Promotional Material

Community Screenings licenses are now available! To purchase a license, please visit the Host a Screening page and let us know your event ideas and date.

Below you will find promotional materials to help you in publicizing and advertising your screening in your local community. We also have a few suggestion to help in your first steps. We’re here to help, so please contact us if you have any questions. We hope your screening is a huge success.

What do I need to start?

First you will need to purchase a screening license. Before you do this, it’s best if you know a few things:

  • What do you imagine your audience size might be?
  • When you are planning the event?
  • What is your venue for the screening?
  • How do you imagine you will get the word out about your screening?
  • (We can help more with these last two below. But it’s good to have a start.)
  • Where do I host my event?

    Here are a few suggestions:

    • A local community center
    • A local non-profit organization or farm center
    • A local library
    • A local independent theater

    I’ve got a date set. How do I publicize my event?

    Facebook! Create an event page and share that event on Queen of the Sun’s Facebook page. Invite your other friends and post the event on any local organizations Facebook pages as well.! Once you set up a time and place, contact us to let us know the date and time and we will promote your event on under our upcoming screenings page.

    Local Newspapers & Radio! The bee crisis is an urgent pressing issue and few segments talk about solutions or community action. Pitch a segment on the local movement to raise awareness of the crisis, and the ways we can all help in your area. The Director, Taggart Siegel, and Producer Jon Betz, are both available for radio interviews.

    Print out Fliers and Canvas the neighborhood! Below you’ll find printable posters for Queen of The Sun. Download these, add your event details, print them out and get started. Many restaurants, organizations, local book stores and community centers may have bulletin boards.

    Get local organizational Support! Contact the local sustainable organizations that rely on bees (Food Co-ops, Farms, Organic Groceries, Local Food Awareness Groups). Send them information about your event and a link to where they can see the trailer for the film. Go in person and show them a poster. Perhaps even partner with them to help promote your event to their membership.

    Some recommended organizations with local chapters: Sierra Club, Slow Food, Audubon Society, Farm CSAs.

    Reach out to Bloggers, Tweet about your event! Bloggers are very accessible and are looking for content to share. Find the great blogs that cover your local area and contact them. Twitter is another great way to share your event. Our twitter account is @honeybeefilm.

    Contact Colleges, Universities & Churches! A professor would often be more than happy to mention an upcoming screening of a film to their students. Many churches, especially those that are part of the Unitarian Church wish to help promote sustainable food practices.

    Technical Specifications:

    • Run Time: 82 Minutes
    • Screening Format: DVD (NTSC, All Regions)
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Widescreen
    • Audio: Stereo OR 5.1 Surround Sound

    Promotional Material:

    THE “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” PRESS KIT

    The Queen of The Sun Press Kit contains synopses, bios of cast & crew, awards, film stills and other information on Queen of the Sun. If you are planning on publicizing your screening to local newspapers or radio, this is a perfect collection of materials to send to them.

    THE “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” TRAILER

    Our trailer is available on YouTube here. Click “Share” and follow the directions to embed the trailer on your own website or media to promote your event!

    THE “QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” PROMOTIONAL FLYER

    A Promotional Poster is available here. Click the link and fill in the details of your screening in the white box and spread these posters around town on telephone poles, in cafes and coffee shops and community centers.