Why Should Higher Education Institutions Choose Criterion-on-Demand?

Criterion-on-Demand enables professors, teachers, researcher and students to access a large variety of features films on-line, at the click-of-a-button. Other value-adds include:


  • Criterion Pictures has the rights to over 15,000 titles
  • Criterion-on-Demand Updates Titles Yearly
  • Can't Find a Title? Request It by Clicking Here

Large Film Library

Numerous Titles are Available in both English and French from Studios Including:

  • Paramount Pictures
  • Lionsgate Films
  • The Weinstein Company
  • Alliance Films
  • Warner Brothers
  • Miramax Films
  • Mongrel Media

...and Many More!

Multiple Genres for Educational and Research purposes:

  • Foreign Language
  • Literary Adaptations
  • Film clips for character education
  • Justice
  • Classics
  • Environmental Titles
  • Social Issues
  • Animation Studies
  • Academy Award Winners, etc..


  • Criterion Pictures has Serviced the College and University Market for Over 40 Years!
  • Leading the Shift in Market Trends - "16mm" to "VHS" to "DVD" to "Streaming" to "Digital Delivery"
  • Offices from Coast-To-Coast
  • Superior Customer Service

Ability to add third party content

Ability to Add Third Party Content:

Criterion-on-Demand recognizes that technological changes have made hard-copy purchases both cost-prohibitive, and inefficient. Streaming is the preferred delivery method for most institutions, however many do not have a platform or intranet digital delivery program that offers these services. Criterion-on-Demand enables your College and/or University to add third party content to its system. Additional fees will apply to this service, and proof of rights will be required.


  • English and French Titles (Subject to Availability)
  • Other Languages Available Upon Request (Subject to Availability)
  • Same Language Sub-Titles Available for the Hearing Impaired

Hardcopy is increasingly harder to locate

The entertainment industry declared 2012 as the "Death of the DVD". The recent bankruptcy of Blockbuster and the closing of Roger Video rental stores clearly illustrate that the consumer market has switched to streaming methods. Over the next few years, titles, particularly titles that are not mainstream or are older, will become increasingly harder to the source. Criterion-on-Demand will continue to source this material and offer it as part of its streaming service. Criterion's close relationship with the studios, and their Labs, enables Criterion to access titles that may otherwise be unavailable.

Cost Effective

Current streaming costs are approximately $205 per title per year. There may be an additional charge if we do not have the master in house, or if different languages are required. Currently, there are more than 3000 titles on Criterion-on-Demand. The cost of Criterion-on-Demand is based on a School/School District and/or College/University’s FTE (Full-time Student Equivalent). Depending on the need of each Institution, an a la carte approach may be more cost-effective.

Please contact us and we can help you determine which licensing best suits your Institution’s needs and budget. Please note, all titles are hosted on Criterion’s streaming platform Criterion-on-Demand. It has passed all of the Studio security protocols and requirements.

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