First Weekend Club to Launch a "Virtual Cinema"
CanadaScreens.ca Coming Soon!
Why CanadaScreens.ca you ask?
That’s an easy one. While there are numerous pay-per-view streaming sites in the market, access to these sites is limited for most indie Canadian feature films and documentaries because they are for-profit sites, so only the most commercial and high profile titles are offered. With Canadian and indie films competing against Hollywood films and blockbusters, the promise land of a global online audience has proven elusive.
CanadaScreens.ca is the only streaming service dedicated exclusively to Canadian film, providing a much-needed alternative platform to indie filmmakers and to an ever-growing online audience looking for a wider range of movie offerings.
CanadaScreens.ca is owned and operated by First Weekend Club, a non-profit organization that has been proudly building audiences for Canadian film since 2003.
Do filmmakers receive any of the streaming fee when I use your site?
Absolutely! As CanadaScreens.ca is a not-for-profit service, a significant portion of every rental goes directly to the rights holder (the distributor or filmmaker).
How much does it cost to stream a film?
Film prices range from $2.99 to $4.99 CAD plus tax for a feature length film. Short films are offered at .99 cents.
Once I rent a film, how long do I have to watch it?
You have a 48-hour window in which to watch the film as many times as you’d like.
Can I buy a monthly subscription rather than renting films individually?
We only offer individual film rentals.
Can I download the videos?
No. We only offer a streaming service.
Can I watch films on my iPad or iPhone?
Does your service work in every country?
No. With some exceptions, most films offered on CanadaScreens.ca are only available to viewers within Canada. As we grow, we aim to secure rights to offer CanadaScreens.ca to viewers in other territories.
A special thanks to our members, community supporters and industry partners
who helped with our fundraising efforts and got us to where we are today.
Soon you'll be able to access the thrilling world of Canadian cinema anywhere in Canada, anytime.