We didn't always see the world this way. Kanopy was born in 2008 in Western Australia. We started out selling DVDs to Australian University Libraries - distributing everything from blockbusters to rare and obscure documentaries. We knew students loved learning through film and we wanted to make it easy for libraries to find and acquire the films. A few years later, we launched a streaming solution and moved our headquarters to San Francisco to expand into the North American and UK markets. Now we're lucky enough to look out our windows every day to watch the fog rolling in over the San Francisco Bay. We are proud to stream more than 26,000 films to over 3,000 higher education campuses worldwide, reaching millions of students around the globe. Our reach is now extending to public libraries across the world.

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Kanopy reaches 3,000 campuses worldwide, including:

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Our films are changing the way people think about their world

We offer one of the most unique and compelling collections of film on the planet. Our films range from documentaries, indie and foreign films, must-see classics and blockbuster movies. Our sophisticated discovery engine encourages our users to challenge themselves to watch films outside of their comfort area.

We work with hundreds of content providers, including:

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We create new ways for filmmakers to earn revenue

In a world where media consumption is becoming more fragmented, we offer filmmakers a unique way to reach a new audience while generating good returns. At Kanopy, we don't hide our viewership from our filmmakers; rather we open up our analytics to filmmakers so they have full transparency into how and why their films are being watched.