Host a DC Adventure Film Festival tour stop!
So you want to bring the DC Adventure Film Festival (DCAFF) to your town? Awesome, we’ll get you setup. Hosting a DCAFF show is easy & fun for you and the whole community.
We hope our road tour will inspire and leave beneficial lasting memories so you and your audience will get outside and make your own adventures.
If you are interested in hosting a showing, please fill out our DCAFF tour host application found here: DCAFF Tour Host
We look forward to working with you!
DC Adventure Film Festival Staff
CAN I HOST MY OWN DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL (DCAFF) SCREENING?
What a great question! Of course you can, events are locally hosted screenings run by event organisers, running clubs, retail shops and even individuals who simply just want to show off their passion for everything trail running!
– that includes finding a venue, promoting the show, and selling tickets. We’ll guide you the entire way!
WILL SOMEONE FROM DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL COME TO HELP ME HOST?
As much as we love to travel, we unfortunately don’t attend any of the screenings. We’ll provide you with the information, tools, films and all-round stoke, but DCAFF hosts are completely in charge of putting on a great event, including everything from finding a venue to ticket sales, and promotion.
DOES IT COST MONEY TO HOST A DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL SHOW?
Yes, we charge our hosts one of the lowest, if not the lowest, licensing fee compared to other mountain, adventure, and action sports film festivals. The fee is based on your venue capacity.
WILL I MAKE MONEY?
The objective behind the DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL tour is to share the adventure stoke and inspire people to get out and make their own adventures.
We hope our hosts create a socially engaging community event that surpasses the local host’s goals, whether that be turning a profit or to provide free entertainment for the community.
After paying our nominal license fee (as mentioned above), your financial model will depend on the type of show you host. You keep all revenue generated from ticket sales, local sponsorship dollars, monetary raffle, sales of donated product, etc.
It’s important to factor in your other costs such as; will you be renting a venue? Will you be paying for audio/visual equipment and seating or is it included in the venue rental? What will your ticket price be, if anything?
We provide our hosts with a How to Run A Successful Show packet that will help make your DCAFF tour stop a success.
CAN I FIND LOCAL SPONSORS?
Yes, local sponsors are a great way to connect with your community, help cover the event fee and other costs, and assist with promotion of the event.
(Please note: Sponsors who directly compete with DCAFF’s national sponsors will not be accepted – see the sponsors page for a list of our partners). Once again, we can advise you on this where necessary.
CAN I USE THE EVENT AS A FUNDRAISER?
The DC Adventure Film Festival is a PERFECT event for raising funds and awareness for your organization. The majority of our shows function as very successful fundraising events. You keep all ticket sales and any generated revenue from local sponsorship, cash raffles, etc.
WHERE CAN I SCREEN THE DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL?
We encourage you to think outside the box on this one but as a suggestion, look out for venues that are well equipped with the necessary audio/visual equipment, have the adequate space and above all, will make for an unforgettable experience for your audience.
WHEN CAN I HOST A DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING?
Hosts of DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL are encouraged to schedule screenings anytime between September 15th and August 15th each year. You can contact us at any point to start the booking process for your screening, but the earlier the better to ensure that you have plenty of time to prepare and promote.
WILL YOU ASSIST ME WITH THE PROMOTION OF MY EVENT?
Absolutely, sharing the DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL love is our #1 priority. Once we have signed a short contract, and the event fee has been paid, we will then send you all the films as well as a marketing and press kit via digital download, plus we’ll list your event details on the DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL world tour schedule and use our social media channels to encourage audience interest in your area.
DO YOU PROVIDE MARKETING MATERIALS TO HELP US PROMOTE THE SHOW?
Yes! We provide you with professional custom designed promotional materials for your use.
WILL I HAVE FUN?
OF COURSE! The DC Adventure Film World Tour inspires people and has become a life changing event for many that attend. We love to hear about all of the stories that go along with the communities that have experienced the film festival. It is a one of a kind event with a meaningful history and strong following. We can’t wait to hear your story! Make your own Legends.
DO I NEED TO SCREEN ALL FILMS ON THE OFFICIAL SELECTION?
Each year, film makers from all over the world submit their films to DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL in the hopes of being included. The films that are selected have gone through a rigorous selection process to make our official selection. Hosts have access to all of our Officially Selected films to curate their program.
The local organizers work with us to choose the films that are likely to be best suited for their local audience and event. Most screenings include about 6 to 10 films. In locations with multiple screenings, the local host organization may choose to show the same program each night or feature different selections.
ARE THE FILMS RATED?
The films are not officially rated, however they may contain occasional adult language. Parental discretion is advised. We can provide a list of films that have adult language or adult scenes at your request.
THIS ALL LOOKS GREAT! I’D LOVE TO HOST MY OWN DC ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
If you’re happy with all of the details mentioned above then you’re ready to host your very own screening. Please fill out the form below and we’ll get back you ASAP!