Tips for Hosting a Successful Screening of In the Name of Confucius Film
The key is to have a good plan, communicate with us timely, and give yourself enough time to prepare!
Choose a location that facilitates your screening and is easy for people to get to. You can host a screening at any location, e.g. governments, universities, high schools, educational institutions and organizations, corporate offices, libraries, community centres, local theatres, bookstores, and even your living room!
Date and Time
Pick a date that gives you enough time to prepare and is convenient for your potential viewers. For example, you don’t want to host a screening on your university campus when students are busy with exams or on summer/winter breaks.
Seek screening co-hosts who are interested in spreading In the Name of Confucius film to help drive audiences, promote the event, and share costs. Good examples of co-hosts are: Tibetan groups, Falun Gong community, human rights organizations, university students groups, China related academia institutions, China democracy movement, Taiwanese organizations, and etc.
- Test Skype connection with filmmaker and/or other remote speakers.
- Test the video/audio playing system at the venue.
- Make sure the venue has good internet connection for a Facebook live streaming of the post-screening discussion.
- Make sure you have someone take photos as well as film Facebook live streaming.
- Prepare microphones for speakers and audiences for the post-screening discussion.
- Print out materials you need to display or hand out at your screening event.
- (NEW!) Buy DVDs from the film producer and get ready for your sales at your screening event.