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How to Raise Funds for a Good Cause with Movie Screenings

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How to Raise Funds for a Good Cause with Movie Screenings

If you would like to organise a movie screening to raise funds for a good cause or for a particular objective, here are some ideas to help you do so.

Movie screenings are a great way to make money if you do it the right way.

This article will help you achieve that aim if you follow the steps outlined below.


Before you even think of making a profit you need to have a calculation of your expenses.

Yes, take note of every spending related to organising your movie screening.

This would include: Rental of movie screening equipment and accessories, including chairs and tents
Licensing fees

Other Expenses

Expenses related to food and drinks if you’re providing them for your visitors
Entertainment before the show – music, clowns, magic shows etc
Security arrangements
Promotion of show (printing of leaflets and advertisement cost)

Making Money

Your first goal should be to cover your expenses. In order to do that, you need to plan in advance how you’re going to generate funds for your movie screening event.

Check out the fund-raising  ideas below:


The best and easiest way to generate funds is through finding sponsors. If it’s a neighbourhood event, you could approach local businesses , especially those you know and have relationships with.

Approaching a group of small businesses and ask for small sponsorship amounts could be a better idea sometimes instead of targeting a single sponsor.

Tell prospective sponsors the objective of your screening and why you need the funds. Once they understand, it would be easier for them to open their wallets.

Screen Advertising

You could offer screen advertising service to sponsors as a sign of goodwill. This method could also be applied to those who’re reluctant to sponsor. Offer to advertise their brand or company, products or services before the screening begins.

Ticket Sales

If you opt to sell tickets, you may need special approval from the local authorities and need to pay entertainment tax in most instances.


If you don’t want to go through the hassle of selling tickets and getting the approval to do so, then you could opt for donations.

One way to do this is to print invitation cards or send a digital card to your contacts through social media. You may want to mention that ‘Admission is by a minimum donation of RMXX’.

Try out the ways above to raise funds for your movie screening event.

Contact Us

If you need more advice on the above or any matter related to a movie screening, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please also check out our regularly-updated movie list to get an idea on the type of movies to choose for your event.If you have any questions relating to organising a movie screening or our services, please check out our FAQ page.

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