New cinema releases, film festivals, online subscriptions, video on demand, DVD, BluRay, cinema re-releases, extended cuts, live cinema events... As a consumer, the list of options for how to view film is seemingly endless. The choices of type of film are also greater than ever. It’s much easier to (legally) find and watch movies from all corners of the globe than it ever used to be. With the expansion of broadband in the 2000s and early 2010s, there was hope that the internet was leading to the ‘democratisation of movie distribution’. The thinking was that it would now be possible for anyone - regardless of budget or background - to make and distribute their own films via the internet. Many saw this as a freeing opportunity: a chance to present their films to audiences beyond the confines of highly competitive film festivals and traditional distribution routes.