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Swank provides film streaming to academic institutions. Here you will find films from major Hollywood film studios, both “classic” and contemporary.
Instructors: if you would like a Swank film linked to your course’s Blackboard page and need help, contact Tom Clifford firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kanopy is a streaming video database with over 20,000 movie titles from a large group of film producers including the Criterion Collection, PBS, Kino Lorber Edu, Documentary Educational Resources Collection, BBC Active Collection, and many others.
“Please note: If you do not have the most current Zotero Chrome addon you may encounter problems with other services such as Kanopy that require a proxy connector. This conflict, if experienced, is resolved by uninstalling the Zotero Chrome addon and installing the most current version.”
A note about Kanopy:
River Campus Libraries has recently switched from an unlimited model to a mediated model with Kanopy, meaning that some titles on the platform that used to be freely available will now have to be requested. If you find a title on Kanopy that needs to be requested, you will be shown a request form when you click on the title. Please fill out the form and allow 2-3 days for the request to be processed.
Vimeo has a collection of mostly independent films that can be rented or purchased. Prices vary widely, ranging from $1 to $10+ per rental. Rental periods also vary, from 24 hours to 1 week, depending on the film.
Movies Free with Ads
These sites include movies that are free to watch but that include ad breaks throughout.