DAOs and project members:
Black Cat Cinema DAO
Arroz Criativo DAO
Funding scheme: One month.
Project: Four open-air cinema shows through June. Start of the summer season! Following on from May proposal.
Other current projects: Estufada Artistica
Five open-air film exhibitions through June, in collaboration with Arroz Estúdios.
A brief introduction to what we do: Black Cat was created to bring an alternative vision of cinema-going to Lisbon. To exhibit the greatest films ever made in beautiful, cultural and social settings. You can read a little more in our introduction here.
May 2022 recap
We have had a great start to the season! So far, all our tickets have sold out in advance, and it’s looking set to continue in June!
To recap on our goals from last month:
Every scheduled event has gone ahead as planned.
One event ran at reduced capacity due to weather conditions, with customers being offered to switch tickets. The Monday collaboration with the black culture group went ahead, with Black Cat’s ticket allocation selling out. But the partner’s ticket allocation selling only 30%.
So, overall we’re currently under our target of 90 attendance per night. But as the weather improves, and collaborations improve too, this is expected to increase.
Our plan is to continue the sessions in July, when another proposal will be submitted to this community.
Initial schedule from 7th June to 28th June
20/06/22 Flee (World Refugee Day Special)
21/06/22 120BPM (Lisbon Pride Week Special)
NEAR integration recap
1. Drive new traffic to Arroz Estúdios.
The final figures for new memberships for all shows are not yet in. So far we know that new membership rate at the first show was 100%, and will be slightly lower due to some people aready returning for events. Final figures should be in on Monday, and will edit here with an update. Projecting around 95%, or 285 in total.
2. Directly expose our audience to the NEAR name and ecosystem.
Using our audience’s core interests of films and events, we will incorporate NEAR naturally as a part of our public content.
As mentioned in the May proposal, the next round of the poster competition will be going ahead as scheduled this month.
3. NFT ticketing
This finally got off the ground one week later than hoped. Initially planned for 17/05/22, it had a first run on 24/05/22. In total, 22 tickets have been sold via NFT, and food gifts of pizza or popcorn have been included with each purchase. It hasn’t been fully plain sailing, with more practical hurdles to overcome than expected, but we’re getting there.
As previously mentioned, planned for later in the summer.
Shooting has already taken place for the video content, and will be delivered in late June. Half the still photography was done on 17/05/22, and the second shoot was postponed from 31/05/22 to 14/07/22 due to weather.
June & budget
Basic graphic design for four events. Across four platforms: Facebook, Instagram/Twitter, website.
Film licenses $1,090 total: $650
World refugee day:
Meetings and organisation with refugee organisations. 150USD
Pride week special:
Musician, and marketing to LGBT+ organisations 300USD
Traditional ticketing: 249USD
Equipment transport x5 : 37USD
English to Portuguese: emails, film and event information: $100
66.6/33.3 split Black Cat DAO and Arroz Criativo DAO
Black Cat Cinema DAO - 990USD
Arroz Creativo DAO - - 495USD
Pre-production has already started and marketing is already out. Last June show on 28/06/22
black-cat-cinema.sputnik-dao.near / KYC through @dan_E