Welcome to eflixir, and thank you for joining our inspired community!There are dozens of online film sites that you can choose from, and we truly appreciate that you have chosen efixir.
While the majority of online platforms are seeking entry into viewers’ pockets, eflixir is reaching out to touch people’s hearts and souls.
WHAT MAKES eflixir DIFFERENT?
eflixir is differentiated from the other film sites out there by what we refer to as our 3 C’s: CURATION, CAUSE, & COMMUNITYCURATION – There is no other site that curates a selection of thousands of uplifting Hollywood feature films. If you’re looking for something uplifting to watch, you’ve come to right place. If you’re looking for horror, violence, raunch,or dark, cynical films, sorry, but you won’t find those here. People joke that it’s common to spend more time finding something to watch on some of the other film sites than it is actually watching. On eflixir, not only will you find films you actually want to see, but the eflixir staff also makes weekly recommendations to help you choose and keep you engaged with ongoing conversations on the site.
CAUSE - There’s a term we’ve coined and like to use to describe the new way that people interact with their entertainment today: entervolvement. Entervolvement means that people are no longer satisfied with simply being passive consumers of their entertainment, rather they want to be involved. We don’t just want to watch, we want to act. The internet has given us the unprecedented ability to a) witness all of the injustices that are happening around the globe, and b) do something about it. eflixir provides the opportunity to make a difference every time you watch a film by contributing a portion of every streaming fee to charity. Additionally, every film is linked to a handful of thematically related causes so you can act on the inspiration that you’ve gotten from watching.
COMMUNITY – Entervolvement also means that people want to be involved with other viewers who are watching the same entertainment. eflixir is a growing community of people who are passionate about good films and good deeds. Members can start a conversation, join an existing convesation, and‘friend’ and/or ‘message’ other members. Additionally, the eflixir team makes regular posts in the Community section to create dialogue about interesting issuesand let members know about compelling things that are going on in the world.
WHAT IS AN ‘UPLIFTING’ FILM?
To us, an “uplifting” film is, quite simply, one that lifts us to a different place from where we were when we pushed play. It can do that by making us happy, sad, angry, curious; by alerting us to some outrage that we weren’t aware of, or stirring in us feelings and thoughts that may be uncomfortable or unfamiliar. Therefore, while many of the films on eflixir can be described as “feel good” films, not all of our movies are happy, and not every film is appropriate for every viewer. On the other hand, there are many films on eflixir which are simple comedies that don’t have any particular cause or serious theme related to them. We’ve included these because there is a definite value to laughter, and one is certainly more inclined to do something positive if s/he is in a good mood. Furthermore, if you’re going to kick back and have some fun, you might as well contribute to charity while you’re doing it.
HOW WERE THE FILMS SELECTED?
There is no exact science to our selection process. We have gone through tens of thousands of films and launched with nearly 3,000 films that we consider to be fitting. Are there uplifting films out there that are not on the site? Absolutely. Are there films on the site that some would argue about? Certainly. This is a work in progress, and we expect that the collection will grow and shift as we grow and shift as a community.
CAN I RECOMMEND FILMS THAT AREN’T ON THE SITE?
We absolutely want to know what you think. eflixir is designed as a community where we watch, act, and discuss together in order to make ourselves, and our world, better. What does “uplifting” mean to you, and how can we make eflixir successful in its goal of elevating the world through great entertainment? Please feel free to send us feedback and film ideas by clickinghere.
ARE ALL FILMS ON eflixir FAMILY FRIENDLY?
No. Please use your discretion if you are sensitive about certain types of material. In general, we have excluded films that are gratuitously profane, or graphically violent or sexual. However, there are some films that do contain profanity, limited nudity, and some instances of violence if it is in the authentic service of the story. Our community includes a broad range of viewers with diverse backgrounds, tastes, and interests. What we share is a desire to be inspired and engaged, and eflixir’s goal is to be as inclusive as possible. We have included MPAA ratings for each film, and if you would like additional ratings from parents, we recommend a site called Kids In Mind, which you can find here:http://www.kids-in-mind.com/.
HOW WERE THE CAUSES SELECTED? CAN I RECOMMEND OTHERS
We have over 300 great nonprofits on the site, each of them linked to films to which they are thematically related. We’ve researched each of them and selected only those that have proven themselves trustworthy and effective. If there are organizations that are not on the site which you’d like to recommend, please clickhere to submit your ideas, and we’ll be happy to consider them as well. We are particularly excited to be partnered with Free the Children, a spectacular organization that engages children and teens in the first world to raise funds and awareness for the incredible projects they are doing for children in the third world. A portion of every streaming fee goes to this very worthy cause.
WHY AM I LAUNCHED TO AMAZON WHEN I SELECT A FILM?
eflixir does not license or host the films on our site. Rather we curate these films and offer them as an affiliate of Amazon.com. This enables us to offer the largest collection of uplifting Hollywood films on the web. When you select a film on eflixir, you are launched to Amazon where you complete your purchase and watch your film (or have it mailed to you if it is a DVD purchase). eflixir receives an affiliate fee for each purchase made through our site. After you close out of Amazon (whether or not you have watched the film), you return to your eflixir screen and are then able to discuss, view the related causes, and/or browse additional films.
HOW DOES A PORTION OF MY STREAMING FEE GO TO CHARITY?
eflixir receives a monthly accounting of all affiliate fees from Amazon. 50% of these fees are donated to our non-profit partner. Whatever the price of the film you watch may be, eflixir receives the same percentage of your fee and donates half of it to our non-profit partner.
CAN I SELECT THE CHARITY THAT THE PORTION OF MY STREAMING FEE GOES TO?
That may be a functionality that we are able to incorporate in the future, but currently there is not the ability to select the recipient of the charitable portion of your streaming fee. We have selected a terrific organization with mass appeal as our cause partner. Please clickhereto learn more about them, and we believe that you will be very pleased to support their incredible work. Of course, you are welcome (and encouraged) to make an additional contribution to any of the other causes on the site as well.
IS THERE A SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE OPTION?
No. There are two types of streaming services on the web: 1) Subscription service, and 2) a la carte service. A subscription service charges you a monthly fee regardless of how many films you watch in that month. An a la carte service charges you only when you watch a film. Amazon is an a la carte service, and as an affiliate, eflixir is an a la carte service as well.
WHAT IF I AM AN AMAZON PRIME MEMBER?
Amazon Prime members are not charged for films on Amazon that are included in their Prime membership. If an eflixir member who is also an Amazon Prime member watches a film through eflixir that is included in the Prime program, s/he will not be charged (and consequently there will be no money donated for that film).
CAN I CREATE A PLAYLIST?
Yes. If you’d like to save a film to watch later, go to that film page and click on “Save to Watch Later” just above the poster thumbnail. This will save that film to your Profile page so that you can easily choose from your own playlist at any time.
WHY DOES IT ASK ME IF I WATCHED THE FILM AFTER I HAVE VIEWED IT ON AMAZON?
When you return to eflixir after you have been launched to Amazon, you are provided a series of options of how you would like to proceed. If you did not watch the film on Amazon, simply click “No” and you will be able to continue browsing. If you did view the film, click “Yes” and you will have the option to either view the related causes, join the Conversation on that film, or browse more films. Additionally, if you did watch the film, it will be included on the user feed on your profile page so that you and your friends can see your past activity on the site.
HOW CAN I FIND OTHER MEMBERS ON eflixir?
Go to your profile page (by clicking “My Profile”), and enter a name in the search field. Clicking on the result will take you to that member’s profile page, at which point you can friend this member and/or send him/her a message.