We, the Institute for Community and Family Resilience, would like to sponsor a documentary film festival in 2023. We would like to include Paper Tigers, Resilience,Broken Places, and Cracked Up. Has anyone done this and how did it work; i.e. the logistics. Did you on a local tv station? Did you have follow up discussion amongst professionals in the TIC community? Did you show the documentaries over successive days/weeks/months? Did you perhaps do live showings at neighborhood venues, such as community centers?
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Hi @Elaine Spicer,
Great to hear this! We at PACEs Connection held a virtual film festival in 2020 - 2021 - you can learn all about how we did it and the documentaries we showed here: Introducing the Transform Trauma with ACEs Science Film Festival & Follow-Up Discussions.
We also have a guide on "how to host a film screening" with answers to frequently asked questions, best practices, and documentaries you might be interested in : Hosting a Film Screening to Start or Grow a PACEs Initiative: How-to Guide.
Hope this helps!
Hi Elaine, I would love to discuss this idea with you. I am a documentary filmmaker and have been involved with film fests in the past, most recently with my film, Forced Change https://www.amazon.com/Forced-...uffins/dp/B09PQF2RCX I have watched most of the docs you mention here and am developing a trauma doc/series now. Feel free to reach out via my website: www.renniksoholt.com
@Elaine Spicer One group to recommend for help might be the Longmire Institute in Berkeley. They've hosted a disability film festival since the 70's. Would also love to recommend Medicating Normal to the recommended viewing list.
I don't think there's any wrong answers to your questions, and one thing to ask is - where are your intended viewers at and how can you make this most accessible to them?