HOST A VIRTUAL CINEMA SCREENING
Local, regional and national organizations can create a fundraiser and educational outreach opportunity for your group by partnering with us to host a virtual cinema screening of COLUMBUS DIDN’T DISCOVER US and FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO STANDING ROCK. Net proceeds will be split 50/50 between your group and Turning Tide Films.
It’s incredibly easy and there are no upfront costs. All you have to do is promote the virtual screening to your membership through your email newsletters, email blasts, social media postings and on your own website.
We will supply you with the promotional text, graphic images and a unique URL for a custom webpage highlighting that the screening is hosted by and will benefit your group.
The screening will be hosted on the video platform Vimeo OTT VHX.TV, which provides a state-of-the-art, HD digital viewing platform, as well as handles the credit card processing.
Independent theaters can also host virtual cinema screenings of our films with a 50/50 split.
Here’s how it works:
Via the below link, send us your contact information, and start dates of your exhibition period (which can be for a set time period or open-ended). Please contact us at least two weeks in advance of your exhibition start date, and preferably 3 to 6 weeks in advance, to allow for you to have as much time as possible to promote your virtual screening.
We will email you promotional text, graphic images and a unique URL for a custom webpage highlighting that the screening is hosted by and will benefit your group.
To see an example of a custom webpage with a unique URL to promote a virtual screening for a community group, click here.
To see an example of a custom webpage with a unique URL to promote a virtual screening for an independent theater, click here.
The screening is hosted by Vimeo OTT VHX.TV, one of the leading online video platforms, which many independent film distributors use for virtual cinema screenings in association with local independent cinemas. Vimeo OTT provides a state-of-the-art, industry-standard HD digital viewing platform and handles the credit card processing.
For a virtual screening of COLUMBUS DIDN’T DISCOVER US and FROM PLYMOUTH ROCK TO STANDING ROCK (52 minutes, total running time), the ticket price is $12, the same as what local theaters charge for in-person screenings. After platform hosting fees and other administrative costs, the net proceeds are $10 per ticket that would be evenly split between your group and Turning Tide Films. If 200 tickets were sold, then $1,000 would be generated for your group.
Consider the option of featuring a live or pre-recorded post-screening online discussion panel or Q & A with members of your organization and/or any panelists of your choice via Zoom or another online video service. If you are interested in exploring this possibility, please let us know and we can share information about how to set this up. Filmmaker Robbie Leppzer is also available for virtual Q & As.
In order for your virtual screening to be a successful fundraiser and educational outreach opportunity for your organization, you will need to promote it as widely as possible to your members through your email newsletters, email blasts, social media postings and on your own website.
Yes, our organization is interested in hosting a virtual screening!