ro*co films is a leader in the documentary distribution world, with an educational division aimed at bringing these compelling real-life stories to schools, libraries, and other instructional environments across the country. In addition, ro*co broadens the impact and influence of our films by mobilizing communities to host, organize, and execute their own educational screening events.
ro*co films is proud to announce a joint venture with Film Platform to bring a unique and long-awaited streaming opportunity to institutions worldwide. This partnership means that we can now offer our unmatched collection of marquee documentary films and support materials in a way that is easily accessed and tailored for academic and screening use.
What is Film Platform?
Our innovative streaming service allows your students and faculty to instantly stream documentaries at any time, on or off campus. Our top-tier and exclusive collection is comprised of highly-acclaimed, festival award-winning films, specifically curated with their academic potential in mind. This quality combined with cutting edge technology allows Film Platform content to be:
Effortlessly Accessed (highly secure, high-speed server and Section 508 compliant - subtitles and transcripts can be provided for all titles)
Easily Catalogued (full MARC records provided, a variety of formats available)
Fully Integrated (bookmarking, sharing, linking, enhanced searchability, option to purchase public performance rights, and even book Skype Q & As with filmmakers!)
Effectively Analyzed (usage reports and viewing statistics for individual titles and collections can be accessed and downloaded at any time)
We offer a number of flexible license models, including A-La-Carte purchases of individual films if there are just a couple of titles of interest. We also offer a Patron Driven Acquisition model, which allows you to ensure that you are only paying for the films which are being used.
Please take a look at this short demo, using another one of our popular titles (A Place at the Table) as an example of how each title on Film Platform can be accessed, used, shared, and featured on your campus.
If you are the decision maker on your campus regarding streaming services and development, we would love to be able to send you more information about our services, pricing, etc. Please contact us to set up a trial or to learn more. Please also feel free to reference our Streaming FAQs (link to the Streaming FAQs tab).
If you are one of the many students, educators, administrators, or staff members using our films for screenings and/or instructional purposes within your community - thank you! If you would find it valuable to have streaming access to the ro*co collection and the accompanying discussion materials (discussion guides, curriculums, resources, etc), please let your library know! Your campus library is always looking to help link patrons to quality academic media, and your feedback is such an important part of that process.