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Criterion, Audio Cine, NFB License Agreements

Canadian copyright requires that public performance rights be obtained in order to show a film in a classroom or other venue on campus.

Criterion and Audio Cine License Agreements

Concordia University has signed license agreements with Criterion Pictures and Audio Cine Films Inc.. which allow films covered by these agreements to be shown at the University for educational purposes.

Films covered by the agreements must be legal copies and may be obtained from a library, video/DVD store, or your own personal collection.

Below are procedures to follow to determine if a film is covered by one of these two license agreements:

Audio Cine

The Audio Cine Films Inc., license agreement includes all films listed on the Audio Cine website. Films can be searched by title, director and genre.


The Criterion license agreement includes all films from the studios listed on Criterion's website with the exception of films from Mongrel Media. To determine if a film is covered under the Criterion agreement, use the list of film titles which may be searched to determine the producer/studio of a film.

NFB (National Film Board of Canada) License Agreement

The NFB Campus license agreement grants public exhibition rights for any online videos on the NFB.ca website to authorized Concordia users.

Note that access to some additional NFB Campus features requires individual registration at https://www.nfb.ca/campus-canada. Ignore billing information, and choose "Concordia University, Montreal, QC" as your institution. See the NFB Campus Quick Start Guide for complete instructions.

Classroom viewing and booking

For more information on public performance rights and classroom viewing see the Copyright Guide.

For information on booking a film for classroom viewing see Video Booking Service.

page last updated on: Friday 1 April 2016
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