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.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Movies & TV
DEVELOPER: Ovid TV
FEES:6.99/monthly or $69.99/year subscription