LONDON 3rd October 2013
The independent French film magazine Sofilm is set to make waves on Apple’s digital Newsstand. The intellectual film magazine has partnered with magazine app specialists Exact Editions to provide cinephiles across the world, the chance to read this exciting title. Originally a French title, Sofilm France, it is joined in the Appstore by its Spanish sister title Sofilm España, with the English edition, Sofilm UK set to follow shortly.
A sophisticated film magazine that focuses its lens away from the Hollywood mainstream, Sofilm specialises in taking a contextual look at the cinematic art form; exploring the world of the silver screen through a prism of culture, politics, and history. Key features include unique interviews with personalities ranging from born-again film star Mickey Rourke, to the latest controversial Palme D’Or winning directer Abdellatif Kechiche via cult writer/ director Harmony Korine. Such interviews, mixed with reviews, features and profiles make this an edgy monthly title not just for fans of cinema, but culture fans in general.
Subscribers to the new app will be able to access the complete archive of back issues going back to Issue no.1, as well as each new issue going forward. With the Exact Editions app every issue can be synced, every page is sharable, every word is searchable; enabling the subscriber to discover and interact with the magazine on a new level. Throughout the app each web link, phone number and postcode is interactive and ‘clickable’. Offering ease to the subscribers browsing, as well as an interesting opportunity for advertisers.
The addition of the Sofilm titles to the Newsstand reflects the growing international and multilingual nature of Newsstand. An ever growing proportion of the publications available on iOS devices are aimed at non-English speaking markets. Sofilm joins Le Monde Diplomatique, Maniere de Voir and African Business as part of a growing number of French Magazines with apps developed by Exact Editions.
Thierry Lounas , Publisher and Founder of Sofilm said about the app launch: “We are delighted to be bringing our magazines to a wider international audience through the Apple Newsstand. The Sofilm apps do a fantastic job of showcasing the magazine content, in a fashion that stays true to the magazine.”
Daryl Rayner, Managing Director of Exact Editions said about the app launch: “At Exact Editions we’re tremendously excited to be working with such a high quality title like Sofilm . Film magazines do fantastically well on Newsstand, while it’s great to bring more titles to the French digital magazine market.”