How to organize a premiere?
You are free to organize it anyway you like. You can to it where ever you find the place to gather an audience and screen the film on a big screen TV or with a video projector.
But maybe team up with your local cinema or other venues that could screen the film in good conditions.
How to promote my premiere?
Active your network! Send mails, invite people trough Facebook, contact newspapers and other press, put it on your site, print flyer, find partners.... just get the word out there! Click here for a promotion manual and press kit.
Why organize a premiere?
International day of the Eradication of Poverty is a perfect occasion to show you care about poverty and homelessness. Our film is a tool to bring people together, to create awareness and to help organizations working with homeless people. The premiere of Miss Homeless is a social-cultural event to create a positive context about a difficult subject.
Do I need to pay to screen the film?
No, the film can be screened for free on the October 17, this year and every year on the International day of the Eradication of Poverty. Just subscribe on our site.
Can I ask an entrance fee?
No, because this is a non-commercial event but yes, you can ask for a contribution. The event can be used to collect money to support organizations working with homeless people or combating social exclusion.
We trust you not to abuse our good intentions.
Can I involve sponsors?
Yes, it would be great if sponsors or institutions sponsor your premiere, but again, this is not a commercial project! Publish all information about your premiere and your partners on our website.
Chose your sponsors & partners wisely.
Who is not allowed to organize a premiere?
The premiere is not allowed in a commercial or private context. Yes, you can organize it at your house or even your golf club, as long as your door is open to anyone and the homeless in particular. The event is an act of solidarity.
I don’t know any organizations, but I want to do a premiere. Is that OK?
Yes, but check the internet. Also check on our map. There probably are organizations in your city or region. Try to team up.
How can I help?
You can get involved anyway you can. From just sharing the link of the trailer to setting up your own premiere, you can choose your own involvement. For more details, check our ‘How to Help’ page. Various tasks and suggestions are posted on it. From translating the website to researching... your welcome to help.
Are there other organizations or people planning a premiere in my town?
You can check on the map if other people are planning a premiere in your town or country. Contact them, build a network and share resources.
What about author rights?
The film is author right protected but the film can be screened for free on the October 17, this year and every year on the International day of the Eradication of Poverty.
For commercial exploitation, standard business practice apply.
Why do the filmmakers give the film away for free?
We want to offer a tool to bring people together, to create awareness and to help organizations working with homeless people. Money simply isn’t the only motivator in the world.
Apart from the social motivation, we are also interested to learn how to reach an audience through by using internet. A film only come to live if it has an audience. A previous experiment was Where is Gary?
Do you make any money on it?
Our film fund, VAF, granted us a small budget so we could finish the film in a professional way. We’re looking for extra financing or a sponsor so we can extend our online efforts and cover some cost like the printing and shipping all DVDs for the premiere.
What do I need to make a screening?
When do we get the DVD?
The DVD will be sent to you in the beginning of October.
What's the language of the movie?
Les dialogues du film sont en anglais et en français. Des versions sous-titrées en français, anglais, néerlandais et espagnol sont prévues. Si vous désirez une autre langue de sous-titrage, nous pouvons vous fournir les fichiers prêts à être traduits dans votre langue, que vous pouvez nous renvoyer pour que nous les intégrions dans le film. Nous pouvons aussi vous conseiller pour trouver des volontaires pour la traduction à travers les réseaux sociaux.
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