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Clarence Valley library members can now watch over 1000 movies and documentaries online for FREE

Why pay money to watch on-demand films and documentaries when you can stream them for free with your library card.

Clarence Valley library members have been given an early Christmas present – FREE access to Beamafilm – an online streaming service with over 1100 local, international and independent films and documentaries.

‘We’re excited to add Beamafilm to our eLibrary services,” Regional Librarian Kathryn Breward said.

“Not only are we providing a free streaming service to our members, but we’re also giving our community access to a catalogue of stories and voices that are not readily available on the mainstream streaming services like,” Mrs Breward said.

Beamafilm has something for everyone including new releases and classics. Genres include: Australian, Indigenous, children and family, LGBTQ+, drama, comedy, nature, Sundance Film Festival, Oscar nominated, women directors, war, sports, media, New Zealand and so much more.

“There’s a whole catalogue of classic Australian films including BMX Bandits and Jedda that take you on a journey through the history of film in this country,” Mrs Breward said.

Since Beamafilm was added to Clarence Regional Library’s eLibrary two weeks ago, almost 500 films and documentaries have been viewed.

The most watched film this week in the Clarence Valley is ‘The Third Wife’, the story of a 14-year-old girl who becomes the third wife to a landowner in rural northern Vietnam.

To access Beamafilm follow this link http://clarence.beamafilm.com/ and sign up with your library card. If you’re not a library member, no problem. It’s free to join. Visit https://www.crl.nsw.gov.au/about/become-member/ or pop in to your local library.

You can also download the Beamafilm app and watch films on your device, anywhere, anytime.