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Public Video Screening Licence

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The Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL), available on an annual basis, allows organisations to legally screen films to create background ambiance within their premises.

The PVSL offers great flexibility and peace of mind, providing you with the legal copyright cover to screen an extensive range of films from many major Hollywood and independent film studios and distributors under just one licence. Typical PVSL customers include education establishments (schools, universities, Into Film), care organisations, retailers and shopping centres, social clubs and places of worship.

Click here for a full list of participating studios and distributors for the PVSL.

Licence Duration

The licence duration of the PVSL is staggered for the Education (primary and secondary schools) and Non-Education sectors. Details of these durations are available below:

The PVSL for primary & secondary schools runs from 1st April to 31st March
The PVSL for all other organisations runs from 1st May to 30th April

ENSURE YOUR VENUE IS LICENSED TO SCREEN FILMS

Under UK copyright law, screenings films to audiences outside of the cinema or home for entertainment purposes requires a licence from the copyright owner or their representatives (such as Filmbankmedia) before doing so.

Prices start from as little as £97.50 + VAT for an annual licence - for full pricing and payment details please click here. Alternatively, apply now to create your PVSL account.

PVSL Participating Studios

Screen movies from many Hollywood and independent film studios and distributors.

Education Sector

Ensure your schools are legally licensed to show films for entertainment purposes

PVSL Pricing and Payment

You can procure your PVSL online or downloadable our PVSL Brochure with Application Form

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