Pricing and format options

Pricing is determined by purchase type, format, and length of the title. Detailed pricing information and available formats are found by clicking the Pricing Information link on each title page.

Single Screening Rental License

Single Screening rentals provide the rights to screen the title ONCE in a public venue (classroom, theatre, or exhibition space) on a prearranged date. Single screening prices typically range from $100 - $150, and titles are available on DVD, Bluray, or .H264 digital file.

Exhibition Rental License

An Exhibition Rental comes with public performance rights and allows the title to be played continuously as a looped screening or otherwise, on a monitor or as a projection. Exhibition Rentals allow titles to be presented for the duration of an exhibition and are priced accordingly. Titles are available on DVD, Bluray, or .H264 digital file.

Library Purchase - Educational License

Educational Institutions (universities, libraries, and schools) can purchase DVD or Bluray copies of titles and box sets at a discounted rate. These purchases are intended only for classroom screenings and academic research and do not include public performance rights. Prices typically range from $275 - $350.

Educational Streaming License

The Educational Streaming License (ESL) provides digital files to academic library customers, allowing them to provide their users with streaming access to titles purchased from the VDB collection. The ESL is an addendum to a traditional Educational Purchase, and allows VDB titles to be shared on a secure institutional network with a password-protected connection. Prices range from $75 - $300, and titles are available as .H264 digital files.

Individual Purchase

VDB offers very few titles as Individual Purchases. Individual Purchases come with no public performance or duplication rights, and may not be shown in any commercial, institutional, theatrical or educational settings. Prices typically range from $50 - $120, and titles are available only on DVD.

If an individual is interested in viewing certain works, we recommend that they make a request with an affiliated library, or make an appointment at VDB’s screening room.

Instiutional Collection License - (Archival Acquisition)

VDB provides collecting institutions the option to purchase archival copies for accession to their permanent collection. The purchase comes with full public performance rights for screening or looped exhibition at the location of the purchasing institution. (No loaning or touring rights are included). Archival acquisitions also includes duplication rights to transfer the title to other formats for screening purposes. Titles are available as uncompressed digital files or Apple Pro Res digital files. VDB provides screening DVDs to Archival clients at-cost. Archival acquisition prices are available by request.

Additional notes

Not all formats and use types are available for every title in our archive. (For example, our box sets are produced only on DVD, and are only made available for Library Purchase - Educational License.) The pricing information on each title page should accurately outline all options that we are able to provide.

Our DVDs are NTSC, although they are formatted for multi-region and should work in most international players. VDB can also provide PAL transfers of our titles. Please contact Distribution directly for a transfer quote.