How many people help program the films you screen?
We are a team of five who pre-screen and discuss upcoming titles.
Do you work with distributors or directly with filmmakers to book films?
Mostly with distributors.
Does your cinema have a fixed calendar or can you extend runs of docs that are performing well?
We only have one screen and for the most part we operate on a fixed calendar - but we try to leave some slots open each month to accommodate films that are performing well. We also list upcoming titles on our website and based on pre-sales, we can often extend a run before a film opens.
How long does each first-run film play at your cinema?
Usually one week.
Does your cinema offer screening series or other special programmes?
Yes. Series, mini-festivals (3 - 4 days) and special one-off screenings and events are a significant part of our annual programming.
Are you able to Skype-in guests for Q&As?
Do you offer other post-screening panels or guests?
Yes - as often as we can.
Do you rent your cinema to third parties (other film festivals, etc)?
Yes, this accounts for over $250,000 US each year. As per the below, I would give a percentage of total revenue as it will change year to year.