Niche Streamer Ovid.TV Adds More Documentaries, Animated Shorts

Ovid.TV, the streamer that debuted in March, prides itself on airing films unavailable on other services.

To date, it claims an inventory of more than 400 films, recent and classic fare, geared to cinephiles who love hard-to-find documentaries, art-house and foreign films.

Now, is adding 10 more films from Oscilloscope and 33 animated films from the National Film Board of Canada in November.

The Oscilloscope films include a “first window” exclusive “Jay Myself,” which just had a theatrical release and arrives Nov. 15. Director-photographer Stephen Wilkes follows his mentor, photographer Jay Maisel, as he moves out of what New York called “the 72-room bohemian dream house,” a six-story Manhattan building he bought for $102,000 some 50 years ago.

Other documentaries include “Frontrunners,” which examines the campaign for student body president at Stuyvesant, one of the most prestigious public high schools in the country.



Also upcoming is “Gunnin' For That #1 Spot,” directed by the late Adam Yauch, a founding member of the Beastie Boys. The doc profiles high school students in Harlem being groomed for the NBA. 

The National Film Board of Canada's animated shorts include “The End of Pinky,” “The Mountain of Sgaana,” “Jutra” and the anti-war short “Gloria Victoria.”

A venture of six indie film distributors, Ovid.TV is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku and Apple and Android devices. Its catalog of filmmakers includes Michael Apted, Patricio Guzman, Heddy Honigmann and Ross McElwee.

After a free introductory 7-day trial, U.S. customers can access access Ovid.TV for $6.99 per month, or $69.99 annually.

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