How it Works
  1. Each year, Spanish Film Club presents a roster of films. This year the roster consists of 47 feature films representing 21 countries. Each subsequent year the roster is expected to increase by 10-15 titles.
  2. High schools and universities choose a minimum of five films from this roster. Ideally, the selected films are screened within eight weeks.
  3. The exhibition fee for each feature film is $500. As such, the minimum cost of each five-film festival is $2,500. For high schools and public libraries please inquire at filmclub@pragda.com
  4. The university may apply for a grant to cover between 30% to 50% of the cost of the basic-level (five films) festival. Each organization can only apply once a year.
  5. Depending on the grant awarded, the five film festival price of $2,500 will be reduced to $1,250, $1,500 or $1,750.
  6. The festivals can be presented as independent, stand-alone festivals, or as part of a larger festival featuring films from other countries.
  7. The grant is only applicable as a discount o the screening fees. Schools and universities are responsible for raising additional funds.
  8. Once the films have been selected, high schools and universities submit the online Application Form in which an explanation of the program is provided, along with details of the promotional activities that will take place on campus, the departments involved in the activities, and expected attendance. Additional information about the festival and parallel activities related to Latin American or Ibero American are strongly encouraged.
  9. The next grant application deadline, for festivals to take place between January 2018 – December 2018, is October 15, 2017.
  10. Once the grant is awarded, high schools and universities will receive information on how to rent the films.
  11. Professors will have the opportunity to preview the 5 selected films and make sure they are appropriate for their program. They can also choose up to 2 more films to preview.
  12. After the festival, high schools and universities must submit a post festival Evaluation Form.
  13. Those high schools and universities that are not awarded a grant can still have their festival at full price. The procedure is simpler: they just need to fill out the application form at least one month in advance.
  14. Participant high schools and universities will be able to purchase the films screened at their Spanish Film Club festival for a discounted price of $99 each.

STEP BY STEP SUMMARY ON HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR FESTIVAL:

  1. Share the idea of Spanish Film Club with your colleagues and/or department chair;
  2. Evaluate your overall budget to see if your organization or department can host a festival;
  3. Opt to partner with different departments or organizations to create the festival;
  4. Check out our programming suggestions for ideas;
  5. Take a look at the offered films and select at least 5 of them for your Festival;
  6. Submit your grant application online to cover between 30% and 50% of the film rental fees;
  7. Download our templates for marketing materials, which you could use to publicize the Festival;
  8. Pay the festival’s rental fees;
  9. Arrange with Spanish Film Club to organize Skype Q&A sessions with the directors;
  10. Test the films with your equipment at least one week before the festival;
  11. Host the festival;
  12. Submit your post-festival evaluation form online;
  13. Plan your next Spanish Film Club festival!!!

For any question you may contact Daniela Bajar at filmclub@pragda.com.