Does your community group promote social, cultural or environmental sustainability? Are you looking for a way to engage with an audience on a topic or issue that leads towards a healthier and more resilient community?
Sponsored by Thompson Rivers University Sustainability Office, Films For Change is a monthly film series hosted by local community groups to raise awareness and engage with the community on sustainability-related topics and issues .
Basics about the series:
- Dates: Takes place on the last Wednesday of the month, but NOT in June, July, August or December
- Times: Doors open at 6:30 pm, shows start at 7 pm
- Location: TRU Alumni Clocktower Theatre, capacity of 212 seats
- Discussion: Films must be followed by a facilitated discussion, preferably with at least one topic expert
Here is how it works.
- Host group picks a film in accordance with the following:
- Film must be evidence-based;
- Should provide an overall positive message leaving the audience with a sense of hope and inspiration;
- Short films are allowed, groups can show a series of shorts (i.e.: YouTube, TED Talks) but must be at least one hour including discussion;
- Maximum duration is 2.5 hours.
- Host group sends their film request to the coordinator.
- The films are vetted by a committee
- Coordinator will notify host group once their film has been vetted.
- If the film is approved, host group must:
- Secure a license for the film;
- Prepare a poster and media release (see example media release and poster);
- Send promotional materials to the coordinator at least six weeks in advance;
- Promote the event;
- Organize a discussion following the film. Discussions should include topic experts;
- Tidy up after the film.
- Host group may:
- Request donations at the door;
- Arrange a concession or other fundraising activity (i.e.: silent auction);
- Request to borrow TRU’s popcorn cart. The cart must be cleaned after use (1/4 cup oil: 1 cup popcorn)
- Encourage patrons to bring their own reusable water bottle. No drinks other than water are allowed in the theatre.