We have joined forces with a very exciting new cinema distribution platform called Demand Film, which will enable you to organise and promote screenings of the film in a cinema in your region – with no risk to you. You’ll also receive 5% of ticket sales to use in any way you want.
Demand Film is a web platform that enables individuals and organisations to host special movie events in their local theatres. You can use these screenings to spread the messages of the film or use it as a fund-raiser for a project or cause of your choosing. The best part is that Demand Film will look after all the mechanical requirements for the screening, provide the marketing materials and all you have to do is pick a cinema and invite your friends.
Make sure you start promoting the event 4–5 weeks before the screening.
How should I promote my event? What works?
A: Have a special guest at the screening and do a Q & A afterwards – this acts as a great attraction for people to come to the cinema – and gives you a hook in promoting the event.
This can be one of the eco-warriors or film-making team in your area, or someone from your local community group, or a spokesperson for your cause.
How do I get my local community involved?
Send out a media release to all your local media, plus e-flyers to your email friends.
Put up posters at your local community spaces, make a Facebook event page. Promote on all social media platforms. When you are getting close to reaching your threshold, the Demand Film website will help with tips and prompts to get the numbers and secure the screenings.
Where can I get access to Demand Film?
Demand Film currently operates in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Germany, but will soon expand to other countries.
Where do I get more ideas and tips to promote my event?
The website has a range of ideas and tips to help you make your screening a success.