Travelling Film Show
The Travelling Film Show - Community Screening Outreach Programme
Over 80,000 people have attended Outreach shows in cities, towns and remote country areas since 2000. We have a dedicated staff member who creates the screening programme, taking our films on the road throughout the year.
Each screening is a unique community experience for young and old and a great way of finding out more about our moving image history.
Host a Film Show in your own town
The Film Archive is always keen to hear from groups or individuals who would like to host a Film Show in your town. We supply the content, a presenter and, if required, a technician and the projection equipment.
Advertising for a screening at the Old Library, Whangarei
Photo: Diane McAllen
Our programmes are available on DVD and range from feature films and documentaries to theme-based compilations. The compilations of short films are very popular and include clips from newsreels, animation, drama, advertising and our home movie collection.
Each programme is approximately 60 minutes long and contains between 9 to 20 seperate items. Many of these programmes contain home movies and films without sound, which were made pre-1930. Silent films in our programmes are always accompanied by a musician, most commonly a pianist, to recreate an authentic viewing experience for the contemporary audience.
All we need to bring a show to your town is a viewing space that can be blacked-out and electricity. Halls, cinemas, A&P shows and even marquees, have been venues in the past.
In compliance with copyright rules programmes must be presented by a Film Archive staff member. The host organisation is responsible for meeting the Film Archive presenter’s expenses along with any equipment hire. The host must also meet the musician’s fee if live accompaniment is needed.
Community screenings have been funded in various locations through Local Councils and Creative Community grants. Other funding bodies such as Licensing Trusts have also proved receptive. Applications for funding must be made by the host but the Archive is able to provide quotes and letters of support to assist this process.
The Film Archive has no objection to the host organisation charging a modest admission fee to organised screenings. The initial cost of securing a readymade programme is $100 + GST.
For further information please contact:
Jane Paul, Offsite Screenings Manager
Ph: (04) 3847 647 ext 827
Fax (04) 382 9595