Do I really need to purchase a license to show the film?

Yes! Here the rule of thumb: if you are showing the film anywhere outside your home, you are legally obligated to purchase the appropriate package and license for your institution. We review all purchases to confirm correct licensing. So please don’t get caught cheating—it’s really embarrassing and can even get you in trouble.

What type of license do I need to purchase?

Here’s a quick breakdown of the licenses and types of organizations that qualify:


This license is for smaller community groups like church organizations or local volunteer meet-ups that need a more affordable option than businesses and large non-profits. If you’re showing the film to any kind of public or private gathering that’s not a school, library, or educational institution, you should purchase the Community License.


This license is for all higher education institutions, including public and private colleges, universities, community colleges, graduate schools, advanced degree programs, and medical education institutions. If you are a professor, librarian, or administrator at one of these institutions, you should purchase the College/University license.


I’d like to show the film at multiple chapters, branches, or locations of my organization. What should I do?

The Screening Kit includes an unlimited exhibition license at one facility. This means you can show the film as many times as you’d like at one physical location, chapter, or branch. If you’d like to show the film at multiple locations, you must purchase a separate Screening Kit for each location. Please contact us about purchasing multiple kits at a discount—we offer discounts for bulk orders and even the opportunity to customize your package with your organization’s name and logo.


I’m an individual and want to show the film to various organizations in my community. What should I do?

You should purchase the Screening Kit with the Community license. Generally, the license is valid for one physical location, but we’ve made an exception for individuals who want to show the film to various small community organizations. So, for example, if you want to show the film to your Rotary Club and local church, you can purchase the Nonprofit/Business license and you’re good to go. Please use your honest judgement—if you work for one of those institutions, the institution must purchase a separate Screening Kit for each location.


Where is my money going?

Play Date was written, produced and directed by Paige Morrow Kimball of Makazan Films, a Los Angeles-based film collective dedicated to creating social justice films, education, and outreach. All of the proceeds from our sales go directly into paying our staff, producing new content, and distributing it to you. As independent filmmakers, we rely on your support to keep producing great films and making them available to the public.