FAQ – Food Evolution

SCREENING & LICENSE FAQS


HOW LONG IS THE FILM?

The total running time of the feature-length version of FOOD EVOLUTION, including credits, is 92 minutes. We have a 52-minute version available upon request as well.

WHERE CAN I SEE FOOD EVOLUTION?

You can also see FOOD EVOLUTION by hosting a community screening of the film anywhere globally. Our community screenings campaign is bringing the film to organizations, universities, conferences, and companies around the world to reset the conversation around GMOs and to make the case for science to guide our decision-making about food. Please see our Screening Guide for more information and fill out our Screening Application form if you are interested in hosting a screening event for a group. FOOD EVOLUTION is also available on-demand, digital download or streaming on Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Google Play and YouTube in the U.S.
Please note: streaming copies are for home use only and not permitted for public exhibition.

I SEE FOOD EVOLUTION IS AVAILABLE TO STREAM ONLINE. CAN I JUST SHOW THAT TO MY STAFF OR STUDENTS?

The availability of FOOD EVOLUTION on online platforms is strictly for in-home use and is not licensed to show in a group setting. Showing a film to a group requires the purchase of public performance rights. Please see more information about public performance rights below.

WHAT IS A PUBLIC PERFORMANCE?

According to the U.S. copyright law (Title 17, United States Code, Section 110), a public performance is any screening of a videocassette, DVD, videodisc or film which occurs outside of the home, or at any place where people are gathered who are not family members, such as in a school, library, auditorium, classroom or meeting room. Please see more helpful information about public performance rights HERE.

I’D LIKE TO USE FOOD EVOLUTION AS A TEACHING RESOURCE IN MY CLASSROOM. CAN I PURCHASE A COPY FOR EDUCATIONAL USE?

FOOD EVOLUTION educational DVDs for regular classroom use will be available for purchase in 2018. Educational streaming is not yet available. If you would like to host a screening now, educational DVDs are currently available to rent as part of our community screenings campaign. Please fill out our Screening Application form if you are interested in sharing the film with your academic community.

WHY ARE THE PRICES FOR INSTITUTIONAL SCREENING LICENSES HIGHER THAN THE COST OF A HOME VIDEO DVD?

Home video DVDs do not include public performance rights, so their use is limited to home screenings with just a few people. Having public performance rights greatly increases the potential uses of the film and therefore costs more. As independent filmmakers, our goal is to make the film accessible to all types of organizations and, at the same time, generate enough revenue to keep our outreach efforts moving forward. We therefore offer a tiered licensing and pricing system based on the general usage for each type of organization and their operating budgets.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PURCHASE A LICENSE TO SHOW THE FILM TO A GROUP?

Corporations & Conferences: For all businesses, conferences and groups which are not educational institutions or non-profits. If you’re showing the film to any kind of public or private gathering that’s not an educational institution, library, or community group, the below pricing would apply.

Fees vary from $1,000-$5,000

College/University: This license is for all higher educational institutions, including public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, graduate schools, advanced degree programs, and medical schools. If you are a professor, librarian, or administrator at one of these institutions, the below pricing would apply.

Fees vary from $400-$1,500

Community Group: This license is for all nonprofit community organizations to show the film to any kind of public or private gathering that's not a school, library, or educational institution. If you are a nonprofit community organization staff member, the below pricing would apply.

Fees vary from $200-$750

K-12/Public Library: This license is for public libraries and K-12 schools. If you're a librarian, teacher, administrator, or educator at one of these institutions, the below pricing would apply.

$200

CAN I SHOW THE FILM AT MULTIPLE CHAPTERS, BRANCHES, OR LOCATIONS OF MY ORGANIZATION?

To show the film at multiple locations, you must purchase a separate Screening Kit for each location.

DO ALL SCREENING KITS HAVE THE SAME CONTENTS?

Yes, all FOOD EVOLUTION Screening Kits contain an exhibition-quality DVD or Blu-ray, official movie postcards, and link to our downloadable press kit and event promotional materials from the website. Each Kit also includes the appropriate license, which is based on the type of organization and usage of the film.

IS THE FILM CLOSED CAPTIONED AND AUDIO-DESCRIBED?

Food Evolution is closed captioned, but not audio described. It also has English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired.

IS A TRANSLATED VERSION AVAILABLE?

Yes, the 92-minute and the 52-minute versions of FOOD EVOLUTION have French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, and Chinese subtitles.

CAN THE FILMMAKERS ATTEND MY EVENT?

Yes! Please see the Speaking Engagements document on our website for detailed information about inviting the FOOD EVOLUTION filmmakers to attend your community screening event.