About Criterion-on-Demand

For the last 45 years, Criterion Pictures has been providing feature film rights to the Canadian non-theatrical market which includes Schools, Daycares, Municipalities, Colleges and Universities, Ground Transportation, Small Hotels, Resorts, Recreation Centres, Public Libraries, Businesses, Film Societies, etc.

Criterion Pictures distributes its product via film, DVD, VHS and more recently digital delivery. Working with its customers, it has developed a large number of viewing options in order to find cost-effective presentation methods that meet the individual needs of each marketplace

Criterion Pictures works with its clients, whether it be for entertainment or educational purposes, to ensure client satisfaction and product superiority.

Criterion Pictures has developed an online 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.

Criterion-on-Demand is the ONLY customizable online Feature Film Solution-focused specifically on the Canadian Post Secondary Market. Criterion-on-Demand features:

Criterion-on-Demand includes:

  • A Dedicated Post-Secondary Bilingual Website that offers Title Information, Search Capabilities, List New Releases and Accept Title Requests
  • More than 1500 Titles
  • More than 1100 French titles
  • Approximately 135 Foreign Language Films with English Subtitles
  • More than 100 Documentary Features
  • Closed Captioned Titles when Available 
  • Streaming Capabilities
  • MARC records
  • Access via IP Authentication
  • Extensive Meta-Data for Easy Search Capabilities
  • Unlimited 24-7 Access
  • High-Quality Media 

  • Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, but not limited to:  Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Mongrel Media, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate Films, The Weinstein Company, as well as a smaller number of independent producers. Our title selection includes 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features. We are looking to partner with other producers to continue to build upon our content base.

    106 Saunders Road
    (Unit 6) 
    Barrie ON,
    L4N 9A8

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    Telephone: 1-800-668-0749

    For technical support questions please contact Matthew Blight at ext. 257

    For sales related questions contact Suzi Hitchon at 
    ext. 251

    Fax: 1 866 664 7545

    Ontario, Canada
    106 Saunders Road, Unit 6, Barrie, Ontario L4N 9A8

    Québec/Eastern Canada
    1800 McGill College Avenue, Suite #1800, Montreal, QC 
    H3A 3J6