Now there’s an affordable, convenient solution.

CCLI has joined with Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) to form Christian Video Licensing International (CVLI), providing the Church Video Licence for churches and other ministry organisations who show videos and DVDs in a public setting. Included are big-name studios like Universal Pictures, Dreamworks, Polygram Filmed Entertainment, and Paramount.

It’s becoming more common for Pastors to use portions of movies to enhance sermon points. Sunday school teachers and childcare workers play a full-length feature. Youth leaders show the latest videos. Educators use movies to train and inspire. For all these activities, the Church Video Licence provides legal coverage for your church.

Most of us fast-forward right through that warning at the beginning of videos and DVDs. Ever wonder what it actually says? The New Zealand Copyright Act stipulates that pre-recorded videos are authorised for personal home use only. Special permission must be granted for any public performance . . . and that includes churches. Violations can result in substantial fines.


The Church Video Licence covers:

  • Public viewings in your church of all, or any portion, of a film from participating producers.
  • Over 700 producers, including major studios.
  • Thousands of movie titles.

What’s the Cost?

The annual fee for a Church Video Licence is determined by the size of your church. Church size is based on how many people attend your church. If you have multiple services, use your combined attendance.

These prices will be effective on April 1, 2017

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