Q: I’m interested in hosting a screening of Maker. What can I do?
Q: I’m interested in the movie, and want to find a screening near me. What can I do?
Q: What materials do I get for hosting a screening?
A: Once your screening is confirmed, we will send you a Screening Package, which will include the digital file of the full-length film, the poster file, press kit, and the public performance license for one screening/event.
We recommend to screen it using the digital file, which is high-definition and better than the DVD (standard-definition). If a physical copy of the DVD is required, please let us know in advance. The shipping fee is not included, and please place lead time at least 1 week for us to deliver the DVD to you.
Q: Is there a cost or fee to host a screening?
A: Yes, there is a licensing fee associated with hosting a screening. Submit your request here and we will follow up with you about the cost.
Q: Does it come with the subtitles?
A: The film will come with subtitles of 15 languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, French, Italian, German, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Polish, Thai, Danish, and Russian. You can download these subtitles here.
Q: Can I host more than one screening?
A: Yes, you can host more than one screening. However, there is a licensing fee per screening hosted.
Q: Can I request a sneak peak for the movie before I decide?
A: If the screening date is quickly approaching and in a hurry to make decisions, you can request a private link of Maker to help you decide. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I don't have a venue or date yet. Can I find out more about hosting a screening before I fill out the form?
A: You do not need to have a confirmed venue or date to begin the process of hosting a screening. You can always change it at a later time. Submitting a form with this information now helps us stay organized and process your request quickly.
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Q: I can't go to the screening but I really want to watch it. How can I get a copy, or buy the DVD?
A: Visit our online shop to purchase our digital copy or DVD.
Q: Can I take this digital format of the movie to host a screening?
A: No, you can not take the home-use version to host a screening. It’s only available for personal use at home. If you want to host a public event, request your screening here.
Q: What's the difference between "Home-use version" and "Screening version"?
A: The big difference is the “screening version comes with a limited public performance license that allows you to host a public screening. There’s no other difference in the movie itself.
Q: What kind of digital format? Can I watch it on my computer?
A: The digital format you will get is a 1080p MP4 file, as well as several .srt files, which are the subtitle files in English, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. You can watch it on your computer.
To watch the movie in its best quality or watch with subtitles, we suggest using the free and open sourced software called VLC Player (you can download it here).
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Q: How long is the movie?
A: The duration of the movie is 65 minutes.
Q: I'm new to the maker movement, will I have trouble understanding the movie?
A: We put a lot of effort in making it introductory for non-makers, while providing new insights for makers. So all are encouraged to watch the movie.
Q: Is this film kid friendly?
A: Maker puts effort in encouraging kids to learn and enjoy hands-on making. We try to make it easy to understand, but some topics may still be a bit difficult for children under high school level. We would recommend skipping the movie for children in elementary school, or have parents accompany them during the screening (don't worry, there are no inappropriate language or scene in the movie.)