VideoLib's Cheat Sheet on Special Streaming Offers During Covid19
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DistributorOffer made byOffer detailsLink to Original Post
Ambrose DigitalElnor Barron elnorbarron@ambrosevideo.com100 streaming videos at $750 for one year from Ambrose, Amigos, CCLC, LYRASIS, NERL, SCELC, and WALDO
Choose from 823 videos, Including the 37 BBC Shakespeare Plays; Free 30-day trials. Please know Ambrose Video is in the process of creating a new/updated website with the aim of meeting WCAG 2.2 standards. We’re expecting to go live this summer.
Art FilmsJulie Stevens $500 (usual 200 FTE pricing) Artfilms subscription through September 2020 for new customers.
Unlimited Access will be provided to up to 2000 titles available in your country.
Authentication by IP address, EZ Proxy, Login & password and/or barcode. No long term commitment by participants or by Artfilms
California Newsreel Cornelius Moore contact@newsreel.orgFor previously licensed DVD can send Vimeo-On-Demand "coupon" links for Teachers and facilitators to distribute to each student. Vimeo will require students to have a free login account (email, facebook, google and password) to use the link but once logged in these links function as a coupon for a single user 48 hour rental of the title. Each "coupon" link is unique and supplies may be limited, so please conservatively estimate your need. Email with the following information:
1. The title of the film needed
2. A proof of purchase (an order number, scanned receipt or we can query your history)
3. The number of students you wish to grant access to (links are limited)
Please note that this program is experimental and a work in progress. We hope to turn around requests within 24 hours but this policy is subject to change.
Cindeu.eduElizabeth Sheldon elizabeth@junofilms.comfree hosting on platform for the rest of the semester for any titles purchased with PPR or DSL (whether in the past or through the end of this semester). Partnered with Alexander Street Press and Films On Demand to host our films at no additional cost if you purchase a DSL from; update 3/30 DSL pricing for spring semester through 6/30 $100
Collective EyeJames-Michael Boyer email kanani@collectiveeye.orgPlease use the discount code GODIGITAL Please use the discount code GODIGITAL 25% discount on all DSL. If you own DVD with PPR for a specific film, email for a special rate on DSL upgrade (usually fall between $50-100).
Some films FREE on Kanopy for a limited time (incl. Seed: The Untold Story, Ay Mariposa, Priced Out, and 1948: Creation & Catastrophe). Reach out with other requests.
Digital Theatre PlusBrad St.Ledger brad.stledger@digitaltheatre.comOffering extended trials to 4/20 using password, email to make arrangements
DER Documentary Educational ResourcesJessica Estelle Huggins huggins@der.orgto support students 3/25 until June 1st, we're offering unlimited streaming access to a curated selection of free films – a mix of new releases and classic titles from our collection.
To watch for free, visit:
And use the promo code: WFH2020
Docuseek2Elena Wayne ewayne@docuseek2.comFor Bullfrog Films and Icarus Films, educational streaming for legally acquired copy (in any format,DVD, VHS,etc), at no charge through June 30. For other distributors (e.g. Kartemquin, First Run, National Film Board) where you have hard copy, can try to make arrangements.
Film IdeasBob Norris bobn@filmideas.comContact to work out details: institution withFilm Ideas DVD may stream it through the end of the school year; for new licenses a one year license may be purchased at 50% off
Films Media Group/Films On DemandChris Dedrick
If you have purchased DVD’s/VHS tapes from FMG previously we will provide 1-year free digital streaming access to those titles (assuming the rights from the producer is available). In addition; we will provide 1-year access to any new individual streaming title(s) from at a 50% discount off the 3-year listed price. Finally, we will offer free hosting of individual titles (through June 30th) on the Films On Demand
Film MovementMaxwell Wolkincan offer 1-year digital rights with all pre-existing PPR purchases at no additional charge, and 50% off all new digital licenses contact maxwell@filmmovement.com
Grasshopper FilmLily Spitz lily@grasshopperfilm.comOffering free DSL with DVD purchase. Contact to try to make special arrangements if experiencing financial burden and need access to film in catalog; reach out to discuss discount on multiple titles
Green Planet FilmsSuzanne Harle
if own DVDs at the EDU price, offering a digital MP4 download at no additional cost. (with thumbnails and caption files); most films also available on ASP, Kanopy, Films on Demand
Icarus FilmsElena Wayne / Jonathan Miller ewayne@docuseek.comif your school or institution owns or now orders one of our films on DVD with PPR that is also on Docuseek (as hundreds of our films are, with more being added daily), your entire school can stream that film through June 30 on at no charge. Contact Caitlin Crowley with questions, If Icarus DVD isn't yet on Docuseek, we will do our best to add it specifically for you
Janus/CriterionBen Crossley-Mara ben@janusfilms.comlooking at special prices, can email to be added to list of requests
Kanopy.comKevin Sayer (CEO) kanopy@kanopy.comSpecial pricing, for 30 days starting 3/16, $100 for 1 year licenses, "free access" opened up to Great Courses and "kanopy spotlight" list (from 3/13-4/12)
KimStimMika Kimoto info@kimstim.comKimStim offers 50% off for all Educational DVDs purchases, which includes complimentary DSL rights until the end of June.
Please use the following code to receive the 50% discount with free DSL rights: 2020spring If any institutions require only DSL rights, please contact us at Please see our EDU collection from Please contact us anytime if you'd like to discuss any specific title or any particular situation.
Kino Lorber EDUEstelle Grosso Contact; If you have purchased a screening license or PPR license, and institution has suspended in-person classes, will provide a digital copy at no extra charge. For PPR purchases during the rest of the semester, will provide a digital copy at no extra cost. Offer may not apply to a select few older titles. if you purchase a new Digital Site License this semester, receive a 15% discount on the life of the file license with code DSL15. (updated 3/24)
Media Education Foundationinfo@mediaed.orgcustomers with DVD with PPR may stream for free through the end of the school year, just email to put in a request.
The entire MEF collection is on Kanopy w/ special pricing (1-year purchased through April 15th will be discounted to $100) enter code RESILIENCE at checkout at ; one-week streaming rentals have been extended to run through the end of the school year (
Reach out with any questions.
Media Rich LearningRich Hawksworth rhawksworth@mediarichlearning.comAvail on ASP, Kanopy,, "streaming room" onsite licenses auto upgraded to permit offsite; email for temporary streaming subscription for any DVD you own (whether purchased direct or from 3rd party)
medici.tvCoralie GARDET. cgardet@medici.tvEmail to discuss options for free access through 4/30
Milestone FilmsDennis Doros milefilms@gmail.comIf you don't have ASP, contact to set channel with passwords for the faculty and students (will need a few days' lead time if the film is not already up)
New Day FilmsEllen Brodsky>Free 14-day streaming until 6/1 on the New Day Streaming platform. Visit the page of the film you’re interested in at and add a free 14-day streaming license to your shopping cart if that option is available. Next, create an account and enter all needed Proxy Server and IP information. Follow on-screen instructions to complete your order. For assistance, please contact our Central Office at or 888.367.9154. Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern. After the initial 14-day period, simply revisit this process to continue your access.
more about our streaming options, visit:
Passion River FilmsKurt Beadling kurt@passionriver.comany customer that has purchased a DVD w/ PPR, can be provided with an online screener (free of charge) to share with your faculty members/students for the time being
PBSAthina LIvanos-Propst. alivanospropst@pbs.orgAthina recommends the two following existing free resources from PBS: The American Archive of Public Broadcasting is a multi-station archive of a lot of PBS material from years back. It's a good place to start if you are looking for a streaming option for something you have on VHS.
PBS LearningMedia is our always free to stream platform specifically for educators. This is the collection that I work on. We have many clips from a ton of programs. You might not find that full episode of NOVA a faculty member is asking for, but you might find the clip that they actually want to use. Athina is the librarian for the site and happy to help try to locate specific clips
PlanetGroupEntertainment/SarasotaFringeFilmsLLCPatrick Nagle nagle.patrick@gmail.comnew film purchases or screening an existing DVD with PPR, request Vimeo Stream or file download by email
PragdaDaniela Bajar education@pragda.comWill extend standard PPR rights for DVD in collection to include DSL rights for a year at NO COST.
Proquest/Alexander Street PressKathleen McLellan KMcLellan@alexanderstreet.comProQuest/Academic Video Online: Do you have a DVD from FILM PLATFORM for which you need streaming access? They have generously offered complimentary streaming access through the end of the semester. Email Sarah Brennan for access.
The Representation Project
Beth Miller beth@therepresentationproject.orgUpon verification of purchased Whole School/Classroom/PPR license for Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In, or The Great American Lie, temporary streaming (distance learning only) will be permitted through 6/30/20. email Beth directly with the film name(s) and school name. Streaming access will be fulfilled depending on school server configuration — either with a file for temporary hosting on a secure server (delete on 7/1/20) or via a screener link with an expiration date—TBD by the distributor on a case by case basis. Clickwrap license for temporary streaming will accompany film(s). Please be patient with fulfillment; small team.
Sage Video and Sage Research Methods VideoMichael Carmichael. USLibraryMarketing@sagepub.comSAGE Video ( and SAGE Research Methods Video ( SAGE is offering free, 90-day access to any library interested in offering these resources to their faculty and students. We will provide complete collection access for this time period according to the needs of each institution. To get access, please complete this form:
Faculty instructors can also get individual access to the same SAGE Video collections for 90 days with a username and password by completing the registration form here:
SoundViewDan Gurlitz dgurlitz@soundviewmediapartners.comPurchase any DVD w/PPR through May 15, 2020 and receive a digital copy with a 1 year DSL for no additional charge. Contact with any questions.
Swanksee recommendations in offer detailsVideoLib members recommend contacting individually to aquire 1 semester license-- cannot comp, but "they will work with you"N/A
Third World NewsreelRoselly Torres twn@twn.orgworking to make all 700 titles avail as DSL (1 year, 3Years, Life of the Digital Format). submit requests here:; If your institution purchased a DVD from Third World Newsreel and was scheduled to use the DVD in class this semester, please emailed us at will try to provide a temporary Vimeo link with a password. Third World Newsreel will soon have a new streaming storefront with all our latest releases and bestselling films. For updates, please subscribe to our newsletter:
VDB Video Data Bank Zach Vanes info@vdb.orgdiscounts on streaming licenses to educational institutions for work that's already on DVD in their collection, just covering the artist's royalty, of $35 for a semester license for any piece under 30 minutes and $45 for a semester license for any piece over 30 minutes. VDB has always advocated for supporting independent artists and video producers, and I think we can all agree that now more than ever, artists are financially vulnerable. email happy to help / get creative if your instructors are trying to show video art in the (virtual) classroom.
Video ProjectArlin Golden support@videoproject.comMost titles available on Kanopy. Universities that have purchased a DVD w/ PPR can get temporary streaming link upon request to; 25% off new DSL orders with code VIDEONEWSN/A
Women Make MoviesAmy Aquilino aq@wmm.comEmail for temporary link at no charge if you have WMM DVD in your collection and need to screen. During March, hosting a virtual film festival, open to students (see Select films on Kanopy. 2018 releases on-demand rentals on Vimeo for $50 (2019 releases will be available by 3/16) access temporarily increased from 1-week to 3-months for the end of the semester (see:
To request titles for on-demand rental that isn't availa OR if you need a promo code to share the viewing with your students – email to request accommodation. 50% discount on DSLs through May 31, 2020. Promo code: DSL30M. Reach out with additional requests or ideas.