Don’t wait for a cinema near you to show a documentary you really care about – create your own pop-up cinema in your neighbourhood, get the word out and sell tickets. Everyone beneﬁts – you, the ﬁlmmaker and the audience.
Cinemas around the world are showing a narrower and narrower range of ﬁlms. At the same time, high quality projection equipment has never been cheaper, making it possible to hold screenings of ﬁlms in just about any and every venue imaginable.
An innovative site devised by Spanner Films for the release of The Age Of Stupid impressed the Foundation. Their online booking software for non-theatrical licenses facilitated over 1300 screenings in 6 months, with a return to the ﬁlmmaker in excess of £100,000. So in 2010 we partnered with Spanner Films to launch Good Screenings (http://www.goodscreenings.org), which showcases award-winning feature documentaries that inspire audiences to take action.
Good Screenings is a way for companies, community groups, charities, schools, churches and ordinary people to organise their own screenings. Good Screenings lets you make your own booking of a ﬁlm online, automatically calculates the screening fee and takes your payment - all in 5 minutes.
Working in collaboration with third sector associates, the Good Screenings library is used as a resource for campaigning, advocacy, exploration and entertainment and has created screenings in France, USA, Sweden, India, Jordan, Nepal, Singapore, Spain and many others.
Highlights include the launch of the 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation from the Global Poverty Project, including a red carpet event in New York and 30 simultaneous screenings globally, and a tour of Heavy Load in Estonia, in partnership with the British Embassy and UNICEF.
In 2011 we held a global screenings series to highlight the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day in association with ActionAid, Amnesty International, Care International, Fawcett Society, Oxfam, Plan International, Save the Children, White Ribbon Alliance, Women’s Aid and Women for Women with over 100 screenings.
Here are some of the films currently available on goodscreenings for a full list and to make a booking please go to www.goodscreenings.org