Films from an Independent World

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A site filled with exceptional documentary programming as well as some terrific foreign and independent features.”
—Filmmaker Magazine

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Debra Granik on OVID

"In this time of ubiquitous taste-making through metrics, I get a good feeling just by scrolling through OVID’s collection, and touching base with audacious thinkers and makers, who have created their films without regard to the dictates of robotic programs. OVID dares to break the hegemony of ratings and dares to step away from the herd."

"A team of cinephiles with conscience and passion devote their energy to creating this invaluable collection and keeping it accessible to the public. I thank the OVID collaborators for daring to keep this project alive in our time."

—Debra Granik (Academy Award® nominated director and co-writer of Winter's Bone and Leave No Trace)

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.

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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 Laboratories, Pragda, and Women Make Movies.

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