Movie Licenses

Show Movies at your Library

A public performance license is required in order to show films in any public setting, including public libraries. In Canada there are two main providers of public performance licenses, each representing different film studios:

  • Criterion Pictures: Subscriptions run from April-March, but may be pro-rated.  Fees vary based on the size of your community and the type of licence you select (basic, pre-release or on demand)
  • Audio-Ciné Films (ACF): Subscriptions run from December-November but may be pro-rated.  Fees vary based on the type of licence you select (basic or pre-release).  Additional fees are applied to pre-release titles requested.

Please note: these licenses do not permit the showing of outdoor movies.  Events held outside the library must be licensed separately.  Contact your Parkland consultant for more information.