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Independent Film Resource Community

Published 01/13/2011 and rated Ratingstars3 3 out of 5 stars
by AppAppeal Editor
What can you use the app for?

Realeyz is poised to become a valuable resource for anyone who loves independent films. Users can check out online premieres featuring international documentaries and other films. Many films are available in multiple languages. Realeyz also provides users with the option of watching a film online with a friend for free. Users can also learn about film background, follow news and announcements and check out exclusive articles and opinion pieces offered by the filmmakers. A social element is also present with Realeyz. As users watch films together, they can chat, invite friends, connect with others and rate films. Realeyz is designed to bring lovers of independent film together in a social online environment. screenshot
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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Realeyz was created in 2010 by EYZ Media. Based out of Berlin, Germany, the EYZ Media team wanted to create a site focused entirely on independent film. Realeyz would give these films more exposure and an opportunity to reach out to an entire community of potential fans and followers. Today, Realeyz is still in a beta status.

What are the differences to other apps?

Film sites are a common find on the internet. With popular review sites and data bases of information, it is hard to go far online without encountering at least one. Realeyz is a little different through its focus on independent film. The site is not intended for mainstream cinema, but rather to give international, independent films a chance to shine. The site also nurtures its community through social networking features and more. Realeyz gives independent films a place to tap into a new audience and gain popularity while users discover new underground favorites.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The Realeyz website possesses a unique character al its own. The cool blue and grey color scheme is highlighted by shaded menu headers and the modern Realeyz logo. The site is also well organized, with just enough open space to avoid overwhelming a new visitor. Three large, prominent buttons found in the dark blue header help users navigate to different areas on the site.

How does the registration process work?

New users can click the grey “Registration” button found at the top, right hand side of the homepage (in the lower grey bar below the log in fields). The registration form asks for a username, password, valid email address, first and last name and country location. The bottom of the form includes three check boxes which must be selected to verify that the user agrees to the Realeyz conditions of use, privacy policy and membership rules. After entering the information, the user can click the blue “Send” button found at the bottom of the form to finish registration.

What does it cost to use the application?

Some films require payment to watch on Realeyz. The cost depends on the price of the film plus the fee of the service the user plans to utilize for payment. Realeyz accepts Click and Buy, Call2Pay, eBank2Pay, credit card, direct debit and Paypal. Fees range from around 2% of the total cost of the film to 20%. Users should check the Realeyz fee chart before selecting a payment method. Users are not required to purchase films on Realeyz. Those that do not view films can access their account for free. The site does not charge a subscription fee or other charge for becoming a member.

Who would you recommend the application to? is a great service for anyone who loves independent films. The site is easy to use and offers many ways to learn about film history and discover new underground films. Users can even watch films (some of which require a fee) right on the site and invite others to watch with them online.

  • Read exclusive articles and information about films and their makers
  • Watch independent films on demand (with payment)
  • Invite friends to watch movies online with them
  • Rate and share films found on Realeyz
  • Choose from numerous payment options when purchasing a film

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