Community Spotlight FAQ

You can pick the content, topic of conversation, and discussion participants and we’ll produce the event with our online streaming platform and technical know-how. Below is a quick overview of the process.

  1. Contact Russell at CommunitySpotlight@utahfilmcenter.org to request a Community Spotlight at least 8 weeks in advance.
  2. The Community Outreach Manager will respond with additional details about your preferred event format and associated costs
  3. An event is usually one of these formats:
    • A film
    • A film with a post-film panel discussion
    • “Clips and Conversation” — Clips from films or tv shows are presented in context with a panel discussion in lieu of a full film
  4. Once the event is approved, Utah Film Center will support the Community Spotlight partner with pre-event management, technical assistance, and sharing of the partner’s marketing materials on our website and newsletter.
  5. On the day of the event, the partner manages the conversation and the Film Center will manage all technical aspects to produce the best presentation

 

Annual event limitations: To ensure that we are offering as many opportunities as possible to our fellow community organizations per year, we are limiting Community Spotlight partnerships to two per year per organization and no more than one per month.

Film guidelines: Constructive conversation is paramount and we welcome our partners programming films that complement and further their mission. While film preferences are decided by outside community nonprofit organizations, Utah Film Center will not use its platform for films that incite hate speech, promote dangerous ideologies or erode public trust in science or fact. Individual film choices can be discussed with the Utah Film Center team if there are questions.

Contact Russell at CommunitySpotlight@utahfilmcenter.org for more details.

Community Spotlight

YOU – Provide the content, promote the event, and build your community. 

WE – Provide the technical support to upload your event to our virtual theatre, highlight your screening in our weekly newsletter, and manage the event online the night of.  

COST $100 hosting fee + film license cost + $1/per viewing household. 

Community Spotlight + Film Licensing Negotiation

YOU – Know which film you’d like to show but not sure how to negotiate the screening fees or you want to show a film the Utah Film Center has already hosted. 

WE – Reach out to the filmmaker or distribution company for you and negotiate the best possible screening fee for your film screening.  

WE – Provide the technical support to upload your event to our virtual theatre, highlight your screening in our weekly newsletter, and manage the event online the night of.  

COST $100 hosting fee + $100 for film rights negotiation + film license cost +  $1/per viewing household.

Community Spotlight + Film Curation

YOU – Would like to show a film and have an idea of a theme but not sure which film would be a good fit for your audience. 

WE – Scour film titles within your theme and present a few options, we reach out to the filmmaker or distribution company for you and negotiate the best possible screening fee for your film screening.  

WE – Provide the technical support to upload your event to our virtual theatre, highlight your screening in our weekly newsletter, and manage the event online the night of.  

COST $500 for film curation and licensing negotiation + film license cost + $1/per viewing household. 

Community Spotlight + Film Curation + Marketing Support

YOU – Would like to expand your outreach and would like the Utah Film Center to help build the audiences for your screening. 

WE – Scour film titles within your theme and present a few options, we reach out to the filmmaker or distribution company for you and negotiate the best possible screening fee for your film screening.  

WE – Provide the technical support to upload your event to our virtual theatre, highlight your screening in our weekly newsletter, and manage the event online the night of.  

WE – List your screening on the Utah Film Center’s website, promote the event on our social media, press events and community calendars. Event M.C and hosting is also available upon request under this package. 

COST $1,200 for film curation and licensing negotiation + film license cost + $1/per viewing household.

** Our platform supports pre and post film activities. Honorariums for panels, subject experts and filmmaker Q and A’s are negotiated separately from the package pricing. 

*** Sponsorship and in-kind support from the Utah Film Center is negotiated on a case by case basis. 

Please discuss these options and other variables with your Community Spotlight liaison after submitting your date request.