A Will for the Woods



Community and Educational screening licenses for A Will for the Woods are now available!
See below for all the info.
The consumer DVD and the online VOD version of the film, both for home entertainment purposes, will be available in January 2015 in the US and Canada and in April for the rest of the world. Sign up to our email newsletter for this and other periodic updates!

Check out the screenings below, and stayed tuned for more as they are added. 
  • The Nickelodeon - Columbia, South Carolina
  • Planet in Focus - Salon Vert - Toronto, Canada
    • Thursday, January 15th at 6:30pm
    • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
    • 506 Bloor Street West
    • Screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with filmmakers
    • Festival and ticket info here
  • ReFrame Film Festival - Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Be The Change Documentary Film Series - Ontario, Canada
    • Sunday, Feb 25th 6:30pm (musical guest Chuck Baker) and 7:15pm (film introduction)
    • The Gayety Theatre – 161 Hurntario Street, Collingwood
    • Festival info here. Tickets TBA
  • Transitions Film Festival - Melbourne, Australia
  • UNCW Environmental Film Forum - Wilmington, NC
    • March 2015 (Date & Time TBA)
  • ACMI - Melbourne, Australia
    • Sunday, April 5th at 5:30pm (doors open at 5pm)
    • Federation Square, Flinders Street
    • Screening will be followed with a panel discussion, including experts and filmmakers
    • Cinema info here. Tickets TBA
  • Wonder in the Natural World Film Series, Indiana Uni - Bloomington, IN
    • Sunday, April 5th, 2015 (Time TBA)

host a screening:

Hosting a screening of A Will for the Woods is an exciting way to share the film with your community or organization. You can use it to educate, raise awareness, spark conversations, raise funds, move people to action, or simply gather around a film that is meaningful to you. These licenses are available to anyone – individuals or organization – can happen in all sorts of venues, and can be either public or private. 

For these screenings, we've partnered with Bullfrog Films, the oldest and largest publisher of films about the environment in the US. Bullfrog have two types of licenses.

AUSTRALIA, PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in hosting a screening, contact our producer, Amy Browne, as she will facilitate in this territory. The same prices and rules outlined below still apply.

Community Screening:
• Choose "Community" if you would like to host a one-time screening, with the option of charging admission to the screening. 
• Available as a DVD or a Blu-Ray disc. 
To purchase, please visit our Bullfrog Communities Page. (Note: this is a special link that includes a discount)

Educational Screening:
• Choose "Educational" if you want to host multiple screenings and will not be charging admission to the screenings.
• Available as a DVD with a scene selection menu and SDH Captions. 
To purchase, please visit our Bullfrog Educational page. 
(Note: this is a special link that includes a discount)


To help you host a successful and meaningful event, we've compiled a list of resources from both us and Bullfrog Films. These will help guide you in planning your screening or discussion. 

RESOURCES – Downloadable Discussion Guide, Green Burial and Filmmaker FAQs, Resources, Call to Action, and more. (Note: these will be updated with even more information in early July.)

Downloadable Press Kit – Includes stills, graphics, press and information about the film and topic that you can use in promoting your screening.


FAQs on Hosting a Screening:

1. How long is the film?
94 minutes. 

2. Can I see the film before committing to hosting an event?
Yes. On our Bullfrog Educational page in the top right corner, you can select a "Preview DVD." Then select "add to cart" and hit "check out." The only charge is shipping, though in the near future the preview option may be available online.

3. Are special rates available?
Yes! The links listed on this page already include a 5% reduced rate - a special discount for the A Will for the Woods community. Additionally, Bullfrog invites activist and grassroots groups to inquire about special rates for the educational license. You can find their contact info on the Educational page

4. I backed the A Will for the Woods Kickstarter campaign and have a community screening license. What do I need to do in order to plan a screening?
Your contribution entitles you to a screening license, so you are already set! If you haven't received your screening kit yet, please contact us

5. Are high definition Blu-Ray discs available?
Yes! For this you would use the Communities page
. You will have to contact Bullfrog to let them know you want the Blu-Ray option for your Community license. (Please note, there may be no Blu-Ray option for the Educational licenses.) If you are playing on a large screen or projection and have the ability to play Blu-Rays, we recommend this format. Please note that Blu-Rays only play in Blu-Ray players, and that our Blu-Rays do not have the SHD captions or scene selection menu that all our regular DVDs have. There are English subtitles, however, which can be turned on with a Blu-Ray player remote control. 

6. Can I show the film in a regular cinema?
Yes! For this you would also use the Communities page
. While this is not always covered by a community license, we are very excited about your bringing A Will for the Woods to your local big screen! If you plan to show the film in a regular cinema, we do ask that you contact us to let us know of any theatrical screenings. We may be able to provide additional press and assistance with the cinema's format requirements.

7. What is the "rental" on the educational page?
This is an option for those interested in the educational license for a short term rental. You can rent the film for 3 days, and show it as many times as you like. (As with all educational licenses, no admission may be charged.)

8. Should I let you know once I have a screening planned?
We'd love to help promote these events, so please do feel free to contact us with screening details.

9. Are the filmmakers available for Q&As and post-screening discussions?
We are available and would love to be a part of your event. If you are interested please contact co-director Tony Hale (hale.tony@gmail.com) so we can discuss this with you further. While in-person appearances can be arranged, Skype, FaceTime or other video conference programs have also been very successful.




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    • Ithaca, NY
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    • Montpelier, VT
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    • Sebastopol, CA
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    • Washington, DC
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    • DeKalb, IL
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    • Missoula, MT
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    • Gainesville, FL
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    • Rochester, NY
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    • Birmingham, AL
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    • "Most Popular" Audience Award Winner
    • Providence, RI
  • AFI Documentary Film Festival
    • Washington, DC & Silver Spring, MD
  • Full Frame Documentary Festival
    • Audience Award & Environmental Award Winner
    • Durham, NC