Your Independent TV Streamer Guide

Ovid TV

Quick Look: Ovid TV is a subscription-based channel offering a collection of independent films from the following production companies (descriptions courtesy of Ovid TV):

  • BULLFROG FILMS - The leading U.S. publisher of independently produced documentaries on environmental and related social justice issues, in business for more than 45 years, it currently distributes over 750 titles.
  • THE DGENERATE FILMS COLLECTION - dGenerate Films distributes contemporary independent film from mainland China to audiences worldwide. They are dedicated to procuring and promoting visionary content, fueled by transformative social change and digital innovation.
  • DISTRIB FILMS US - An independent distributor of international feature films, Distrib Films US is known for its strong collection of French and Italian fiction feature films.
  • FIRST RUN FEATURES - Founded in 1979 by a group of filmmakers to advance the distribution of independent film, First Run has been honored with a major retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art for its significant contributions.
  • GRASSHOPPER FILM - A distribution company founded in 2015 by Ryan Krivoshey, dedicated to the release of independent, foreign, and documentary film.
  • ICARUS FILMS - A leading distributor of documentary films in North America, with a collection exceeding 1000 titles. It recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
  • KIMSTIM - A distribution company dedicated to the release of exceptional independent, foreign, and documentary film.
  • WOMEN MAKE MOVIES - Women Make Movies (WMM), a non-profit feminist social enterprise based in New York, is the world’s leading distributor of independent films by and about women.

Many of the films are critically-acclaimed independent features found exclusively on OVID and or New York Times critic's choices. You can browse the entire library of videos before subscribing, and clicking on a video bring up a full description. Videos are available in the following categories and include the titles listed:

  • Humans and Nature - "An Ecology of Mind," "Green Fire," "Penguin Counter," "Toyko Waka"
  • African Directors - "Forgotten World," "Congo," "The Doctor who saves Women," "Mama Colonel"
  • Economic Justice - "Capitalism: A six-part series," "56 Up," "Bitter Money," "Company Town

-- Information is current as of March 28, 2019

Roku Channel Store Description: Highlights from the catalogs of leading providers of outstanding arthouse, documentary, and social issue films.

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CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV

DEVELOPER: Ovid TV

FEES:6.99/monthly or $69.99/year subscription