Can I organise film screenings in SUSS?

For Non-Commercial Non-Profit Educational Purposes
In accordance with all applicable copyright laws (including, but not limited to, Singapore’s Copyright Act 2021 and Films Act 2019 - Class Licence for Lending by Libraries and Educational Institutions), faculty may screen AV materials from SUSS Library’s collection if the following terms and conditions are met:
a) the screening must be done within SUSS premises, including IAL
b) the audience must be limited to students enrolled in the course that requires viewing as training, instruction or education in the course of business, which includes criticism or review
c) there should be sufficient acknowledgment of the AV material that is  screened

Faculty may also use their personal Netflix account to screen Netflix Original Educational Documentaries that display either a Grant of Permission or an Educational Screenings Permission (ESP) on the details page. Netflix terms and conditions apply.

For Non-commercial Non-profit Recreation Purposes
Users may screen films that fall under the annual umbrella licence from the Motion Picture Licensing Company (MPLC) if the following terms and conditions are met:
a) Films must be legally obtained.
b) The screening must be done within SUSS premises, including IAL
c) The screening must not endorse any goods or services.
d) No admission fee or otherwise must be charged to the audience.
e) Screening information must be disseminated within the SUSS community only.
f) Users must acquire an additional Film Exhibition (Restricted) Licence on their own to publicly exhibit films and videos rated NC16 and M18. More information on the Film Exhibition Licence is available here.

The list of producers and distributors covered by the licence is available here.

AV materials in the SUSS Library not covered by MPLC are meant for personal viewing or non-commercial non-profit educational purposes only.


  • Last Updated Sep 14, 2023
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  • Answered By Meryl Chin

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