Host a Screening

If you want to “be the change” by helping to spread the film’s positive message, we invite you to organize a screening in your community, classroom, workplace, living room or anywhere else you can think of.

Here are some tips for hosting a successful event:

SET A GOAL

Think about why you want to share Be the Change with other people. Do you want to educate? Increase awareness? Promote discussion and debate? Raise funds for a charity or non-profit group? Defining the purpose of your screening will help guide your planning.

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DEFINE YOUR AUDIENCE

Do you want to screen the film for a classroom? Your family and friends? Your neighbours? Your church group? Your colleagues? A club or association? The public? It’s a good idea to consider who you want to see the film so you can plan accordingly. And remember that a mixed crowd can make for a more interesting discussion.

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CHOOSE A DATE AND TIME

Schedule your screening for when the majority of your audience will be able to attend. Check to make sure there are no conflicting events planned for the same time. Remember to give yourself enough time to prepare for the event, and your audience/guests enough notice — at least two weeks.

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CHOOSE A PLACE

It could be your living room, a community centre or a theatre. Make sure the venue suits the audience — it should by neither too big nor too small, and it should be conveniently located and accessible by public transportation. Make sure the venue has appropriate equipment: a screen and projector, chairs, etc.

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SPREAD THE WORD

Send invitations to your guests or publicize the screening via email, advertising, a media advisory, public service announcements, posters, etc.

2 Responses to “Host a Screening”

  1. Anne Donjacour Says:

    Hi,
    Your movie looks intriguing and fits our parish goal of increasing environmental awareness and joy. I am thinking about holding a screening and need to know the length of the film.
    respectfully,
    Anne Donjacour
    San Francisco CA

  2. david Says:

    Dear Anne,
    Be the Change is 55 minutes long. We will soon be producing an “education/discussion” version of about 35 minutes in length. It will not, however, have the “closed captioning”, French subtitles or other extras that come with the original film.

    Of possible interest, I (David Chernushenko – producer/director) will be in San Francisco around March 19-22 and am seeking interested screening/talk hosts. Please contact me directly via the Contact Us button above if you are interested in discussing this possibility.
    Regards, David

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