Browse nearly a hundred non- theatrical / educational titles.

Educational institutions may purchase any of the titles in our Educataional / Non-Theatrical catalog by faxing the order form to 212. 989.7649 or by submitting the order form via email.

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Non-Theatrical / Educational Sales

Educational and non-theatrical copies of select First Run Features titles
are now available directly for purchase from First Run for use by libraries, colleges, K-12 schools, media centers, and other non-profit educational organizations.  The purchase of these titles includes non-theatrical Public Performance Rights.

We offer a wide variety of films for non-theatrical and educational purchase including the recent releases:

Brooklyn Castle56 UP Chely Wright: Wish Me AwayEames: The Architect and the PainterFerlinghetti  • Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & 'To Kill a Mockingbird' Jane's JourneyMumia: Long Distance RevolutionaryNuclear NationOrchestra of ExilesPink Ribbons, Inc.. • Surviving ProgressVitoWagner & MeWindfall


Browse the complete list by title or subject or check out the downloadable brochure featuring the latest releases available with non-theatrical performance rights.


Educational streaming licenses are available for a number of the films listed here. Please email or call for additional information.

Non-theatrical Public Performance Rights allow the purchaser to screen the film for groups of 50 or less. These rights are guaranteed in perpetuity for the life of the copy. No admission can be charged and screenings may not be open to the public.

Please contact First Run Features at 1.800.229.8575 or to rent a film to host a screening if any of the following conditions apply:

a) a screening to an audience greater than 50
b) a screening that is open to the general public
c) a screening where an admission fee is a factor


Please note: Per copyright law, a DVD purchased through our home video department or any other consumer retail site does NOT include Public Performance or Educational Rights and cannot be used for screenings, and neither a home video or non-theatrical/educational DVD may be copied.


Purchase & Payment

An educational institution may purchase any of the titles below with Non-Theatrical Public Performance rights by faxing the order form to us at 212.989.7649 or by submitting the order form via email to


A confirmation email and invoice will be sent to purchaser within one week of the receipt of the order.  Payment by check, money order, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express) or the receipt of a purchase order is required before shipment.  Therefore, we ask that you complete your purchase at least two weeks before the intended date of use.


For institutions requiring First Run Features’ Federal ID: 13-3032137.




Orders will be shipped within three days of receipt of payment or purchase order, via UPS Ground for $9 in the U.S. and $25 to Canada ($1/per each addl. DVD).  For rush, express, or international shipping please contact or call 212 243 0600 ext. 19.


Promotional Materials

Photo stills and press kits are downloadable from our website at: Preview copies of each title are available for consideration for $10 (including shipping). Preview DVD screeners must be returned to our offices within two weeks after receipt or else will be regarded as a sale.


Returns, Exchanges & Cancellations

Requests for refunds and exchanges must be made in writing within 14 days of receipt.  DVDs that arrive damaged will be replaced at no cost, provided the defective material is returned promptly.  First Run Features must be notified of any cancellations at least two weeks prior to date of use—shipping fees will not be refunded if materials have already been shipped.