Organize a screening at a community venue.

Purchase a community screenings license to show the film at any non-educational venue of your choosing. The price ranges from $300-1500 depending on the size of your event and whether or not you're charging for admission.

 * Note: screenings at schools and libraries require a different license; see educational edition.

Ideal for:

  • Any organization or company with its own space for a screening.
  • Churches and other religious or cultural institutions.
  • Industry conferences and workshops.
  • Fundraisers (you keep the ticket sales revenue if you choose to charge for your event).

What you'll need:

  • A community screenings license.
  • A venue.

What you'll receive:

  • A Blu-ray or DVD (whichever you prefer) w/ the public performance rights corresponding to your purchase.
  • An Engagement Coordinator from our team to help you promote your event.
  • A Facebook event page and EventBrite ticketing page with customization options allowing you to add your organization's information and branding.

Get started:


Examples of success

Young professionals from around the world gather at the Aspen Institute for the Global Health Corps screening of Poverty, Inc.

Young professionals from around the world gather at the Aspen Institute for the Global Health Corps screening of Poverty, Inc.

Barbara Bush and her foundation, Global Health Corps, kicked off their annual retreat for new fellows with a free screening of Poverty, Inc. The Aspen Institute donated space at their office and GHC invited people from its partner organizations to attend.

Pastor Marshall Brandon of Christ Community Chapel of Akron introduces the film and co-producer Mark R. Weber.

Pastor Marshall Brandon of Christ Community Chapel of Akron introduces the film and co-producer Mark R. Weber.

For the Akron Premiere, Trades of Hope recruited numerous sponsors including the Akron Civic Theater, which donated the venue. To pay the venue staff and cover the cost of the license, the Akron Community Foundation, First Friends Church of Canton, Christ Community Chapel of Akron, Terry Horner Photography, and Essential Story, Inc. all chipped in to make the screening free for the community.

 

Staff and Board Screenings

  • Whole Planet Foundation
  • ONE Campaign (including Bono)
  • World Vision (staff training in Tblisi, Georgia)
  • Emerson Collective
  • Compassion International
  • Children’s Hopechest
  • International Rescue Mission
  • World Development Movement (U.K.)
  • Values & Capitalism, American Enterprise Institute

WHY CHARGE FOR SCREENINGS? 

Would there be more iPhones in the world if Apple gave them away for free? Probably not. It's difficult to sustain free and people don't tend to value free as much either. Charging for screenings is crucial for powering the film's efforts to cultivate conversation around the globe. At the same time, we are committed to making sure every individual and organization who wants to see this film can do so. So if you can't find a way through our normal channels, please email us and we'll see what we can do.

Funding an issue?

Try crowdfunding what you need on Indiegogo!

Questions?

Email us at screenings@povertyinc.org.