Xillo accepts a wide range of film, TV, and video content regardless of format, genre, topic, language, runtime, or perceived production quality. We celebrate creativity and give all content creators equal access to Xillo. Breaking from traditional industry practices, Xillo has no gatekeepers.
Our vision is that only the audience should curate. We do not reject any content based on our subjective judgment and preference.
However, we do have a basic Content Policy in place, in an effort to keep Xillo a trustworthy source for our Audience and for our Channel Partners to find content that fits their audience. Content violating the below policies is not accepted on Xillo.
For more information on the legal usage of copyrighted and trademarked see here.
Xillo does not accept explicit video content made “for the exclusive purpose of sexual arousal”. (Wikipedia)
Violent or graphic content
Similarly, content that depicts extreme or real-life violence in sensational, gratuitous ways may not be accepted.
We respect freedom of speech, but content that promotes, endorses, or glorifies crime, terrorism, hatred against certain individuals or groups, or other illegal activities, may not be accepted.
We do not allow titles that promote unsubstantiated conspiracy theories or inaccurate information.
Content made to promote a non-profit or for-profit business or brand is not accepted.
By its definition, “an amateur video made in the home or documenting a family event” may not be accepted. We understand that your work may have a home video quality for a limited budget or creative reasons, but a clip of your friend’s wedding party shot for the sole purpose of documentation, for example, is not eligible.
Your title must rely on a visual experience. Pure still images with music or a single person speaking do not make your title a visual experience. Video blogs and How-To Videos are not allowed.
While we love music videos, we are focused on cinema-type content and do not accept music videos.
Public domain content
We accept public domain content on a first-in basis.
One Version per Piece of Content
We only accept one version of each piece of content. You cannot take a Single Work and break it into a Series and have 2 separate titles. You also cannot submit separate edits or cuts of a title. If a title has been fully re-shot with new cast, locations, etc. that is OK.
Your title must be longer than 2 minutes.
Films that are individual works, but tie together with overarching themes, locations, etc…must be uploaded as Single works. For a collection of Short Films, they should be uploaded as a Series with individual Episodes, or combined into a Single work with ONE (1) set of end credits at the tail. No mention of episodes are allowed in Single Works.
As long as you don’t violate these policies, you can submit your content. There is no need for any “approval” requests.
We also want to help you, the creators, to increase your chance of being picked up by the channels as wide as possible. Our Content Guidelines are based on our experience of countless transactions. The more you follow them, we believe the higher your chances of wide distribution are.