Ideas for Funding and Making Your MOTHERLOAD Screening an Inspiring, Community-Building Event

MOTHERLOAD organized a group bike ride to our World Premiere and offered secure bike parking in collaboration with the Marin Bike Coalition. This fall, the town of Fairfax will host an outdoor Bike-In Movie Night on the ball field!

MOTHERLOAD organized a group bike ride to our World Premiere and offered secure bike parking in collaboration with the Marin Bike Coalition. This fall, the town of Fairfax will host an outdoor Bike-In Movie Night on the ball field!

MOTHERLOAD is more than a film, it’s a Movement, and every screening moves us forward!

But where’s the Money?

Screening Hosts can fund their events in various ways:

  • Charge admission. Making it a sliding scale if that feels right.

  • Find 6 bike-loving friends to invest $100 each, rent an outdoor projection system for $300, host a Bike-In Movie night, sell 150 tickets for $6-10 each and make $450 after costs. Make more if you sell popcorn and MOTHERLOAD T-shirts :)!

  • Partner with a local organization on a fundraiser and request donations.

  • Collaborate with your town council or Departments of Recreation or Urban Planning. 

  • Get local bike shop(s), Safe Routes to School, sustainability, women’s rights or family advocacy orgs to get involved.

  • Ask local bike hang-outs (breweries, coffee-shops, etc) if they’d like to host.

  • Invite a local philanthropist to donate the cost of the Screening Package to MOTHERLOAD via our non-profit fiscal sponsor HERE.

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Make your screening a memorable and inspiring event that your community will LOVE: 

  • Organize a bike ride TO the screening! 

  • Offer secure bike parking at the venue.

  • Offer an assortment of cargo bikes outside of theater for people to test ride.

  • Organize a potluck picnic in a nearby park before or after the screening.

  • Lead a Kidical Mass ride that ends at the screening.

  • Celebrate by riding to a local brewery after the screening! 

  • Set up a table for local bike advocacy groups to display information.

  • Sell popcorn and MOTHERLOAD T-shirts, stickers, & posters :)!

  • Use our Moderator’s Discussion Guide to lead a lively post-screening discussion of the themes in MOTHERLOAD.

  • Invite members of the MOTHERLOAD team to your event by emailing them at info@motherloadmovie.com

  • CONTACT US at info@motherloadmovie.com if you have questions or need help figuring out how to make your screening happen! Please let us know about your plans and send pics when it’s over :).

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