Films on Demand is a database of streaming videos, providing access to a large collection of educational films. Some of the publishers whose films appear in this database are ABC News, American Experience, TED, BBC Films, Frontline, NOVA, PBS, Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Ken Burns, The Open University, and California Newsreel, among others. Films may be viewed individually or used by faculty as instructional material for courses.
Films on Demand allows searching by title, by keywords in segments, browsing titles alphabetically, and browsing or searching within the subject areas.
Most of the titles in the collection have closed-captions and many have interactive transcripts. You can use the Advanced Search function to limit search results to titles with closed-captioning and transcripts.
There are additional player features you may want to check before publishing, including full screen play, captions on/off, and speed adjustment. The first time a video is inserted from a particular source, you may be asked to allow content from the site.