Independent film screening


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About the project Edit

In an attempt to revolutionize the traditional movie screening business, IndieScreenings lets anyone hire a film, show it and keep the cash. The venture's online booking process calculates a licence fee based on where someone plans to screen, how many people will watch and various other factors. A few days after ordering a license, a DVD is sent by post. IndieScreenings includes a profit calculator and also offers an instructional guide, including tips on how to advertise and which technical issues to be aware of.

Launched in 2009, IndieScreenings was conceived as a way for the makers of The Age of Stupid (a feature about climate change) to spread their own crowdsourced film in a legal and controlled manner. But after realizing its potential for amplifying independent voices, the system opened up to other filmmakers. Upcoming films include "The Yes Men Fix The World", "McLibel" and "Drowned Out".


In what ways is this project unique and creative? Edit

IndieScreenings is a revolutionary new film distribution model in which there are no middlemen taking a cut. But additionaly, as The Age of Stupid is a film on climate change the distribution model is helping to raise awareness on the environmental issue. Indie Screenings encourage the projectors to put the money raised into a climate change campaign.

What is the social value of this project? Edit

The goal of Indiescreenings is to be a real social, grassroots effort to promote independent films through a network of interested parties who would host the films and promote them on their own.

What is the potential of this project to expand and develop? Edit

IndieScreenings is currently available for screeners in the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with an international rollout following soon.

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