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Asian Film Online

Asian Film Online offers a view of Asian culture as seen through the lens of the independent Asian filmmaker. Through a selection of over 1,000 narrative feature films, documentaries and shorts curated by film scholars and critics, the collection offers highly relevant perspectives and insights onto themes relevant across Asia.

Film Platform

FILM PLATFORM is an innovative collaboration between leading filmmakers and film distributors from around the world bringing the finest documentary films to an academic audience. Our global selection of films includes many Oscar nominated documentaries and film festival winners.

World Cinema Collection

This streaming collection includes the best of the silent era, groundbreaking international directors, American and European masterpieces from the mid-20th century, award-winning contemporary films from Global Lens, and films from Africa and the African diaspora from ArtMattan Productions. The collection shines a light on the history of cinema while also providing a glimpse into the cultures and issues of countries around the world—making it useful beyond film studies departments by bringing value to programs in area studies, political science, history, world languages, and more.

Hot Docs at Home on CBC

Watch Hot Docs at Home on CBC, a multi platform festival-at-home experience providing Canadians with front-row access to select titles from the 2020 Hot Docs Festival premiering Thursday nights starting April 16.

CBC Gem

Stream current episodes and past seasons of comedies, dramas and documentaries.

Encore+

Encore+ features over one thousand iconic and award-winning titles, restored, digitized and yours to enjoy at home or on the go.

TVO Documentaries 

Stream thought-provoking full length Canadian documentaries. 

Netflix YouTube Channel - Educational Documentaries

Netflix has allowed teachers to screen some documentaries in their classrooms: https://help.netflix.com/en/node/57695 However, this isn’t possible with schools closed. A selection of their films are now featured on Netflix's YouTube channel.

List of Video Streaming databases: https://learn.library.ryerson.ca/az.php?q=video