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About Swank Digital Campus

Swank Digital Campus provides streaming access to feature films. These films may only be viewed through the Swank Digital Campus platform. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. The films do not have public performance rights

Films are licensed for one year from the date it is added to the portal.

Request Films

Here is how the process works:

1. Search the Swank Catalog to see if the feature film you want is available.

2. Use this form to request the addition of a film to CPCC Library's Swank portal.

3. Once licensed, share the direct link provided with students.

Note: Activation may take up to 48 hours (Monday-Friday) after movie is licensed.

Currently Licensed Films

Title License Ends
12 Angry Men (1957) Feb. 28, 2022
Babies (2010) Feb. 28, 2022
BlacKkKlansman (2018) Feb. 28, 2022
Bombshell (2019) Mar. 31, 2022
Catfish (2010) Mar. 31, 2022
Dead Poets Society (1989) Jan. 31, 2023
Do I Sound Gay? (2014) Feb. 28, 2022
The Forgotten Battalion (2020) May 31, 2022
Free State of Jones (2016) Feb. 28, 2023
The Human Element (2018) Mar. 31, 2022
Ice on Fire (2019) Mar. 31, 2022
Minari (2021) May 30, 2022
The Power of Movement (2020) May 30, 2022
Queen & Slim (2020) Mar. 31, 2022
Sicko (2007) Jan. 31, 2023
Woman at War (2019) Mar. 31, 2022


1. What titles are available from Digital Campus?

"Swank Motion Pictures is the nontheatrical distributor for the majority of the major Hollywood studios as well as many independent, foreign, art house, and documentary offerings." Search available titles via the Swank Digital Campus Movie Search.

2. How do I get access to movie titles that aren't on the list of currently available films?

You can search Swank's website to see what titles they offer. If you see a title there you would like us to consider adding to our collection, please fill out the Swank Request Form. If Swank is unable to provide the title, we may purchase a DVD or find streaming video via other sources. 

3. Is closed captioning available?

Yes, closed captioning is available for most films.

4. How long are the films activated in the Digital Campus portal?

Films are available for one year from their start date and may be reactivated for additional years if needed. Film reactivation MUST be requested. Films DO NOT renew automatically. It can take up to 48 hours for a film to be reactivated.   

5. How do students access the films?

You can provide them with the direct link to the film (available after the film has been licensed) or direct them to the Swank Portal.

6. Will students need any special software to view the film?

No, if using Chrome browser.  If using IE, Firefox, or Safari, you will need to download Google's Widevine Video Optimizer plugin.

7. Can I watch films on my mobile device?

Yes, there is a Swank app for Apple and Android devices.

8. Can I use a Swank film in a campus wide screening? 

No. Films may be shown in class or assigned to enrolled students to view outside of class. The films do not have public performance rights. 

Other questions?

Contact Doug Short, Online Services Librarian


Swank uses Google's Widevine Video Optimizer. It is pre-installed in Chrome. However you will be asked to download the Widevine Video Optimizer if using IE, Firefox, or Safari.

Simply download the plugin and you should be ready to view. You may need to restart your browser.