When a film is produced, a studio or distributor acquires copyright ownership which enables them to make it available for audiences to view through a number of channels including:
THEATRICAL CHANNELS i.e: watching films in Cinemas
HOME ENTERTAINMENT i.e: watching films in an individual's home
NON-THEATRICAL CHANNELS i.e: watching films outside the Cinema or an individual's home
Filmbankmedia: Non-Theatrical Representatives in 70+ markets
Non-Theatrical Film Screenings refer to the screening of films outside of the cinema or an individual’s home. To screen films to audiences non-theatrically, persons or organisations must obtain the consent of the copyright owner or their representatives in the form of licensing before doing so.
To enable wider audiences to view their films legally, copyright owners appoint a Non-Theatrical representative (such as Filmbankmedia) to licence screenings in 70+ markets including:
Outdoor screenings including festivals, community events and drive-ins
Schools and Universities
Community film groups
Government and public buildings
...and many more.
Alongside licensing non-theatrical film screenings, Filmbankmedia work with system integrators and technology partners within the Transport, Hotel, Maritime and Healthcare sectors to provide an engaging entertainment service to passengers, guests, visitors/staff and patients respectively.
To find out more on these Special Markets, click here.
We are undertaking essential maintenance work this Saturday between 13.00-14.00, 17.30-19.00 and 22.30-23.30 BST.
You should be able to apply for a licence, order titles and access your account at other times on Saturday and throughout the rest of the weekend. You should be able to browse the site as normal throughout the maintenance work.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.