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For Fans
About Argo

Argo is a social streaming platform powered by creators and fans.

You can discover incredible creators featuring short films, TV series and other short videos from all around the world.

You can earn Argo Coins simply by liking and sharing videos you love. Every time your friends watch your liked recommendations or subscribe through the links you shared, you earn Argo Coins. You can convert the Argo Coins into real money, and more applications are coming soon.

How to Watch +
Start your 3 day free trial by subscribing to the Argo overall subscription, and gain access to most Channels. Or, subscribe to individual Channels curated by your favorite creators. You can unsubscribe at any time.

How to Watch

Start your 3 day free trial by subscribing to the Argo overall subscription, and gain access to most Channels. Or, subscribe to individual Channels curated by your favorite creators. You can unsubscribe at any time.

For Creators
How to register

You need an invitation from Argo, one of our partners or collaborators. Argo works with a broad range of creators, filmmakers, film festivals and influencers. Fill this form if you would like to join the Argo community as a creator.

Once you get the invitation and register as a creator, you can upload your videos. Don’t forget to explore all the upload options, such as selecting the right hashtags, uploading relevant trailers, tagging festivals and more. You can choose SVOD or TVOD streaming for each video individually.

(The Admin panel for uploading videos is available only on the web, not the App)

SVOD / TVOD

You can stream your video with the Argo overall subscription and receive 50% NET revenue on a per view basis, minus third party charges such as Apple and Stripe fees.

You can stream your videos through TVOD and collect 80% of the revenue.

  • You can select how many copies of the video you want to sell and can change the amount at any time.
  • You can set your own price.
  • All purchased videos are safe from piracy, and they collect royalties across any blockchain integrated platform.
Creating Multi-Channels for collaboration

You can request to create a Channel with an individual subscription, just email us at: [email protected]
You can invite fellow creators to be part of the Channel and post videos together.
Creators retain 80% of the revenue. All the creators in the Channel will share the revenue on a per view basis.
The Channel may be open to Channel subscribers exclusively, or be open to Argo overall subscribers as well. You decide.

Data analytics

It’s all yours. All the data we collect belongs to you. We will help you improve your work and reach new fans by providing you with the best possible analytics.

More importantly, if you publish a video on Argo, you will collect all the data and all the revenue share from all the views and likes your videos receive, no matter how many times it is reshared. And next time you publish a video, you will be able to reach your fans instantly.

What’s Argo

Argo is a social streaming platform powered by creators and fans. Own your success and unlock your content’s worth.

We are always building more tools for creators to engage with their fans, and there are a few things that makes Argo unique:

  • Creators own their relationship with their fans. We won’t charge you for verification …
  • There are more ways to build your community and collaborate with other creators.
  • As a Web3 platform, royalties are collected across any blockchain integrated platforms.
Get discovered faster

Everyone on Argo is a curator. Users and influencers get rewarded for sharing and liking content, incentivising a network effect for the creators.

Meanwhile Argo algorithms are focused on recommending new content based on the user’s Interests. The more information you input when uploading your content, the more chances it will be discovered organically.

About Argo
What are the additional features on the Argo app besides watching short films?

Friends: 

 

On the Argo app you can see what your friends are watching and share your favorite films with them. 

  

You can invite friends to join Argo via your contact book or social media networks. 

 

Personalize your recommendations: 

 

On the Argo app you can personalize the film recommendations in your feed using the interest filters. 

 

Support filmmakers: 

 

Your subscription goes back to the filmmakers! You are directly supporting the filmmakers on Argo. 

 

On the Argo app, you can use the multi-like feature to support your favorite films. The more views a film gets, the more money a filmmaker earns. 

 

Keep your app updated to get the latest Argo experience on your iPhone.  

How does Argo help filmmakers?

Argo makes sure that filmmakers get paid! The platform works on a revenue-share basis with a goal to ensure filmmakers have the opportunity to truly showcase their work, while entertaining and inspiring the new wave of independent film.

Registration
How do I sign up / register for Argo?

You can sign up via the watchargo.com website. 

 

You should click the “SIGN IN” button on the top right corner of the watchargo.com homes screen. You will be asked to sign up using their email address or phone number – or with your Apple ID or social media logins. 

Upon signing up, you will have the option to watch 2 films from the whole library completely free. After you have watched 2 films you can choose to register for a 7 DAY FREE TRIAL or to change to a limited access library.

Cancel Account

Are you done watching?

If you’re sure you’d like to cancel your membership:

  • E-mail [email protected] with your request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stick Around!

Switch to our free plan and keep watching all your favorite short films with advertisements. 

Plans + Pricing
How much does Argo cost?

We have two tiers of plans for you: a free limited-access plan and a subscription full-access plan.

 

*With the Free Plan, you will gain access to a limited library and enjoy new playlists every week. 

*With your Subscription Plan, you will get a 7 day free trial with full access to the Argo library.

  • Monthly subscription – $6.99 (billed monthly) 
  • 5 Month subscription – $4.99/month ($29.99 billed every 6 months)
  • Free Limited access – Watch films for free with ads, limited selection

Also discover our premium films that are only available to rent (not included in subscription). 

 

Register to start watching for FREE  here. 

 

You can 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.

How do I update my payment information?

Sign in to your Account and select Subscription. Alternatively email us at: [email protected]

How do I see my billing history?

To view your Subscription and Purchase history, sign in to your Account on the Argo app, click on the FOR YOU tab, and click the MENU bar (3 dots) in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Why am I being charged more than the stated subscription fee?

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.

Argo says ‘Your account is on hold because of a problem with your last payment.’

 

If you see an error that says

 

‘Your account is on hold because of a problem with your last payment.’

 

It indicates that Argo could not collect payment. This could happen for several reasons:

  • The payment method may be lacking funds.
    • Please note that other pending charges or authorizations can impact the available balance on your card.
  • The payment method has expired or is no longer valid.
  • Your financial institution did not approve the monthly charge.
  • The payment information provided to watchargo.com does not match what your bank has on file.
  • US only: The credit card zip code on your Argo account does not match the one listed with your bank
How do I delete my data?

E-mail: [email protected] with your request and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How to Watch
How and where do I watch Argo?

Argo is available to watch on all phones via the Argo app, available on the App Store and the Google Play Store, and on desktops at www.watchargo.com.

 

For those who wish to watch Argo’s short films on the big screen, i.e. television, it is possible to watch films through the app via Airplay or Chromecast.

 

We are working to make Argo available on ROKU and other smart TV devices by the end of 2021.

I’m new to short films. What short film should I watch first?

There is a few ways you can discover some great films and playlists on Argo: 

 

Check out our “All time Hits” section or search for  our “Short Film Starter Pack” playlists. These have some of our favorite short films and we are constantly adding more. 

 

Go to “search” and filter via your interests, genres, festivals, awards (Oscars), moods, or favorite filmmakers or influencers. You can search for multiple keywords at a time. Also check out the recommended sub-genres if you wanna get really specific. 

 

Don’t forget to pick your preferred interests if you haven’t yet, that way we can personalise your journey!

And add your friends to see what they’ve liked, that’s always a good start!

How do playlists and channels work?

Playlist:

Argo curates films into playlists based on collections or global trends. The playlist feature provides several perspectives on the same topics.  Playlists offer viewers an option to watch multiple films or watch one short at a time. 

  • Films: 4-12 in each playlist
  • Length: 45 min – 2.5 hours
  • Release: 2-4 releases per week.
  • Each playlist is created around a topic; theme; event; distinct style; etc.
  • Each playlist sits within a channel.

Channel:

Channels house the playlists and denote who the playlist is curated by, associated with,  or the types of playlists within them.

  • Channels represent the curators of the playlist.
  • The channels vary and include the most prestigious film festivals, news sources (The Guardian), film schools (USC School of Cinematic Arts) and Argo’s very own curators: Argo Selection.
Film submission
Why should I submit my film to Argo?
  • To showcase your film in a curated library of films and filmmakers from around the world.
  • To build an audience and connect with other filmmakers.
  • To receive analytics to help you learn more about the performance of your film.
  • Earn $$$.

Submit your film today here.

What are the requirements to submit my short to Argo?
What are the requirements to submit a film to Argo? 
    • 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.
    • Exclusivity: No exclusivity required!
    • Language: It can be in any language but it must have English subtitles.

Submit your short film today!

Who is my film being reviewed by and how long will it take for me to hear back?

Your film will be reviewed by a member of the Argo Programming Team. 

We review on a month by month basis. You will hear back within 6-8 weeks if your film has been selected.

We’d love to see your short! Submit your film here. 

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

We are so excited to have accepted your film and have you join the Argo community!

You will be contacted by a member of the Programming and Licensing Team. They will discuss what is the best agreement based on the rights available for your film (SVOD; AVOD; TVOD) and discuss the revenue share model. A contract will need to be completed, materials collected, and then your film will premiere on Argo! 

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.

Your Profile
How do I update my email or phone number on my account?

To update your email, sign in to your Account on the Argo app, click on the FOR YOU tab, and click the MENU bar (3 dots) in the top right hand corner of the screen. Scroll down to Profile.

 

To update your email, sign in to your Account on the Argo app, click on the FOR YOU tab, and click the MENU bar (3 dots) in the top right hand corner of the screen. Scroll down to Profile. 

Alternatively email us at [email protected]

Partnerships
Who does Argo partner with? How can I partner with Argo?

We pride ourselves on hand-picking the best names in film to work with us on Programming and Community partnerships. 

 

People that we work with:

 

  • Filmmakers 
  • Lovers and creators of film
  • Film Festivals
  • Film Collectives
  • Universities & Schools
  • Media and Production companies
  • Sales Agents

 

How do I work with argo?

Hit us up at [email protected] with your ideas!