Thank you for your interest in hosting a film at Carleton! It’s students such as yourself that make this place amazing and engaging for us all.

Part of SUMO’s role on-campus is to provide funding for student organizations wanting to show films outside the confinements of SUMO’s traditional movie line-up. The purpose in doing this is to help strengthen the impact and the voice of student organizations through the power of film and involve others in the many student organizations at Carleton. Film can be an important and educational experience that is becoming unparalleled in the field of information and enlightenment. To this end, SUMO is committed to assisting student organizations with funding for film rights whenever possible.

Funding for this program comes from the SUMO budget, which is provided on an annual basis via the CSA spring allocation process. The amount of funding varies from year-to-year, therefore the amount SUMO is able to support student organizations also varies. CSA and SUMO are deeply committed to lending a voice to all student organizations that want to share a message with the student body. However, important caveats to consider are that SUMO will not sponsor any film containing overly explicit sexual content or subject matter than may be unnecessarily disruptive to the campus community. Furthermore, the rights to the film must be obtainable for purchase or be of public domain.

Please use the form below to apply for funding for your student organization. Please note that applications are reviewed in order they are received and applying does not guarantee funding. Student organizations are advised not to promote their event until a funding confirmation is obtained from SUMO. All applications are reviewed by a committee of student peer leaders once a week during academic terms. The process may take up to 10 days, so applicants are encouraged to plan in advance. Also note, that when responding to applications, SUMO does not provide explanations or feedback regarding the review of applications; student organizations receive a simple “yes” or “no.”

Thanks again for your interest in film at Carleton! We hope to see your film of choice on the big screen.

SUMO Sponsored Film Application

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