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Welcome! Use this guide to find sources for streaming videos and films, including concerts, operas, masterclasses, documentaries, and more.
Academic Video Online (AVON) is a multidisciplinary video platform that includes a substantial component of Music & Performing Arts content (e.g. documentaries, performances, interviews, instructional material). Other subject areas include anthropology, health, history, psychology, and more.
Can-Core is a streaming video library created for use in Canadian schools. It contains content from a wide range of subject areas, including music, that is produced in Canada and selected for its strong curriculum fit. Resources relevant to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies are available, with an option to limit the search to Indigenous content only.
*Requires McGill VPN for off-campus access. An online digital library of feature film titles licensed for Canadian viewing. Criterion-on-Demand represents a large number of feature film producers, including, but not limited to: Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, DreamWorks SKG, 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. The title selection includes 1920 classics, new releases, foreign films, literary adaptations, documentaries, animated titles, and independent features. NB: Not to be confused with the "Criterion Collection" of remastered films. To view "Criterion Collection" films, please consult the video streaming service Kanopy.
Streaming video of selected educational programs, from high school to university level. More than 6000 titles covering a wide range of topics, with content related to music appreciation and history, world music, dance, education, psychology, technology, health, and more..
Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer thousands of award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases across diverse subjects and disciplines. Collections include titles from the DEFA Film Library, ArtMattan Films, HBO, Frameline, Ruscico, Pragda, BBC, Flicker Alley, National Film Board of Canada, First Run Features, Cinema Libre Studio, New Day Films, and the Criterion Collection/Janus Films.
The collection includes animation, documentaries, experimental films and alternative dramas. It has films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians - stories about the environment, human rights, international conflict, the arts and more.