Film Rental Information

We are very excited that you would like to rent one or several films from our collection for a screening at your institution or for research purposes. The DEFA Film Library rents films on DCP, 35mm, 16mm, DVD, mp4 and as Vimeo streaming links; please see FILM COLLECTIONS for more information.  Films are available for personal research, classroom screenings and non-commercial public performances. They may be rented by researchers, public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, and cultural organizations. As our rental fees vary based on format and purpose, we would like to ask you to be in touch with us at this email address for more details

Rental requests must be submitted at least three weeks before the desired screening date. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. To guarantee the service of your request, we require that the signed rental agreement be returned within seven days.

All requests must include the title, format and the requested screening date for each selection (if applicable), as well as type of rental (public performance, classroom, individual research). Please provide shipping address, phone and fax numbers, as well as billing information of the person authorizing payment.

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