The Public Video Screening Licence (PVSL), available on an annual basis, allows organisations to legally screen films to create background ambiance within their premises. Screenings are to be ad hoc and unplanned. If you wish to hold a planned screening, advertise your event, and charge an admission price including donation requests, you will need to be licensed under our Single Title Screening Licence. Typical STSL customers include film societies or community cinemas, PTAs, Outdoor Festivals and Art Centres. Under the PVSL, advertising is restricted to within the licensed premises. The permitted forms of advertising are on internal notice boards and posters within the 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.