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 Blu-Ray, DVD, and 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 offers 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 worked closely with Colleges and Universities to ensure we meet the needs of this market sector.

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


Criterion-on-Demand includes:

  • A Streaming Site Built Specifically for Institutional Use
  • Stream more than 6,500 titles
  • Bilingual site interface
  • English & French Audio options (where available)
  • English & French Caption options (where available)
  • Extensive Meta-Data for Easy Search Capabilities
  • IP-authenticated Access
  • MARC records
  • 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, Warner Bros., 20th Century Studios, Searchlight Pictures, Elevation Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics, Alliance Films, Miramax Films, Lionsgate Films, Mongrel Media, Indican Pictures, as well as a number of independent producers. Our title selection includes new releases, classics, 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.

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

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

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

Submit an inquiry

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