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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. All films have Public Performance Rights (PPR).
“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.