[DAO: QmexhJ1] Cinematheque that can host Film Screenings, Archive films & have conversations

by 0xb5e34509cf4004ecb51392398d7c18b1d8a0db3f (Ravi#db3f)

Should the following Tier 3: up to $5,000 USD in MANA, 3 months vesting (1 month cliff) grant in the Content Creator category be approved?


‘Filmrare’ is a Travelling Cinematheque that can host Film Screenings, Archive films & film-related artifacts. The aim of this space is to build a communal experience around cinema by encouraging diverse voices to exhibit their films and enabling different audiences to engage with filmmakers, Films & Film History.

The Cinematheque will host independent films across Art House, Genre Cinema & Diverse Upcoming Voices. The primary driver of the experience will be the curation of the films which is aimed to spark conversation and drive engagement in the metaverse around the cinema.

The Grant will be used to rent land & pay screening fees to the filmmakers.

Grant size

5,000 USD

Beneficiary address



‘Filmrare’ will be a cultural destination in Decentraland with daily screenings & conversations around Cinema. While the primary focus will be on screening films, there will be sidebar events including Q&As, Workshops, and exhibitions of Video Installations.
The first edition will focus on South Asian Cinema and feature films by leading filmmakers from the region.

The pandemic has disrupted and affected entertainment but more particularly so the independent filmmakers. The chances of attending film festivals and markets are becoming slimmer each day. We believe that a dedicated space in DCL could spawn a new age of community experience that has made watching cinema one of the best forms of art. As a permanent space in DCL, this place would host events, screenings, and conversations for filmmakers to connect with audiences, buyers, and investors.

The grant money will be used to rent a parcel for 6 months. We intend to rent a 100 MANA parcel with a deposit of 200 MANA. The remaining amount of close to $2000 will be used to incentivize filmmakers for giving us the rights to screen their films.


The cinematheque has been built on a single parcel as a two-storey building that houses a gallery on the ground floor and a theater in the first. A demo can be seen here → Decentraland Cinematheque Preview - YouTube

The building is being built using Blender 3D models and the DCL SDK. We also have a screening site https://filmrare.com where we have used ERC-1155 tokens to provide access to content. We intend to use the same technology here for ticketed events where the token holders would be allowed to watch screenings.


The team consists of the below three members who bring engineering, creativity, and industry experience.

Ravi Krishnan, Founder of Filmrare → https://www.linkedin.com/in/krcnow/

Mathivanan Rajendran, Program Director at Root.ax → https://www.linkedin.com/in/mathivananr/

Arun Karthick BAFTA Breakthrough director → Arun Karthick | Director/Writer | BAFTA

Roadmap and milestones

The roadmap for the project is as below

January - Parcel acquisition and scene deployment. Testing with BETA users for the multiplayer experience, live streaming, and ERC-1155 based ticketing.

February - Public domain movie screenings by creating events in DCL. Pitching to filmmakers and lining up the editorial. Pitching to film festivals. Early testing of screening plus socializing.

March - Key date set for the one month of Cinematheque screenings is Mar 15 - April 20, 2022. The headlining screening will be the screening of films by Arun Karthick (BAFTA Breakthrough India Honouree) (Nasir (2020) | NETPAC winner, International Film Festival of Rotterdam). This would be accompanied by other films.

April-June - Conducting events at scale with month-long programming.

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This sounds like an excellent project.

Just curious what your marketing plans are and if you have looked into the process of getting the events listed on the events boards at the spawn point/explore menu in-game.

Best of luck and I look forward to attending!

Hey gsbroz, thanks for the words. So we have a two-pronged approach to marketing our scene/events. For the DCL community itself, we want to use the DCL channels like Discord, this forum, and any possible menu-in-game opportunity. If there is a high foot traffic parcel we would like to put an ad there. In this space, we are relatively new and would love help, collaboration, and mentorship from the DCL community.

For the non-DCL film community, we want to onboard members onto DCL and for that, we have two channels. The first is to collaborate and screen films of highly influential creators who can bring the crowd. Also, work with genre filmmakers who tend to attract a crowd. We also plan to have other filler events like live music, standups, etc. to keep the foot traffic going.

The second is to collaborate with festivals and become a parallel screening channel for their IRL events. These festivals will already have a marketing campaign and we want to be part of it.

I hope this gives a high-level view of our approach. Thanks and happy to answer more.

Apologies if you recently visited https://filmrare.com and see it break. A recent government rule is making all subscriptions fail but the team at Webflow(hosting) came back to help us by giving credit. It should be back up. Another reason why we need Crypto to takeoff!

Cinematheque that can host Film Screenings, Archive films & have conversations.

This proposal is now in status: REJECTED.

Voting Results:

  • Yes 11% 118,878 VP (20 votes)
  • No 10% 105,873 VP (2 votes)

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