Monthly Archives: March 2012

Event package offer: want a Future Shorts screening for your Museums at Night event?

We are delighted to announce that, for the second year running, we can make a Future Shorts DVD package available to any museum, gallery or heritage site wishing to run an evening film screening for their Museums at Night event, over the weekend of 18 – 20 May 2012.

Plasticine characters in swimsuits

What’s on offer?

This year’s DVD features six films, runs for 80 minutes and includes work from world-famous directors Sam Taylor-Wood and Spike Jonze.

The programme:

1. Bear, dir. Nash Edgerton (Australia, 2011)
2. Quadrangle, dir. Amy Grappell (USA, 2010)
3. Venus, dir. Tor Fruergaard (Denmark, 2012)
4. The Arm, dir. Brie Larson, Sarah Ramos, Jessie Ennis (USA, 2012)
5. Mourir Auprès de Toi (To Die By Your Side), dir. Spike Jonze and Simon Cahn (France, 2011)
6. Love You More, dir. Sam Taylor Wood (UK, 2007)
7. L’Homme Sans Tete (The Man Without a Head), dir. Juan
Solanas (France, 2003)

Future Cinema will provide all participating venues with a huge range of assets and resources including: brochure, media pack, film stills, posters, programme synopsis and film transcripts – they really have left no stone unturned!

The practicalities:

We can offer this package free to the first seven venues to fill out the form (UPDATE 14/3/2012 – the free packages have been snapped up, so from now on, the discounted charges below will apply.)

We have negotiated a discount on the licence fee for smaller capacity venues. The capacity relates to the size of the room you’ll be screening the films in, not the size of your venue overall.

Small (up to 80 capacity): £60 plus VAT (£72)
Medium (80 – 150 capacity): £150 plus VAT (£180)
Large (150 – 250 capacity): £250 plus VAT (£300)
Extra large (over 250 capacity): negotiable

You will need to provide your own projection equipment, a screen or white wall to project the DVD onto, and seating for your visitors.

Remember, you can charge admission to your Museums at Night event! Read our guidance on ticket pricing here.

You can screen the Future Shorts DVD as many times as you like during your Museums at Night weekend evening events for the one licence fee.

What to do next:

Please fill out this form if you would like a Future Shorts DVD to screen – the deadline to place your order is 5pm on Friday 16th March 2012.

Free downloadable poster and flyer templates and logos to promote your Museums at Night 2012 event

It’s been good speaking to so many of you over the last week – don’t forget, if you’d like an author or a sleepover subsidy for your Museums at Night event, you have till 5pm this Friday to register your interest!

Several of you have also asked me for Museums at Night logos and publicity templates: it’s reassuring to know that you’re thinking of advertising your events in good time!

You’ll find these on the Resources for Venues page of this blog, but I’m reproducing them here as well, so please share this post with anyone in your marketing or communications team who might find the following resources useful:

Press release text

If you need a line of text introducing the festival as a whole for your press release boilerplate, feel free to use this:

Museums at Night is the annual after-hours celebration of arts, culture and heritage when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors for special evening events. It is coordinated by Culture24, and takes place over the weekend of Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May 2012.

Logo guidelines

You’re very welcome to download the campaign logos to use on your websites, print and e-newsletters to raise awareness of your participation in the festival.

The Museums at Night logo

It’s not compulsory, but if you’re using the logo we’d appreciate a link back to the public-facing home of the campaign,

JPEG logos

Museums at Night standard logo JPG
Museums at Night white on black logo JPG

EPS logos

Museums at Night standard logo EPS
Museums at Night white on black logo EPS

PNG logos

Museums at Night standard logo PNG
Museums at Night white on black logo PNG

Poster and flyer template guidelines

It’s completely free to download and customise these poster and flyer templates. My advice for designing print publicity is to keep it simple – a punchy event title, a compelling image and a line or two making your event sound exciting will usually do the trick.

Make sure to include the date, time and place of your event, the price, and contact details for further information / booking if necessary.

Finally, every year I showcase your posters on this blog to inspire other venues in creating their own publicity – so please email me ( images of your completed posters!

Microsoft Word, Open Office (doc)
A3 poster
A4 poster
A5 flyer front

Image files (jpg)
A3 poster
A4 poster
A5 flyer back
A5 flyer front

Adobe Photoshop (psd)
A3 poster
A4 poster
A5 flyer back
A5 flyer front