Frequently Asked Questions

01.

What is a “non-theatrical community screening”?

Non-theatrical means that the screening is for members of your school, district, organization, community or an invited group that is not being charged an admission fee at the door, and a movie theater is not selling tickets for profit to the public.

02.

Who can host a screening?

Screenings can be planned and hosted by students, parents, teachers, coaches, social workers, bus drivers, librarians, administrators, business leaders, church leaders, superintendents, organizations, museums, foundations, schools, non-profits, corporations, policy makers, judges, lawyers, researchers, film lovers…really any person or group who wants to share the film in an educational or community setting.

03.

Where can screenings take place?

Non-theatrical community screenings can take place in any venue that has a TV, screen or wall to project the film onto! A school gym or auditorium, a classroom, a living room, a church, a museum hall, a conference center, a hotel ballroom, an office, a library, a chamber of commerce, a community center, a high school stadium…

04.

Can my group host multiple screenings?

Yes, we can arrange a license that includes multiple screenings. Just let us know your plans, and we will work with you to create the right license for your needs!

05.

What if I want to partner with other organizations, schools or districts in my community to do one big event?

Fabulous! If you know of other groups that might be interested, by all means, work with them to host a screening! If you need help identifying some potential partners in your area, let us know and we’ll do what we can to connect you.

06.

Can I use the film as a fundraiser?

Yes! For non-theatrical fundraisers a non-profit organization, school or group can sell tickets/admission to your event in order to raise funds for your school, organization or cause.

07.

I want to have a Q&A or panel discussion after the film, so that our audience can delve deeper into the issues of the film. What kinds of people should I invite to speak?

We find these to be the most impactful kinds of events because they provide relevant local information and inspire action! You are the expert in who your group will respond to, but some ideas include: local school board members, your district superintendent, local teachers, principals, students, active parent groups, your city council leaders, your House or Senate representatives, your Mayor, a local business leader, a civil rights attorney, a demographer, an education professor, an expert in local, city and state civic opportunities, people who are in the film, or us! We would love to come talk about the film and the process of making it.

08.

Does the film have a “call to action” at the end of it?

The film itself does not have a specific "call to action." With so many issues raised in the film, we believe that the best “action” plans will be created by you. That said, your license for the film comes with a discussion and resource guide that will give you ideas for different kinds of action and impact plans. We would also love to brainstorm with you as you plan! The overarching action we hope to inspire in all audiences is increased civic engagement, awareness, and action around policies that affect families and children.

09.

How do the licensing fees work and what are the costs?

Costs for the film license vary from $75 -$1,500 depending on the venue, audience size, purpose of the screening, the kind of organization, school or group you are, the number of screenings, the technical format of the film you need for your showings, and how much support you want and need from our office in planning your event. Our purpose for making the film was to make it as widely available as possible, so we will do everything we can to make sure the cost does not prohibit you from sharing the film with your community. At the same time, licensing the film allows us to make the film available to as many communities as possible.

10.

Once the film becomes available in January how far into the year will we be able to schedule screenings?

You can schedule screenings up to the year 3000 if you want!!

11.

How and when would we be able to have access to the guides and marketing packages/materials you mention in the email?

All of the materials (the film, marketing info, discussion guide, resource guide) will be available starting January 5, 2015. It will be available for download off this website once you purchase a license for the film.

12.

Can I buy the film?

By the summer of 2015, the film will be available to purchase for educational use and home video. The film will also be available for rental and purchase on our website, on Amazon and other digital platforms like Xbox, Netflix and Hulu.

13.

What is the entire length of the film?

The film runs 1 hour and 40 minutes.

14.

Does this film include subtitles in Spanish?

One of our first priorities for the community screenings is to make sure the film is available with Spanish subtitles - but we need the funding to do this. We are fundraising for this now, so the moment we have the funds to do it, we will!

15.

What if I just want to attend a screening and not host one?

Great! Visit our website, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements about screenings in your community!

16.

You didn’t answer my question. What is the best way to reach you?

We would love to talk to you! Phone: Call (512) 693-7512 or Email: outreach@thetexaspromisemovie.org

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