Please note that all of the streaming services highlighted will require UTORid authentication to access. Freely-available resources may be found at the bottom of the page.
"[CC]" indicates closed captioning provided.
Streaming Film Resources
Audio Cine Films [CC]
ACF is one of the largest non-theatrical film rights representative in Canada, with exclusive rights to one of the largest film libraries available. Their streaming platform offers hundreds of films from major studios including Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstones Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Columbia Pictures, Tristar Pictures, Universal Studios Canada and MGM Studios.
Criterion-on-Demand [CC] (Not working? Troubleshoot)
Video streaming service featuring thousands of films, including recent Hollywood blockbusters. Note, some films are labeled as ‘Restricted’ and can only be viewed while on campus and connected to the U of T network.
Docuseek [CC] / Docuseek Canadian Collection [CC]
Docuseek streams essential independent, social-issue and environmental films, providing exclusive access to content from renowned leaders in documentary film distribution. To log in, enter your UTORid when prompted, and then select 'University of Toronto' under the 'Select your institution' dropdown menu.
Film Platform [CC]
"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."
"We stream thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month."
A collection of films that have been purchased for various faculties and uploaded to the University of Toronto MyMedia video streaming service.
"Our Collection includes documentaries, animations, experimental films, fiction and interactive works. We showcase films that take a stand on issues of global importance that matter to Canadians." Note, some films are labeled as ‘Campus’ and can only be viewed while on campus and connected to the U of T network.
Addition resources from Alexander Street Press in this category:
- Asian Film Online [CC]
- Filmmakers Library Online [CC]
- New World Cinema [CC]
- PBS Video Collection [CC]
- Silent Film Online [CC]
Educational and Curriculum Video Resources (Multi-Subject)
Pro-Quest service featuring the following video collections. For a full list of Alexander Street collections, select 'Menu', then 'My Collections'.
60 Minutes, American History, Art and Architecture, Asian Film, Australasian Video, BBC Horizon, Literary Adaptations, Black Studies, Border and Migration Studies, Business Education, Caribbean Studies, CNN Collection, Counseling and Therapy, Criminal Justice, Current Affairs, Dance, Dentistry, Docuseek2, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Ethnography, Fashion, Filmmakers Library, Food Studies, Health and Society, Latin America, LGBT Studies, Meet the Press, Classical Music, Opera, Musical Performance, New World Cinema, Nursing and Mental Health, PBS, Rehabilitation Therapy, Security Issues, Silent Film, The Sixties, Sports Medicine, Theatre, Veterinary Education, World History, World Newsreels
SAGE Video [CC]
"SAGE Video showcases highly relevant educational video across key social science disciplines. Each collection includes a breadth of video types to support diverse research and learning needs."
McIntyre Media has been providing high quality educational resources to Ontario schools for over 55 years. The On-Core curriculum correlated video streaming platform was designed through consultation by various Ontario school board and media specialists. The Can-Core collection is designed for Canadian college and university faculty & students. All McIntyre Media content is 100% Canadian-produced. The platform also contains a significant amount of content about, and by, Canadian Indigenous people.
Subject Specific Video Resources
"OnArchitecture is an audiovisual archive of architecture online... It offers a deep and detailed panorama of the world’s main authors, works, experiences and issues related to the field of architecture."
Arts and Media
The Digital Concert Hall is the virtual concert venue of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the Internet. Here you can experience the orchestra performing live at the Philharmonie in Berlin in more than 30 broadcasts every year.
"The award-winning Drama Online introduces new writers alongside the most iconic names in playwriting history, providing contextual and critical background through scholarly works and practical guides."
Digital Theatre + [CC]
Streaming video of live plays and theatre productions. Includes theory, criticism and discussion with actors, writers and directors.
"The world's leading classical music channel" features streaming video productions of concerts, operas, ballets and documentaries.
Since 2010, the Web site run by On the Boards theatre, in Seattle, has been amassing an unsurpassed collection of high-quality, full-length, streamable recordings of American contemporary dance. OnTheBoards.tv provides access to a range of recorded live productions of contemporary dance, theatre and performance art.
"A unique video collection of interviews and panel discussions recorded at The Paley Center for Media. The seminars feature industry insiders discussing the processes of television production, the impact of media on contemporary society, and much more."
Co-founded by music legend Quincy Jones and jazz impresario and producer Reza Ackbaraly, Qwest TV features a diverse collection of hundreds of concerts and documentaries, with a focus on Jazz, Soul, Funk, African Music, Latin Music, Indian Music and more.
"The Fortunoff Archive and its affiliates recorded the testimonies of willing individuals with first-hand experience of the Nazi persecutions, including those who were in hiding, survivors, bystanders, resistants, and liberators."
"The Visual History Archive provides an opportunity to access digitized interviews taken with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust. Includes 52,000 testimonies in 56 countries with Jewish, homosexual, Jehovah's Witness, and Roma survivors, as well as liberators and Nuremberg trial participants." Note, select 'Continue as Guest' on login screening, registration not required.
Socialism on Film [CC]
"This collection of films from the communist world reveals war, history, current affairs, culture and society as seen through the socialist lens. It spans most of the twentieth century and covers countries such as the USSR, Vietnam, China, Korea, much of Eastern Europe, the GDR, Britain and Cuba."
Health and Sciences
Explore the human anatomy using interactive 3D models.
"Bates' Visual Guide delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for the (Advanced) Assessment or Introduction to Clinical Medicine course."
CARMA Video Library [CC]
Video series from the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis at Texas Tech University.
A series of instructional videos and accompanying texts on Dentistry best practices.
Henry Stewart Talks [CC]
Biomedical and life sciences video collection. Featuring lectures by leading world experts.
"Innovative streaming video collections, of real patients and therapists, created to inspire clinical excellence for faculty, students and clinicians in occupational therapy and physical therapy programs."
"JoVE creates the ultimate solutions for advancing research and science education by making and publishing videos of scientific experiments from the top laboratories around the globe."
Selection of informational videos on Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy.net videos are also available on Kanopy.
Freely-Available Online Video Resources
- Archive.org - Moving Image Archive
- BFI Player - Free Archive Collections
- British Pathé Digital Collections
- CTV Movies (Ad Supported)
- Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire
- Encore+ Youtube
- European Film Gateway
- Documentary Storm
- Library of Congress - Digital Moving Image Collections
- NZ Online
- Open Culture
- Public Domain Review
- Public Domain Movies
- tvo Documentaries
- UbuWeb Film & Video
Faculty Streaming Media Requests
If submitting a request for streaming access to a film required for course use, please submit the request through this Faculty Streaming Media Request form.