The online film, as the name implies, are movies distributed on the Internet platform. From 2014 to 2018, China's online film industry experienced more than four years of rapid growth. Several online films and dramas have been successfully distributed overseas including "The Legend of Zu," "Chosen," "Day and Night."
According to Entgroup's research, the mainstream video website in China launched 450 Internet movies in 2014, climaxing at 2500 in 2016, and implements the year-on-year increase of 263 percent In 2017.
The number fell by 20 percent after 2017. China's online film industry has entered a more competitive and content-driven stage of development, compared with the traditional movie industry. Is there any space to grow in the online film market? How Chinese film find the new prospect on the smaller screen?