

Argo offers a variety of plans to meet your needs. There will always be some free films available (with ads). Or you can subscribe to watch as many shorts as you want (ad-free!) Regardless of your subscription plan, some premium films will be behind a paywall (pay-per-view). You will have to pay a fee to watch those films on top of your subscription. You can also choose to rent individual playlists or films. Pay-per-view films are available to rent for 2 days.

Free Subscription PPV
Cost* (USD) Free Weekly:

$5.99 USD a week

2 months:

$12.99 USD every 2 months

4 months:

$24.99 USD every 4 months

Playlist rental:

$3 USD

Film rental: 

$1.99

Premium film rental:

$2.99 USD

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With all of our plans, you can download the Argo app on all your favorite devices and watch unlimited short films. Your 7-day free trial is free (no credit card needed!)

Sign up for Argo today and choose from several subscription options. As an Argo member, you are charged once a month on the date you signed up for a subscription (after your free trial has ended). You have the freedom to change your plan or cancel online at any time.

NOTE: *Depending on where you live, you may be charged taxes in addition to your subscription price.

What is Argo?

Argo is a streaming platform and a community:

Argo is a streaming platform for short films and documentaries, curated by global experts from the best film schools, festivals and media platforms.
We are innovating curation and making streaming a sociable experience.
We are building an ecosystem by bringing together the best film schools, film festivals, media brands and filmmakers from around the world.

 

Tech and data:

Argo provides a technological solution for the most undervalued market in film entertainment: short films and documentaries.
Using data analytics and innovative marketing we are improving film distribution and monetization.

Why should I submit my film to Argo?
  • Showcase Your Film Amongst Other Unique Content and the biggest brands in short content.
  • Show your film to a global audience
  • Manage Your Film & Connect to Your Audience
  • Receive analytics to help you learn more about the performance of your film.
  • Earn $$$

Read more here.

How do playlists and channels work?

Playlist:

  • Films: 4-12
  • Length: 45 min – 2.5 hours
  • Release: Every Thursday
  • Each playlist is created around a topic; theme; event; distinct style; etc
  • Each playlist has a trailer to represent the playlist and the theme.
  • Each playlist is within a particular channel.

Channel

  • Channels represent the curators of the playlist.
  • The channels vary and include the most prestigious film festivals (TIFF), news sources (Guardian), film schools (USC) and Argo’s very own curators: Argo Selection
Who is my film being reviewed by?

The review is a two-step process. In the first phase, your film will be reviewed by a team of film school graduates whose rating will judge whether your film makes it into the next round. If your film scores highly, your film will be reviewed by our expert curators who will either contact you for licensing or place you on the waitlist.

How long will it take for me to hear back once I submit a film?

Argo reviews submitted films on a month by month basis. You will hear back within 6-8 weeks if your film has been selected. We thank you for your patience as the Argo team takes the time to watch all submissions and get back to you in a timely manner.

My film got accepted in the review process. Now, what does licensing my film to Argo mean?

There are various options for licensing your film with Argo:

  • Exclusive agreement:

Your film will be shown on Argo exclusively. If your film is shown on Argo exclusively, we are likely to place it behind a paywall. It means that you will earn 40-50% of the profit Argo earns from your film.

  • Non-exclusive agreement:

Your film can be viewed both on Argo and other websites/platforms such as Youtube, Vimeo etc. We are unlikely to charge viewers to view your film therefore, our agreement and upfront fees to you will be negotiated on a case by case basis.

What are the requirements to submit a film?
  • Film Length: Film must have a running time of less than 40 minutes.
  • Rights: Filmmaker must be the sole rights owner to the film and all its constituents (e.g. music).
  • Premiere Status: No premiere status is required.
  • Language: Can be in any languages but must have English subtitles.

You can find more information for filmmakers here.