How to Host Your Own Kickstarter Film Fest

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The fourth annual Kickstarter Film Fest begins July 18 in Brooklyn, with more screenings to come in Los Angeles and London. Can’t make any of those? No problem! The Kickstarter Film Fest can also swing by … your house! To learn how to screen the whole program for yourself and your friends, just watch the video above. (Go ahead, we’ll wait.)

Got it?

For reference, here's just about everything you’ll need to have a great DIY fest of your own:

  • A thing to watch on. A computer works great. A big-screen TV is even better. And if it’s nice where you are, you can get a projector, go outside, and watch the festival on a great big white sheet or a wall.
  • A thing to sit on. Chairs are cool, but the thing you sit on can also be the ground. If it’s the ground and there’s grass, maybe get a blanket involved, so your clothes don’t stain.
  • Popcorn (optional). To get popcorn, basically just apply heat to some unpopped popcorn kernels. A little oil helps. Some people like to add butter and salt.
  • Beverages. Popcorn can be salty, especially if you salt it. Keep a delicious beverage handy! (This is not optional because it’s actually pretty important to stay hydrated.)
  • People who you like who maybe enjoy films. One thing we’ve learned at Kickstarter is that the world is full of terrific people who enjoy watching films while sitting on things and holding delicious beverages. You probably know some. You’re probably related to a few! Get them in the mix. The more the merrier.
  • This link. You'll have to wait until July 18th before you use it — but once everything’s ready, you'll be able to head right here and get started. Have fun, and thanks for helping all these great films come to life!
    1. ira s lingo on July 9, 2014

      This is a really great idea . A Film Festival who would have Thought .....

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      Deryl Johnson on July 9, 2014

      This is the most awesome group that I've ever been a part of. I can't wait for the music too! Deryl Johnson

    3. Joyce Stacy Proce on July 9, 2014

      More info quick! !!! Planning as we speak!!

    4. Matthew Wukovits on July 10, 2014

      A fantastic idea! Let's do this!

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      julioenmanuel galanlaureano on July 10, 2014

      beatifull idea excelent me encanta

    6. Meredith Obendorfer on July 10, 2014

      What if the 18th doesn't work for us? Will the link to the film festival be available after the 18th?

    7. Clovis da silva on July 14, 2014

      Hi guys great ideia a film festival , I am lived in London , but am I Brazilian , I have got an great idea revolution so I am not to stat my project to show my friends in the world , help me thanks a lot guys see yah send me help to

    8. Michael McGregor on July 14, 2014

      @Meredith Obendorfer No worries, it'll be available to watch until October 30th!

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      Namaku Keren on October 20, 2015

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