Host a film screening

Host a film screening to raise awareness about localization as a solution-multiplier. A film screening can be for friends, family, neighbours or a public crowd. Check out the films below, used by individuals and groups across the world to initiate discussion and inspire local action. They are free of charge and available in many languages.

Host a film screening to raise awareness about localization as a solution-multiplier and bring attention to the growing worldwide localization movement. A film screening can be for friends, family, neighbours or a public crowd. Check out the films below:

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voices of hope in a time of crisis
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Local Futures is excited to announce the imminent release of 'Closer to Home'. This 35-minute film gives voice to an extraordinary array of thinkers, writers and activists from every continent, arguing for the need to bring our economies back home. Watch the trailer here.
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This 50-minute film gives voice to dozens of people building a more beautiful world. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Charles Eisenstein, Naomi Klein, and others.

Award-winning film-classic that shows the social, spiritual and ecological costs of globalization, and demonstrates the multiple benefits of shifting towards economic localization.

Tips to hosting a film screening:

Choose a film - our films are available to view and download for free into many languages. You can also combine the screening with one of our short videos below.

Choose a date - to host a screening in the month of June.

Choose a venue - from a living room to a community hall. As long as there's capacity to plug in, put up a screen and show a movie. You're all set!

Adding other elements - you might like to provide refreshments, have a discussion after the film or invite a local speaker/musician/storyteller to round out your event.

Let your friends and networks know - this can be a simple text message or social media post. You could put up some posters around your neighbourhood and contact your local media to promote the event.

If you're expecting a larger audience or screening online - you may want to set up a ticketing system (e.g. Humanitix, TicketTailor, Eventbrite) and create an online event page.

Share your event - be sure to hashtag #WorldLocalizationDay #LocalFutures #Localization on your social media platforms. Local Futures will help share your event if you tag us on social media @localfutures_

Register your event - let us know about your event by filling in the form below:

Film resources

Browse through our resources that you might find useful when hosting a screening. Draw inspiration from the discussion guides, and make use of the posters and the film-info sheet to promote your event.

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An invaluable resource for successful community screenings with pointed questions and key quotes from the film.

Download the film sheet with more information about the film and translations.

Follows the film, expanding on the arguments and provides a wealth of resources for further learning, reflection and action.

Download the film sheet with more information about the film and translations

Watch our videos

Watch our short videos to learn more about localization and consider using one of these to kick-start the screening of the main film. Available to view and download for free and translated into many languages.

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Share the World Localization Day campaign in your local community and/or through social media. Browse the toolkit below to get started.

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