How It Works
Do you like movies? Do you want a chance to raise $1000 for your student group? How about a free trip to Los Angeles for your group leaders to see the red carpet premiere of the latest short films with the writers, directors, actors and crew behind those stories?
Apply today to bring an evening of award winning short films to your college or university and earn a chance to win these prizes. TN’s Diversity Film Series is a micro film festival on your campus that showcases amazing shorts with important ideas and themes that you won’t hear playing at the local theater.
The Diversity Film Series includes comedies, sci-fi thrillers, dramas, and even westerns. What’s different about these films is that they encourages audience engagement at a thematic level, fostering independent thinking, discussion, and diversity of thought. The health of a free and civil society depends on avoiding the ideological traps of collectivism and groupthink. The antidote is a culture of storytelling that values liberty, compassion and innovation.
The process is simple and easy, even if you’ve never hosted a film festival before. Our experienced staff of filmmakers and industry professionals will help you at every stage to make sure your screening is a great success, from identifying a location to marketing the festival to your community. The groups with the MOST attendance will be eligible for a $1000 grant to your group chapter, and the group responsible for the top attendance in 2019 will receive a trip to TN’s annual film fest premiere in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
Applications Dates: Feb 1 – April 30, 2019.
Your screening must take place this 2019 Spring semester to be eligible for prizes.
STEP 1: APPLY TO HOST A SCREENING
Fill out a short form and let us know a little bit about you, your organization, and when you would like to host your screening. One of our program coordinators will review the application and get back to you right away.Once your application has been accepted, we will contact you to help start planning your event.
STEP 2: PLAN YOUR SCREENING
After you’ve been accepted to the program, you get to pick which films you want to show. To help you pick the best slate, you’ll get your own personal coordinator. You will also receive a festival planning pack, including a promotional checklist and calendar. So, even if this is your first film festival, you’ll look like a seasoned pro.
STEP 3: PROMOTE THE SCREENING
After the planning is done, the fun part begins – telling the world about your awesome screening! This is where you can get creative and really spread your wings. We will provide you with materials, such as press kits, posters, flyers, and social media posts to help spread the word and get people pumped. The rest is up to you!
STEP 4: HOST YOUR SCREENING AND WIN
Screening night is your time to shine! Sit back and watch the films, talk with the attendees, engage in discussions, and enjoy the wonderful event that you put together for your community. And as an added bonus, the screening with the most people will win two tickets to LA (air + hotel) to attend a TalNexus event on the Red Carpet!