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A Different Lens

OVID.tv is a streaming service for independent feature films, global cinema, animation, social issue and documentary films from around the world, most unavailable on any other platform.

As of June 2020, there are over 800 titles available on OVID, and we continue to add 20-35 new titles every month. The films fall roughly into three categories: powerful films addressing urgent political and social issues; in-depth selections of creative documentaries, animation and experimental films by world-famous directors; and the best of global cinema, independent art-house feature and genre films by contemporary filmmakers as well as established masters.

OVID’s films connect us to our histories, each other, and open-up a world of new possibilities.

What the Press Says

"A haven for indie gems." —Kathryn Shattuck, The New York Times

"A cornucopia of international movies and documentaries, short- and medium-length films and features, recent ones as well as classics. Far better for recent movies than FilmStruck ever was, and its spectrum of new movies is far more substantial than that of Netflix, wider-ranging than that of Amazon Prime." —Richard Brody, The New Yorker

"A Netflix for the left." —Louis Proyect, CounterPunch

“The majority of [films] aren’t available on any other streaming platform." —David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“An incredible new streaming service backed by some of the greatest distributors. Truly the killer app for cinephiles." —Joshua Brunsting, Criterion Cast

Brought to You By

The content partners behind OVID are renowned distribution companies - the British Film Institute, Bullfrog Films, dGenerate Films, Distrib Films US, First Run Features, Grasshopper Film, Icarus Films, Kartemquin Films, Kimstim, National Film Board of Canada, Oscilloscope Pictures, Pragda, and Women Make Movies.

Film Festivals

OVID is also happy to work with film festivals, like Dance Camera West (DCW), to help them reach as wide an audience as possible. DCW is one of the leading presenters of dance inspired cinema and its range and diversity of films speaks to the power of the art form of dance on film.

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