This is the tenth year that Maritime Conference has negotiated a video licensing agreement with Criterion Pictures and Audio Ciné Films Inc. We are able to offer a similar opportunity this year. Although the cost has risen slightly from last year, it remains a better rate than an individual congregation could negotiate.  You may wish to visit their respective websites for further information: and

The combined cost for both companies to cover congregations in Maritime Conference will be $1.30 per person based on average Sunday attendance as reported in the Year Book. The license will be in effect from April 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017. Maritime Conference will do all the administration, helping to keep the costs low.

If you reported an average of 20 people attending worship, then the cost to you will be $26.00 + HST (calculated at the NB rate) per year. With this license, you will be able to rent any movie and show it legally without breaking copyright law. Criterion Pictures and Audio Ciné Films Inc. hold the licensing agreements for most movies that you have access to in video stores – Miramax, Disney, Sony, Alliance Atlantis, etc.

Please note that you do not need this license to view DVD’s borrowed from AVEL. AVEL resources are purchased with public performance rights.

Just think of the ways you can use movies in your congregations … movie clips in worship … summer movie nights outside … movie nights for the community … Sunday School … Youth Ministry.

If you are interested in registering your congregation for the public performance copyright site license, then please complete the form. Upon receipt of your completed Application for Public Performance Copyright Site License 2016-2017 plus cheque payable to Maritime Conference Fund for the licensing fee, you will be enrolled in the program. All applications are to be returned to Maritime Conference Office no later than Monday, March 14, 2016. This is the only opportunity to enroll for this year.

It is our hope that the availability of this licensing arrangement will be one more tool to support your ministry in creative and just ways. If you have any questions about this program, please contact Lorraine Horyl or telephone 506-536-1334, Ext 5.