What are community screenings, and how do you define what constitutes an eligible community screening premiere for the purpose of this application?

A community screening refers to a public screening that is often self-organized with the intention of reaching a specific audience that you are wanting to impact through the film. Community screenings can take place in various locations such as public libraries, religious buildings, community centers, or private venues. Filmmaker-organizers often utilize community screenings as a tool or method to create impact. While community screenings come in all shapes and sizes for our application, we will only consider community screenings that are held in verifiable venues with a minimum seating capacity of approximately 50 or more people. 

To ensure eligibility for your community screening premiere, you will be required to:

  1. Verify the venue and provide evidence of the community screening event. You can do this by providing one of the following: 
    • -A link or a screenshot to the venue listing the event. 
    • -A link to a social media listing or website that contains information about the venue and event details. 
  2. Confirm the seating capacity of the venue. Please provide a link or a screenshot that shows the venue’s seating capacity. This information is often available on the venue’s rental or logistics webpage.

Note: In case the reviewing committee has additional questions about your community screening event, you may be asked to provide a list of attendees.

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