Do you want to contribute to the festival by screening a film at a cinema, cultural institution or at another public organization?
Use the filtering-tool to choose a film, choose a date and time for the screening, add the address for your location and designate numbers of seats at your location.
Set a prize for the ticket, or choose a free screening, according to the prize limit set by the filmmaker. (Read more at charging)
Decide how many tickets you need to sell in order for the screening to happen, and remember to count your expenses so that you break even. You also need to set an age-limit according to the rules of censorship in your country or region. (read more at censorship)
Choose in what format you want the film-file to be delivered to you.
You need to register a PayPal account so you can share the income with the filmmaker. We are working on several solutions for revenue share in the future, but at the moment we are limited to the use of PayPal.
As soon as you have enough tickets sold, you will get an email with a link to download the film.
The filmmaker has set a minimum amount for the ticket, and eventually a maximum amount, which means that you can charge and amount somewhere in between those numbers. In some cases the minimum prize is zero, which means you are allowed to arrange a free screening. In some cases the maximum amount set by the filmmaker is zero, which means you are not allowed to charge for the tickets at all, and you can only create free screenings.
Some of the films at Cinetopia are released with a Creative Commons license. Even if it’s a non-commecial licence you can still charge for your tickets, since the filmmaker (by adding their film to Cinetopia) has agreed to a deal where you share the income, unless the maximum amount is zero. In those cases you are only allowed to arrange free screenings.
Be creative and explore your possibilities to offer your audience an extended experience.
You can ask the filmmaker to attend, live or through skype. Or you can arrange a party after the screening, invite to a breakfast screening or sell beer. Or arrange a seminar, invite to a panel where you discuss the topics you find important or arrange a remix worksop where you remix the creative commons films included in festival. Your imagination is the limit.
Share your event at social media, and download the marketing kit with flyers and posters to market your screening. You are free to edit the marketing material to fit your purposes, but the logos of our sponsors included in the kit has to remain. As long as those logos are untouched, you are free to create any kind of new material, add new logos, and find your own sponsors for the event. You can also include the posters and images uploaded by the filmmakers in your marketing.
You are free to find your own sponsors in your city or region to support your event, whether it’s a company providing free beer or a regional fund supporting you screening, a seminar, a workshop or any additional activity connected to your screening.
TRUST, FREEDOM AND CONTROL
We at Cinetopia have no possibility to, in any way, control the screenings and prevent dishonesty, such as tickets sold outside Cinetopia and thereby money kept from the filmmakers. Instead we rely on a big amount of trust and solidarity. In order for us to convince filmmakers to let go of control of their films and cinetopia to remain as a free and transparent platform, we need you as an organizer to be as honest, transparent and communicative as possible.
If misuse of films comes to our knowledge, we will contact you and ask for correction. If this does not happen, you might be blocked from arranging additional screenings.
If there are scenarios when you feel insecure about rules, or when the rules prevent you from making an incredible event happen, please contact us, or the filmmaker directly. There are always possibilities to make new agreements when people talk to each other, and there are only so much we at Cinetopia can think of and put in words and letters - and still remain the openness and the freedom we so sincerely desire. So we ask you to feel incredibly welcome with all your questions, needs and propositions.
Every country have different rules for censorship. Make sure you follow the rules for your own region, regardless of where the film is made. In Sweden the distributor/producer/filmmaker is obliged to make sure their film is controlled by the authorities for censorship, and if this is not done, the age-limit is 15 years old. If you want to screen a film for younger people - contact the one who is responsible for the film ( distributor/producer/filmmaker) and ask for the evidence of censorship. Otherwise, your age-limit has to be 15 years old.
We would love to crowdsource this information, so if you know the rules of your own country, please contribute to our Cinetopia wiki. We ask you kindly to only write information you are certain about, or explain your uncertainty, so maybe someone else can correct or verify your information.
FOR SWEDISH CINEMAS - FEE TO THE SWEDISH FILM INSTITUTE.
If you are a cinema in sweden, screening films more than five times a week, you have to pay 10 percent of the income from tickets sold to the swedish film institute. If film screening is not your main activity, you are not obligated to this.
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