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Annual Public Performance License for the showing of feature films (Video and DVD)

Feature films for study groups and congregational events can be wonderful resources for nurturing Christian discipleship in our churches. However, unless you have negotiated your own public performance license, you are infringing upon the Canadian Copyright Act by showing these videos and DVDs.

To obtain a license that covers virtually all of the films you might want to show over the next year, Toronto Conference has arranged with Criterion Pictures and Audio Cine Films to administer an annual license to congregations. The fee for this license is based on your average Sunday attendance figures as reported in the 2016 Yearbook statistics (line 20). The yearly fee is $1.22 per attendee plus 13% HST. (50 attendees = $61.00 + 7.93 = $68.93 for the year). Once your application and payment has been received, a license number will be either emailed or mailed to you along with information on reporting.

To apply for this license, please fill out the information on the application form below and send this information along with your cheque (made out to “Toronto Conference”) to the Toronto Conference office at the address shown on the side.

2017/2018 Annual Public Performance License

This license covers the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018. Applications and cheques can be received now or at any time during the year. However, the license will apply only to this period noted.

To see a complete listing of the producers and distributors covered by this license go to and

Further information and questions, contact:
Rose Cambourne
Finance and Property Administrator
Toronto Conference
416-241-2677 or 1-800-446-4729, ext, 6229 or