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License Begins: 
October 1, 2021
License Ends: 
September 30, 2022

Criterion Pictures has developed an on-line digital delivery feature film platform called Criterion-on-Demand. Our goal is to provide easy access to educationally relevant feature films used in Canadian Higher Education Institutions. We have been working closely with Colleges and Universities to ensure we meet the needs of this market sector. With their help, we believe we have developed a valuable on-line feature film resource that will provide ease-of-access, content relevance, cost-effectiveness, and piracy protection. Criterion-on-Demand is the ONLY customizable on-line Feature Film solution focused specifically on the Canadian Post Secondary Market. "

Features of the product include:

  • A dedicated post-secondary bilingual website that offers title information, search capabilities, lists new releases and accepts title requests
  • More than 1600 English titles
  • More than 1300 French titles
  • Approximately 135 foreign language films with English subtitles
  • More than 100 documentary features
  • Subtitles and/or Closed Captioned when available
  • MARC records
  • Access via IP authentication including off-campus access
  • Unlimited 24-7 access
  • High quality media files
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Multi-Consortial Note: 

Consortia Canada (managed by TAL). BCELN, TAL, CAUL members use their consortia

Notes on Subscribers: 
  • 16/17 -Manitoba joined March 2017,
  • 18/19 - Manitoba cancels
  • 19/20 - Winnipeg joins