Host a Screening

A Guide to Hosting a Community Screening


Host a Screening

If you’ve seen ‘Defending the Dark’ and want to host a screening in your community, here's how to make that happen! Take a look at our info below, and once you’re ready to proceed with a booking, contact me at Tara@Mooseyproductions.com

Plan Your Event

  • Consider the purpose of your event when deciding on a venue and time. Possible venues include:

    • Screening at a theatre, community centre, church, library, etc.

    • Screening at a workshop or conference

    • Screening in a classroom or office

    • Screening online via stream or download link

  • You may also want to consider opportunities to add value to screenings, such as:

    • Panel discussion

    • Speaker

    • Filmmaker attendance with Q&A (additional fees will apply; please contact us)

  • Consider partnering with a community organization or non-profit who can help with promotion, or a local business who can sponsor the event.

Schedule a Screening

Once you’re ready to proceed with booking the film for your event, please contact me at tara@mooseyproductions.com to schedule a date for your event.

Please include:

  • Location/Venue

  • Date and time of your event

  • Size of Audience

Film Screening License

  • Cost

Non-Profit Group (less than 50 ppl in attendance) $50

Non-Profit Group (more than 50 ppl in attendance) $150

Corporate Event (less than 50 ppl in attendance) $300

Corporate Event (more than 50 ppl in attendance) $600


  • Terms

By purchasing a film screening license you agree to show the film at an in-person

event.

No live-streaming (ask about streaming options)
No photography or audio/video recording
1-time screening
Delete the video file after screening date

Pull off a Perfect Screening

Provide a sign-in sheet for guests’ names and email addresses, so you can follow-up with a thank you and additional resources after the screening

Run a test of the screener prior to the event, with enough time to troubleshoot any technical problems that may arise


After the event:

  • Send a thank you note to attendees, and link them to our website for more resources

  • Share the best photos from the event on social media, write a post – keep the conversation going!


FAQs

Why is there a cost to screen the film publicly?

When Defending the Dark is screened in any group setting, we charge a Public Performance License fee. Hundreds of hours of hard work were poured into the documentary, and the license fee is one of the few opportunities I have to recoup those costs.

Do you offer any discounts or rate exceptions?

Our license fee is bridges the gap between a standard industry rate and something that is still affordable to the public. We are willing to negotiate in exceptional circumstances, however, so please contact us with the details of your event and budget if you are concerned about the cost.

Do the same rates apply if I’m purchasing the film on behalf of a library or educational institution?

If you represent a school, public library, college/university or school board and are interested in acquiring a copy of Call of the Forest for educational purposes or to be added to a catalogue, please contact us directly, as separate rates apply in each circumstance.