We’re constantly scouring the web to find the best free video websites for your church use.

We ranked these sites on the following categories: sunrise/sunset, landscapes, cross, diverse people, city life, and seamless loops.

1. Pixabay (Score 27 out of 30)

In addition to their wide selection of videos, Pixabay has an equally extensive collection of free stock photos. Pixabay has a very nice popular search feature with very intuitive categories. Licensing: All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist.

2. Videvo (Score 25 out of 30)

Videvo has a great selection of high-quality free videos. Thier videos are searchable based on footage and motion graphics plus a variety of custom search terms. Licensing comes in one of three types, each with their own restrictions, including Creative Commons 3.0 and two options specifically through Videvo.

 

3. Videezy (Score 24 out of 30)

Videezy is a place for videographers from around the world to share their work. Luckily for churches, their all of their videos are free to download. Videezy allows users to like and comment on videos creating a unique community with each individual piece. Licensing is on a video by video basis. Each video clearly states its conditions before downloading.

4. Pexels (Score 20 out of 30)

Pexels is free stock video site that also offers thousands of high-quality videos. Unlike some of the other sites, Pexles also provides a great selection of free photos that are searchable by color. Licensing: It’s hard to understand complex licenses that is why all photos on Pexels are licensed under the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license. This means the pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So, attribution is not required.

5. Mazwai (17 out of 30)

Mazwai provides “only the best” free videos online. Their professional-quality videos could easily have a place in church websites or projects. Unfortunately, the website’s trendy layout is somewhat hard to navigate. The videos are licensed on an individual basis but typically fall under an attribution license, meaning they are free to use as long as they are attributed to the creator.

Other sites that didn’t make the cut.

Here are some additional stock video sites that are worth checking out by churches from time to time: DistillVimeoLifeofvidsistockphotoPond5CoverrClip CanvasMotionelementsVidsplay

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