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Hosting FAQ

So, I can host at my house or at other interesting places?
How long will Couch Fest Films be?
What am I expected to do?
How many people will be in my house?
Where will the films come from?
How will I receive the films to play at my house?
Will I get paid?
Can I submit a film?
 

 

So, I can host at my house or at other interesting places?

Yep, as we mentioned, you can host at home, at work, with a community organization, at school, on a pirate boat, in a tree house, at your local theater, in a cave, as a flash mob, or wherever!

 

How long will Couch Fest Films be?

We'll work with the hosts to find times that work best for them. Some locations like to schedule movies for the whole day. Other locations like the idea of having only a single show time. We are pretty flexible. In Seattle, we will be trying to match the times around the city so it is uniform and easy for people to attend.  

What am I expected to do?

You should enjoy yourself. To host, you should be excited about opening your glorious space to film lovers. At a basic level, you should have a TV and a DVD player. Other than that, it's up to you. Some houses are excited about hosting and have developed themes. Some houses are considering serving homemade lemonade. It's really up to you. Show off.
 

 

How many people will be in the house?

That depends on you. You tell us how many people you are comfortable watching films at your space and that is the number we list on the website for your location. The more people you welcome to your place just means more films lovers can experience your space, see films, and enjoy great company.

 

 

Where will the films come from?

Here is a list of some of the film festivals we attend to find films that we like: SXSW, SF Shorts, CFC Worldwide Shorts, Seattle International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, International Random Film Festival, and the New Horizon Film Festival.

We have spent too many months in the dark attending many of the most respectable film festivals in the world to bring the very best films. We also receive films from around the world and only accept the very best. We do this because if you have crappy films, you have a crappy film festival. We would get into a dirty school-yard fight defending every single film that we accept for our festival. You can view some our previous winners on our blog here.

 

 

How will I receive the films to play at my house?

We can either send you the program DVD, make it available through our FTP site, download from our Google drive or you can create the DVD from a DVD disc image. In most cases, because it is easier, we have hosts download the DVD disc image.  Immediately after the festival, you will be required to destroy your copy--fun!
 

 

Will I get paid?

Sadly we can't pay ourselves or hosts. But you will surely earn 1.4 million karma dollars for helping to allow this worldwide community event to happen.

 

 

Can I submit a film?

We probably shouldn't let you but yes you can still submit your film to Couch Fest Films 2015.  If your film is selected, we can't be sure that you will host your own film. But, we can discuss that when we get there.