If You Build It, He Will Come: Movieclips Now Available Internationally, Releases API

Online movie clips site Movieclips has opened up its service to users all over the world and released an API. The site, which launched in beta last December, is a movie clip destination that offers licensed, high quality movie scenes on the web.

Movieclips was previously only available to U.S. users but is now available to users all over the world, thanks to approval from the studios who own the content. The site features more than 12,000 two-minute clips from the libraries of 20th Century Fox, MGM, Paramount, Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures. The company has also developed proprietary technology that assigns up to 1,000 points of data to every scene, making it super easy to find scenes by actor, film title, dialogue snippet, director, genre, etc.

The site allows you to embed clips, share your comments below the video and share the whole thing with your buddies on Facebook, Twitter, and Digg. The API, which is free, isn’t fully open as developers who use the API must be approved by Moveclips. The company is also working on launching a new, specially developed player for move clips on the site.

We’re big fans of the site; what’s not to love about free, licensed clips that you can share with anyone? Movieclip faces competition from TC50 2009 finalist AnyClip.