Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to purchase a Screening Pack?

All Screening Packs include a screening licence. All films require a licence to be screened publicly. The licence fee goes back to recouping some of the significant costs of producing and releasing the film. Because the film has been financed by investors and government agencies, we unfortunately can’t make it available for free.

By purchasing a screening pack, you’re ensuring that films like Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation can continue to be made.

How much does as screening cost?

The cost varies, depending on what package you purchase:

  • Community Screening Pack: $350 AUD + GST + P&H
  • Educational Screening Pack: $350 AUD + GST + P&H
  • Multiple Screening Pack: $550 AUD + GST + P&H

What if I can’t afford the Screening Packs?

Ticket sales are a good way to cover the costs of a screening and fundraise for your organisation! For smaller groups, there are subsidies available.

Are there any discounts available?

If you are a small group, you may be eligible for your screening to be subsidised by The Alliance for Gambling Reform. These subsidies are available for small organisations with an annual budget of less than $10,000 per year, who are part of the Alliance. Applications for this kind of discount must be done through The Alliance for Gambling Reform website. Email tony@agr.org.au for further information.

Can I sell tickets to my screening?

Yes! Selling tickets is a good way to recoup the costs associated with hosting a screening. If your event is promoted as a fundraiser for a good cause, audiences are usually happy to pay for tickets. You can sell tickets on the night or make them available online before the event – or even both! There are many easy-to-use digital platforms, like Eventbrite, to sell tickets online. This is also a good way to keep track of how many people will be attending your event.

If you can’t sell tickets, there are other ways to recoup your expenses. You could sell food or drinks, or organise a raffle. Another good strategy is to ask for donations to your organisation at the screening.

What should I charge the audience?

Ticket prices can vary depending on the total costs of your screening (the price of the pack, venue hire, refreshments etc.) and how many people you think will attend. It is up to you and your organisation to decided how much you need to charge per ticket to cover these costs.

When should I purchase my Screening Pack?

We ask that all Screening Packs are purchased at least 14 days before your scheduled screening, to ensure enough time for postage and handling. We can send materials to you via express post, but additional fees will apply.

What if I’ve never held a screening before?

That’s okay! We walk you through the process and ensure you receive all the materials to make your screening a success. The Screening Package includes digital assets which will assist you organising your event. You will need to pick a date, venue and promote the screening in your local community. We will help with online promotion of your event by sharing it on our social media accounts.

My screening is by invitation only, is this a problem?

That’s okay too! We understand each community is different, and how you run a screening is up to you. If you choose to do an invite only screening, we would still like to promote the screening on our website. This allows us to show your support for the film and continue to build a wider screening portfolio.

Can we create customised promotional materials?

In our Screening Packs, we supply digital assets that can be personalised for your screening. These include posters and flyers to promote your event. If you require additional customised materials, these can be created upon request, depending on your timeframe.

Should I run a post-film Q&A/discussion?

Yes! We highly recommend organising a discussion after the film, and allowing time for questions in your schedule. This allows people to connect with your organisation, and each other. To run the Q&A, we suggest having a member of your organisation, a prominent community member (local MP, mayor, Council member etc) and an ex-gambler, to facilitate discussion and share their personal experiences.

Can I have someone from the production attend my screening and sit on our post-film discussion panel?

This depends on the location of your screening and availability of our production team.

What are my responsibilities as a host?

We ask that every group that hosts a screening sends us some basic data, to help us track the reach and impact of the documentary. This includes:

  • How many people attended
  • What worked well, what didn’t work
  • Summary of what was covered in discussion, quality of discussions

We also ask that you provide us with the details of your screening (time, date, location, cost, public/invite only), so we can help promote your screening to the wider community.

Finally, we ask that you circulate our Impact Measurement Program Survey to your audience, either at the screening or via email. If you hand them out at the screening, they need to be collected and sent on to our production team.

What is the Impact Measurement Program Survey?

The survey is a way for us to gather information about the reach and impact of the documentary. The information it provides allows us to strengthen our campaign and make it even more effective going forward.

Is the survey compulsory?

The survey is an invaluable tool in helping us measure and evaluate the impact of Ka-Ching! Pokie Nation. It gives us insight into the shifting attitudes towards poker machines, and how our film and campaign is helping to change attitudes. It would be extremely valuable if the participants of the screening would participate in our survey, to help us better tackle this issue going forward.

How can I capture survey responses?

There are 2 different ways to collect survey responses:

  1. Print the survey and hand it out at your screening. At the end of the screening, allow 5 minutes for the audience to complete their responses. They can then be collected as the audience is leaving. We recommended displaying a slide on the screen after the film has been shown. This prompts the audience to participate, or take note of the link if they wish to complete it online.
  2. Collect the email addresses of attendees, and send a follow up email with links to the survey, for them to complete in their own time.