Started one year ago with help from an unprecedented collaborative effort of eight noteworthy independent film distribution studios, OVID.tv hosts over 800 films, most of which won’t be found on any other streaming platform.
Today, OVID works with more than 20 content partners to add 20–35 new films every month. As OVID’s collection has deepened its mission, its editorial interest has come into focus: to be the home for the best art-house, foreign language, social issue, and documentary films from around the world; cinema that tells stories — stories that connect people.
As the world begins to imagine life post-pandemic, OVID is building on the notion of “connection” by reaching out to organizations dedicated to supporting the films and filmmakers that align with their platform. OVID asked these friends and partners to hand-pick films from the collection that speak most directly to them and their communities, and they came back with a number of exciting and surprising choices.
- Top Films From Hyperallergic
Hyperallergic Documentary Editor Dan Schindel gathers a series of works expressing both sides of the political and personal split — often mixing the two.
- Top Films From Cinema Tropical
Carlos Gutiérrez of Cinema Tropical selects 11 amazing and in some cases, little known, films from Latin America.
- Top Films From Maysles Documentary Center
Annie Horner and Emily Apter, programmers at Maysles Documentary Center, choose 12 diverse documentary and experimental films.
- Top Pan-African Films by SUNU Journal
The editors of SUNU: Journal of African Affairs, Critical Thought + Aesthetics pick 20 eclectic films from Africa and the diaspora.
- Top Films From Pacific Arts Movement
Brian Hu, the artistic director of Pacific Arts Movement, throws the spotlight on 10 boundary-pushing Asian feature films.
- Top Films From Her Head in Films
Caitlin, the host of the podcast Her Head in Films, allows audiences inside her head with this exclusive collection of her favorite art-house, documentary, and international films.
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Arriving amid increased anti-Asian racism and continuing discourse about the inhumanity of its prison system, this documentary is a strong historical gut punch.
A “show within a show” at the Whitney Biennial pays homage to the visual and literary art of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, whose life was cut short through an act of brutal violence.
The Newark Museum of Art Presents Jazz Greats: Classic Photographs from the Bank of America Collection
Photographers Antony Armstrong Jones, Milt Hinton, Chuck Stewart, Barbara Morgan, and more capture a breadth of legendary and local musicians and performance artists. On view through August 21.
Social media persona Sad Beige Werner Herzog presents a seemingly endless array of sniffling tots stuffed into gray, brown, and tan knits.
A new Bronx location for the Universal Hip Hop Museum is set to open its doors in 2024.
Art and photographs, publications from the 19th and 20th centuries, manuscripts, posters and more are set to cross the auction block on August 18.
Researchers at the University of South Florida have created a tool that can potentially help hone human concentration through the creation of art with only the power of the mind.
The settlement comes after Tate prevented an artist who exposed sexual harassment by one of its largest donors from co-curating an exhibition.
Let’s be honest: On a best bathrooms list, no one wants to be number two.
Advocacy groups are pushing for a 5% royalty in resales, which would pertain even after the artist dies, in which case the funds would go to their estate.
This week, the Getty Museum is returning ancient terracottas to Italy, parsing an antisemitic mural at Documenta, an ancient gold find in Denmark, a new puritanism, slavery in early Christianity, and much more.