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Icon Film Channel launching as standalone app

November 25, 2021

Icon Film Distribution will launch its new standalone edition of the Icon Film Channel (IFC) on major app stores in December.

After the success of the streaming service’s exclusive launch earlier this year on Amazon Prime Video Channels, Icon Film Distribution says that launching its offering as a standalone IFC app will provide yet more acclaimed and award-winning films that users can now watch anywhere, any time.

The channel will launch with hundreds of titles from Icon’s catalogue, which includes modern classic Drive, starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan; Mel Gibson’s triple Academy Award nominated epics, Apocalypto and Passion of the Christ; historical biopic Malcolm X, directed by Spike Lee and starring Denzel Washington; sci-fi thriller The Butterfly Effect; and Oscar nominated drama House of Sand and Fog, with Ben Kingsley and Jennifer Connelly.

New additions to Icon’s curated library will be available to stream on IFC for the first time at launch.  A selection of these films includes Joel Schumacher’s 90’s cult-hit Flatliners, starring Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon; neo-noir thriller Jagged Edge led by Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges; Best Picture nominee The Prince of Tides; the ultra-violent U-Turn from veteran director Oliver Stone; and Terry Gilliam’s cult-classic The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, featuring John Neville, Eric Idle and Uma Thurman. Further titles include the highly impactful crime drama The Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch and Vanessa Redgrave, and black comedy The Cable Guy with Jim Carrey.

Further titles, both classic and new, will be added to the service each month, along with new UK Premieres that will be entirely exclusive to the IFC app. Individual film rentals will also be offered for non-subscribers.

IFC app will be available in UK and Ireland on desktop, mobile browsers, and major platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Xbox One, iOS and Android. Subscriptions start at £4.99 a month or £39.99 annually with a 30-day free trial. Selected films can be rented individually from £2.99.

Adam Sergeant, Chief Operating Officer at KFilm said: “We are thrilled to be launching IFC as a standalone app.  It is the next evolution of a film brand renowned for its quality and independent spirit, combining Icon’s extensive catalogue of classic and award favourites, home-grown titles, acclaimed directors and leading ladies and gentlemen, with both new to service and often fully exclusive to IFC only, content. It’s the next step in our ongoing mission to provide a truly 24/7 viewing experience for our customers.”

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