Modern Films streaming platform is a curated space of great stories that shed light on who we are and how we live. They confront the realities of the modern world head-on.

  • How can I watch a film I’ve purchased?

Once purchased, you will receive an email with a viewing link to the film. The film will then be available to watch for a viewing window of two days (48 hours) before deleting itself from your device.

  • What is film streaming?

Film streaming is an online/digital viewing service. Unlike downloading, streaming an on-demand film does not leave a downloaded copy of that film on your device. Once purchased, the streamed film will be available to watch for a space of two-days (48 hours) before it deletes itself from your device. Streaming a film is dependent on the availability of that film on an on-demand service.

  • How are films curated?

We are working with rising and established talent from around the world and bringing innovative stories to global audiences. We focus on creating connections between content, context and curation, with a particular emphasis on pressing social issues of our time through the power of cinema and cultural expression.

  • How many days do I have to watch the film I’ve purchased?

Once you have begun watching a film, the film will be available on your device for two-days (48 hours). After two days, the film will delete itself from your device.

  • Why some films are at Premium Price?

Due to the current unforeseen circumstances surrounding Covid-19, new films initially scheduled for release in cinema are now being released digitally/online. Consequently, these films have been set at Premium Prices in lieu of in-theatre prices.

  • What is the ‘Support Independent Cinema Scheme?’

A Modern Films initiative, the independent cinema scheme allows audiences who stream our films to support an Independent UK cinema upon purchase. A percentage of the proceeds will go directly to the venue.

Cinemas included in the initiative are:

Access CINEMA Ireland

ArtHouse Crouch End (London)

Barbican (London)

Barn Cinema (Totnes)

Belmont Filmhouse (Aberdeen)

Broadway Cinema (Nottingham)

Chapter (Cardiff)

Ciné Lumière (London)

Derby QUAD (Derby)

Eden Court (Inverness)

Exeter phoneix (Exeter)

Filmhouse (Edinburgh)

Forum Cinema (Northampton)

Glasgow Film Theatre (Glasgow)

HOME (Manchester)

Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds)

Irish Film Institute (Dublin)

Phoenix (Leicester)

Queen’s Film Theatre (Belfast)

Regent Street Cinema (London)

Rio Cinema (London)

Saffron Screen (Saffron Walden)

Screen25 (London)

Showroom Workstation (Sheffield)

The Roses Theatre (Tewkesbury)

Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)

Wellington Orbit (Telford)

  • Why can’t I watch a film?

The films are only available for purchase and streaming in the UK and Ireland. Purchases outside of these regions are not available.

  • What devices can I watch my film on?

Modern Films streaming service is compatible with PC, Mac, iPhone and Android. Devices can be connected to televisions for film viewing. Currently, there is no app for Smart TV services.