PURCHASE ORDERS/CHECKS/DISCOUNTS/SHIPPING & TAXES

We accept Purchase Orders. Please fill out the Purchase Order Form or contact us.

To request a discount, please contact us. Be sure to include information about your organization. We do our best to make our films affordable when we can. Check out our 50% off section for some great options as well.

BULK DISCOUNTS
We handle bulk discount requests on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us.

DOMESTIC ORDERS
Our Shipping & Handling fee is $20 per order. We aim to ship orders by the end of the next business day. We offer First Class Mail (7-10 days for delivery) and Priority Mail (2-4 days for delivery). We will send your tracking number once your order ships. Please note CA sales taxes are charged on all orders shipped in California. If there are any questions about your order, contact us. Tax is not charged on streaming orders.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS
Our International DVD Shipping & Handling fee is $26 per order. We aim to ship orders by the end of the next business day. We offer First Class Mail (7-21 days for delivery) and Priority Mail (6-10 days for delivery). We will send your tracking number once your order ships. If there are any questions about your order contact us.

We accept check payments. During checkout you will have the option to choose to pay by check. You can also submit a purchase order and we will send you an invoice which you can use to pay by check.

INTERNAL USE

Provides access for students, faculty or staff use for a specified course, multiple sections of the same course, or limited group of viewers within an institution. It may only be shared with those directly enrolled or involved with the specified course or group and may not be shared or posted publicly. Purchase the Public Screening License if you wish to make streaming accessible to your campus or institution. To upgrade to a Public Screening License it is an additional $200 for groups up to 500 people. 

FORMATS

Digital Site License (DSL) Hosted by Your Institution 

- 14 DAY STREAMING - Provides access for students, faculty or staff use for a specified course, multiple sections of the same course, or limited group of viewers within an institution. It may only be shared with those directly enrolled or involved with the specified course or group and may not be posted publicly. Purchase the Public Screening License if sharing with your entire campus, institution or the public.

1 YEAR SINGLE TITLE STREAMING through Docuseek - Purchase one or several films and get 1 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

3 YEAR SINGLE TITLE STREAMING through Docuseek - Purchase one or several films and get 3 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

1 YEAR GOOD DOCS COMPLETE COLLECTION Streaming through Docuseek - Subscribe to our whole collection and get 1 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

Digital Site License (DSL) Hosted by Docuseek

DVD

Provides access for students, faculty or staff use for a specified course, multiple sections of the same course, or limited group of viewers within an institution. It may only be shared with those directly enrolled or involved with the specified course or group and may not be posted publicly. Purchase the Public Screening License if sharing streaming with multiple departments, groups, your entire campus, institution or the public. To add a Public Screening License it is an additional $200 for groups up to 500 people. 

FORMATS

14 DAY STREAMING

1 YEAR SINGLE TITLE STREAMING through Docuseek - Purchase one or several films and get 1 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

3 YEAR SINGLE TITLE STREAMING through Docuseek - Purchase one or several films and get 3 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

1 YEAR GOOD DOCS COMPLETE COLLECTION Streaming through Docuseek - Subscribe to our whole collection and get 1 year access with unlimited viewing by anyone enrolled at or employed by your institution.

Digital Site License (DSL) Hosted by Docuseek

DVD

We require a blanket DIGITAL SITE LICENSE AGREEMENT for DSL purchases. You must have a password protected server at your university to purchase this option. The blanket agreement covers your institution for any DSL purchases from GOOD DOCS.

Please fill out the DIGITAL SITE LICENSE AGREEMENT and email it back to outreach@gooddocs.net. If you already have a BLANKET STREAMING LICENSE with us, let us know.

Download the blanket Digital Site License Agreement here. You can also access, download and return a signed agreeement when you fill out our purchase order form.

Institutional Requirements for a DSL Purchase: This license allows for all university affiliates (affiliates defined as current students, staff, and faculty) to view the film individually or in a group-setting without limitation on audience size or venue type. Screenings must be for non-paying audiences in a non-commercial fashion. Additionally, this license allows the university or college to host the film and limit access authenticated by and provided by your institution from secure institutional servers on closed password protected networks including internet protocol blocking software. Please confirm via email what platform you plan on hosting your DSL to ensure the film file is adequately protected. The license length is life of format. Any public viewing on campus, such as student organizations hosting a viewing for university affiliates, or playing the film on a campus theater for university affiliates necessitates the purchase of this PPR license. By copyright law, any classroom streaming necessitates a public performance rights purchase.

Digital Download: We will send you a downloadable digital file to upload to your school's secure server once you have purchased the film and returned a signed copy of the blanket streaming license.

DVD: Email outreach@gooddocs.net that you would like to do the DVD option. Get the DVD at 50% off plus $20 shipping & receive the DVD for digitizing to upload to your secure server. This offer may not be available for all films.

If you require a third party server, or if your university does not have a server: Our films are now available on Docuseek. Please go to our collection to see your options or contact us. Your school or university may use a third party streaming platform to host a GOOD DOCS film. Please sign a streaming license with us granting the third party platform permission to host it just for your university and they must provide password protected, authenticated access.

Provides access for staff who are part of your institution. Up to 300 viewers in your group can access this link during the 14 day period at any time, at the same time or at different times and stream it on the GOOD DOCS platform. The total number of viewers includes those who access the link directly and those who might watch the film via screen share on Zoom or a similar platform. If you need remote streaming for more people please contact us.

Internal Use: 300 viewers max

FORMATS

14 DAY STREAMING ACCESS Hosted by GOOD DOCS - If you need longer access than 14 DAYS please contact us with your request here.

DVD

PUBLIC SCREENING

YOU MAY NOT CHARGE ADMISSION WITH THIS LICENSE.

Provides public performance rights for ONE screening event through streaming access or DVD that is open to multiple departments or groups, and/or open to your campus. This license covers up to 500 viewers and $100 will be charged for each additional 100 viewers. If you want to make your screening free and open to the public or if you plan to invite other schools or organizations, you must request permission by filling out our form.

FOR 14 DAY STREAMING: The streaming link may not be posted on any website, social media page, or any public platform. You must use a registration system or send the link directly to your viewers. You will receive your streaming link by email directly after purchase. The 14 day streaming window begins at the time of purchase, not upon opening the link. If you wish to purchase the license now but do not want your 14 day access to begin immediately, please fill out the Purchase Order form and specify the date you would like to receive the link in the "Special Requests or Questions" box.

Your viewers can access this link during the 14 day period at any time, at the same time or at different times and stream it on the GOOD DOCS platform. The total number of viewers includes those who access the link directly and those who might watch the film via screen share on Zoom or a similar platform. We do not recommend screening our films by screensharing.

To add a Public Screening License to an Internal License it is an additional $200 for groups up to 500 people. 

FORMATS

• 14 DAY STREAMING ACCESS
• DVD
• Public Screening + Digital Site License (DSL)*

* If you already purchased a DSL and your school would like to host a public screening of the film, please contact us to pay an additional $200 to add on a public screening.

YOU MAY NOT CHARGE ADMISSION WITH THIS LICENSE. Provides public performance rights for ONE screening event that is free and open to the public through streaming access or DVD. This license covers up to 500 viewers and $100 will be charged for each additional 100 viewers. If you plan to invite other organizations to your screening, you must request permission by filling out our form.

FOR 14 DAY STREAMING: The streaming link may not be posted on any website, social media page, or any public platform. You must use a registration system or send the link directly to your viewers. You will receive your streaming link by email directly after purchase. The 14 day streaming window begins at the time of purchase, not upon opening the link. If you wish to purchase the license now but do not want your 14 day access to begin immediately, please fill out the Purchase Order form and specify the date you would like to receive the link in the "Special Requests or Questions" box. Your viewers can access this link during the 14 day period at any time, at the same time or at different times and stream it on the GOOD DOCS platform. The total number of viewers includes those who access the link directly and those who might watch the film via screen share on Zoom or a similar platform. We do not recommend screening our films by screen-sharing.

FORMATS

• 14 DAY STREAMING ACCESS

• DVD

Prices for public exhibitions in theatres, museums, conferences and other cultural institutions are based on format, theater or venue capacity, ticket price, and number of screenings. . If your screening will be hosted by one of these types of organizations please fill out our EVENT SCREENINGS FORM.

Using a GOOD DOC for fundraising purposes is available to non-profits and community groups only. This license gives you public performance rights for ONE screening that is open to the public. You can charge admission for the screening and keep all profits for your community organization. Available through streaming access or DVD for up to 500 people, if you plan on having more please contact us.

To book your fundraiser, navigate to your film of choice and choose the fundraiser option. You will need to fill out and sign the Fundraiser License that will be delivered to you upon checkout.

14 Day Streaming Option
Fundraiser: 500 viewers max

Once you purchase the 14 Day Streaming option we will email you a streaming link. 14 day access begins at the TIME OF PURCHASE, not upon opening the link. If you wish to purchase the license now but do not want your 14 day access to begin immediately, please fill out the Purchase Order form and specify the date you would like to receive the link in the "Special Requests or Questions" box.

You may stream a GOOD DOC 14 Day Streaming Link through Zoom. Sometimes, Zoom or your internet connection may reduce the quality of the film, which GOOD DOCS won't be able to control. In these cases we recommend that you share the link with the attendees so they can watch the film on their own devices. You may have up to 300 (internal use) or 500 (public screening/fundraiser) people. If you want more people to attend your event please contact us.

DVD Option
Most of our films are available in DVD format. If you have already ordered a DVD and now want to get a perpetual streaming license, we charge $200 for the upgrade. DVDs may be used for Internal Use or Public Screenings after you purchase a corresponding license.

See the shipping section above for information on shipping.

14 DAY & EVENT STREAMING POLICIES

Please share the policies below with all viewers who access our 14-day streaming links.

Click here to download our 14 Day Streaming & Event Screening Policies

• The streaming link may not be shared with anyone outside of your class, campus event or community event, or posted on any website or social media page that is accessible to the public. Do not post the link on Youtube, Facebook, or any public platform.

• GOOD DOCS film and video content is protected by United States copyright law. Duplication, reproduction, alteration, television broadcast or cablecast, (except for on- campus closed circuit), loaning for a fee, leasing, sublicensing to others or use for any commercial purposes (i.e. charging admission) is strictly prohibited without express written permission from GOOD DOCS.

Purchasing institutions agree to follow our policies below.

Click here to download our 14 Day Streaming & Event Screening Policies

• You must utilize a registration system or send the link directly to your viewers.

• The streaming link may not be shared with other institutions, schools, or the public without express permission from GOOD DOCS. Violation of this policy will result in cancellation of streaming access.

• The streaming link may not be posted on any website or social media page that is accessible to the public or other groups or institutions. Do not post the link on YouTube, Facebook, or any public platform.

• An internal license is restricted to classroom use or internal use for one community group and covers up to 300 viewers. A public streaming license covers up to 500 views for one screening event. An additional $100 will be charged for each additional 100 viewers for both internal and public licenses. The total number of viewers includes those who access the link directly and those who watch the film via screen share on Zoom or a similar platform.

• You may not charge admission without permission.

• Your group can access this link during the one time event or 14 day period simultaneously or individually, by streaming it on the GOOD DOCS platform.

PREVIEWING BEFORE PURCHASE

If you are considering one of our titles for an institutional purchase and would like to request a 10 minute preview, please fill out this form. Please note that online previews are for preview only and may not be used for classroom use or exhibition.

BOOKING A SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

Many of our filmmakers regularly attend campus, corporate and community events as part of our GOOD TALKS series. If you would like the filmmaker to attend your campus or community screening or would like to arrange a Zoom Q&A session, please fill out this form.

STREAMING ON DOCUSEEK

For College/University/K-12 Single Film & GOOD DOCS Complete Collection 1 and 3 Year Streaming Options please go to GOOD DOCS on Docuseek https://docuseek2.com/gd-comp

HOW TO WATCH ON DOCUSEEK

Login on Docuseek to watch licensed GOOD DOCS films or register to request that your library purchases streaming access. 

Find out from your library how to sign in to your institution's account. https://docuseek2.com/secure/login

Ask your librarian to purchase this GOOD DOCS film if they don’t already have it.

If your institution doesn’t have an account ask your librarian to register on Docuseek to get an account https://docuseek2.com/secure/register

Need more info: connect with sales@docuseek2.com or go to Docuseek https://docuseek2.com/gd-comp


WHY BUY AN EDUCATIONAL DVD?

GOOD DOCS sells to Educational Institutions with educational licenses and pricing. Purchasing from Netflix or Amazon, Video On Demand Streams, and Home Use DVDs are intended for home use, single viewer only. These purchases are not licensed for group use in universities, schools, public libraries, churches or government agencies. It is a violation of copyright law to host a public screening of our films using a HOME USE DVD or Video On Demand. The Federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the US Code) governs how copyrighted materials, such as movies, may be used. Neither the rental nor the purchase of a copy of a copyrighted work carries with it the right to publicly exhibit the work. This legal requirement applies regardless of whether an admission fee is charged, whether the institution or organization is commercial or nonprofit, or whether a federal or state agency is involved.

WHY DO GOOD DOCS COST WHAT THEY DO?

Unlike large studios that have big production, advertising and publicity budgets, our independent filmmakers often rely on small grants and donations to produce their work. Because of this patchwork funding landscape for indie filmmakers, they are rarely remunerated for the three - ten years it typically takes to make a high quality, well researched film. Most documentary films also include costly archival footage. That’s why GOOD DOCS sets prices that are standard among educational distributors to help filmmakers cover these enormous costs and continue their important work. Please consider this when you may be tempted to purchase or stream one of our titles intended for home use from Netflix or Amazon, HOME USE DVDs, Video On Demand Streams.