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

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.

YouTube Film