Film for Thought Outreach

Film for Thought Outreach

Why Films, Videos & Visuals?

Film for Thought

Films and videos are one of the most effective means of educating and inspiring. Seeing is believing… and both seeing and believing are powerful motivators for personal change and institutional reform.

Our Film for Thought campaign brings the power of video to a wider and more diverse audience, social justice advocates, opinion leaders, and policymakers.

 


What We Do

  • award grants for cutting-edge projects
  • supplement the pay-per-view projects of other groups with donated portable DVD players
  • assist with finalizing videos that are in progress
  • increase the number of pro-veg TV commercials
  • work with conferences on their video programming
  • mobilize community outreach for new documentaries
  • provide a convenient film & video resources web page
  • utilize social media to expand the reach of videos

What You Can Do

  • bring a laptop, tablet, or portable DVD player to show videos at your tabling events (e-mail us to request a portable DVD player donation)
  • take it to the streets – bring videos to outside events
  • like it! post it! send it! — use your social networks… a lot!
  • host a house party screening of a veg-related documentary or video — add food for fun and/or a fundraiser for impact
  • reach out to libraries, book stores and community centers for screenings
  • connect with local leaders and advocacy groups to request large screenings at major cinemas if possible (alternative cinemas work best)
  • get a grant to screen Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret


DVD Player - Portable Sony 9"Request a Set of 9-13″ Portable DVD Players

E-mail us with:

  • your address
  • description of your plans and organization
  • website address


Request a 4′ Outdoor Video Screen

large portable screenGot big plans?

Since it’s more complicated than using DVD players, use the format above and include a detailed plan for creating a large outdoor screening in your area outside large screen and/or on building wall projection.

AWFW detailed Video Instruction Guide (PDF) – for outside large screen and building projections. Video instructions are also available from Living Opposed to Violence and Exploitation (L.O.V.E.)


Screen a Film at a Local Theater

Find private theaters in your area and ask for rental guide (example).  Then, purchase a “Community Screening Kit” from the movie producers (example from Vegucated). Check movie website for details.

Prices vary depending on the theater, movie, size of your anticipated audience, and whether to plan one-time or multiple showings.

When renting a theater, estimate the time needed in the theater, not the length of the movie. Take into consideration leafleting, tabling, Q&A and/or food sampling. For an additional fee, theaters may list your screening in their weekly newspaper ad.

Apply for a grant to assist with costs.


Get a Grant to Screen Cowspiracy

A Well-Fed World is now offering grants to cover the cost of licensing fees for screening the groundbreaking environmental documentary, Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret.

Currently, Cowspiracy filmmakers charge a licensing fee for public screenings to help recoup the costs of making and distributing the film. A licensing fee to screen the film costs anywhere from $108.00 to $308.00, depending on the size of the proposed screening audience. The cost of these fees can be prohibitive for some, and we’d like to help with that. For info on how to apply for a Cowspiracy screening grant through A Well-Fed World, email ashley@awfw.org.

Please note: you will need to contact a venue to secure permission to hold your screening and provide us with proof of permission. If you have an email confirming permission for you to hold a screening at a selected venue, forward us a copy of the email. Otherwise, scan or send a photo of any paperwork documenting the venue’s willingness to host your screening.

If you would like to host a home screening for friends or community members, Cowspiracy now streams for free on Netflix.


Pay-Per-View

Pay-Per-View - VegFund

E-mail us to receive a set of portable 9″ DVD players (with double ear phone jacks and rotating screen) to assist with your efforts. If you already have laptops or tablets, they also work well.

FARM will assist with how-to materials, follow-up, and financial assistance to help implement this popular, highly effective and innovative program in your community.

E-mail FARM for free custom pay-per-view video and follow-up program.

AWFW video activism examples.