SHINE GLOBALTAKE ACTION
We deeply believe that social issue film making has the power to move the needle forward on numerous societal challenges, through the power of story and the ability to put a human face on issues, and by motivating and inspiring people to commit to actions that will lead to real change for the communities the film portrays.
Shine Global’s IGNITE program introduces award-winning films to underserved youth across the country. Each film is accompanied by a discussion guide to help facilitate viewer engagement and several of the films also include companion arts workshops to help young viewers creatively learn media literacy skills.
Funding from the National Endowment of the Arts and Visionary Women in Southern California allows us to currently offer these screenings for free.
Available Ignite Films:
Screening hosts and audiences agree
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
To host a public screening of one of these films in your community, follow these steps:
- Know your screening size and date.
- Fill out the screening request form here
- Receive an invoice by email/or a fee waiver. Pay for your license and wait for your DVD to arrive.
- Have your audience fill out the post-screening survey
- Return the DVD to Shine Global.
How much does the screening license cost?
We are currently offering all screenings for free thanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The usual screening license for a one-time screening for a non-profit organization or grassroots community group is $50 for an audience of 25 or less and $100 for a larger audience.
How can I get a reduced screening fee or fee waiver?
We are currently offering all screenings for free thanks in part to a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
I don’t have access to a movie theater or screening room. Can I still participate in the IGNITE program?
Yes! The films are available on DVD and can be screened in any location that has a DVD player and a screen/TV. This might include auditoriums, community centers, homes, theaters, offices … even the outdoors!
Does the screening license include the movie, or do I have to get a copy separately?
Yes, the license includes a DVD and permission for a public screening.
Where can I get resources to help me host a fantastic screening?
We will send you a Community Screening Guide and other promotional resources after your screening is confirmed. You can download the Inocente Community Screening Guide as an example.
Can I charge admissions or ask for donations to my screening?
If you pay the full license fee, you are welcome to sell tickets and/or use the film as a fundraiser. If you get the film license for free or at a discounted rate, however, the screening must be free for your attendees.
For what ages are these films appropriate?
We have provided ratings from the MPAA or the BBFC when the films have been rated and when not, have given recommendations. We can provide a preview link of the film for you to ensure it is appropriate for your audience.
I’m looking for a copy to keep in my K-12 school, university, or library. Am I on the right page?
No. The IGNITE program is only for renting the film for a one time screening. If you wish to buy a copy to keep for multiple screenings please visit each film’s own website to purchase a copy for your school, university, or library or click here to go to Shine’s “For Educators” section.
Can I use my screening license for more than one screening?
Licenses are for single screenings only. If you are hosting multiple screenings, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to work out details.
Can the filmmakers come to our screening?
Due to demand and schedules, those involved in these films are not generally able to attend screenings. However, if you are able to cover travel costs and an honorarium, please contact us to discuss options.
What issues do we explore?
Since 2005, Shine Global has taken action on child labor, child abuse, and child soldiering, shared moving stories about the effects of war, parental incarceration, undocumented immigration, and homelessness on children, highlighted the power of music, dance, and sports to overcome intolerance. In all its films, Shine Global celebrates children’s resilience.
To learn more about the issues facing migrant farmworker children please visit www.theharvestfilm.com
To learn more about the issues facingundocumented youth, homeless youth, and arts education please visit www.inocentedoc.com
To learn about the power of sports to help youth overcome stereotypes please visit www.1wayup.com
As Shine is a small company, interns are very involved in everything that goes on in our office. This provides them with the opportunity to be exposed to the inside workings of independent film production at a variety of stages.