AVA - STREAM UNIQUE FILMS
WITH YOUR LIBRARY CARD
AVA (Audio Visual Access) is a streaming provider that has been developed specifically for libraries, offering a unique selection of European and international arthouse films. Stream films from the comfort of your own home or on-the-go from any major device - simply log in with your library card, it’s as easy as that!
VISIT EXAMPLES OF OUR PLATFORMS
AVA customised streaming platform for the
Association of Public Libraries in Berlin (VÖBB)
Pan-European AVA streaming platform that showcases unique films from different European film festivals rarely available outside of festival screening programs
AVA customised streaming platform for the
University of Bern
WHAT MAKES AVA DIFFERENT?
We build a unique streaming platform for each of our individual library partners. This means that the selection of films, the presentation of content, the layout, colour scheme, integration of logos and language options can all be adapted to meet the requirements of each institution. We work closely with our library partners to acquire and curate films that are tailored to the variety of needs and interests of your users, including local, regional and special-interest content. We also work to ensure that our film metadata can be integrated easily into your existing library systems by using standardised metadata and identifiers.
AVA MEETS ALL YOUR PERSONAL NEEDS!
We work with internationally renowned distributors and some of Europe’s best film festivals to create our film selection. As well as feature films, users can also stream festival-selected documentaries and short films that aren’t readily available on commercial streaming platforms. It is particularly important for us to showcase European, arthouse and niche films that reflect the diversity of library users today. In order to highlight this, we curate and present our films in a number of packages. We break AVA content down into traditional sections such as film type and genre, and into regional groupings such as African films and into thematic focus selections such as Films on Migration.
AVA OFFERS UNIQUE FILMS!
AVA IS AVAILABLE ACROSS EUROPE!
Since its inception, AVA has had a strong European focus and is proudly co-funded by the European Commission. We work together with festival partners and libraries in a number of European countries, from the very North in Finland to sunny south of Italy, from the west coast of the continent in Portugal to the heart of Southeastern Europe in Serbia. Multilingualism is, of course, a central concern for us, and we offer multi-language options for our films and our interfaces.
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WHAT DOES AVA OFFER?
- Personalised film selection and curation
- Multilingual interface and a number of language options
- Online registration with library card
- Unlimited 24/7 streaming
- Access from all major devices
- Option to license films as part of a consortium
- Automatic user age-checking
- Metadata export in Marc21
HOW MUCH DOES AVA COST?
AVA is completely free for your library users! The only cost they may incur is the price of registering for a library card. This should grant them full access to the service.
For our library partners, the cost of our service is broken down into the following sections:
- A one-time payment for the set up of your personalised platform
- License fees for your selected films
- Service costs for hosting, encoding, traffic and support
- Additional services i.e. inclusion of your own audiovisual content
Our costs are calculated based on the number of films in your selection and the number of users at your institution.
The licensing of an AVA platform is possible for a single institution as well as in a consortium. We offer consortia discounts depending on the number of participating institutions.
In order for us to provide a quote based on your needs, please contact us:
AVA PLATFORM MODELS
With our regular offers, institutions can individually select content packages from our large catalogue of films, and customise the platform to fit the budget and the specific needs of their library organization and users.
We also offer two platform models with different degrees of individualisation for libraries and cultural institutions in Germany and Switzerland. Please, visit a German version of this page to learn more.
If you are interested in our regular offers, please, contact us.