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Feature Film Public Performance Rights - Criterion Renewal 2021-2022

Response Deadline: 
September 7, 2021

Subscription Term


October 1, 2021


September 30, 2022

Pricing is now available for the renewal for the Feature Film Public Performance Rights (PPR) license from Criterion. There has been no increase in pricing over last year.

The PPR licences include the following options:

  • For all institutions, Entertainment PPR to cover the showing of films on campus outside the classroom, e.g. a student club's movie night; and
  • For for-profit institutions only, Educational PPR to cover the showing of films in the classroom.

The Criterion PPR licences are separate from the Criterion on Demand streaming service. Participating in the one offering does not depend in any way on the other.



Criterion Pictures offers public performace rights licenses covering Education and Entertainment use. With the corresponding licenses from Audio Cine Films, BC ELN partner libraries can obtain rights covering almost all of the major US and Canadian studios and production companies and many independent producers and foreign films.

The Entertainment licence covers on-campus screenings outside of the classroom, and is not limited to libraries or faculty. See the Criterion ffPPR: Entertainment page for details, including specific rights and limitations.

The Education licence covers screenings for educational purposes within for-profit institutions. Non-profit institutions do not require an Education license. See the Criterion ffPPR: Education page for details.

This licence is unrelated to the Criterion On Demand streaming video product.


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed above. To CANCEL, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

Terms & Conditions

Additional Information

Rights FAQs:

See the Resource pages for detailed information on the performance rights:

Studios and Films Covered by the Criterion License:

See the Resource pages for links to title lists.