Organize a Screening

Split Estate is a powerful tool to raise awareness of the true cost and consequences of drilling by the oil and gas industry in your community.

Families, citizen action groups, nonprofit organizations, and universities are holding events across the country as a way to draw attention to local struggles, dialogue about the issues, and find solutions that serve the greater good — not just an unregulated industry with deep pockets.

Below is a menu of options for how you can use Split Estate to make a difference.



Organize a Grassroots Community Screening

Is Oil and Gas at your door? Organize a community screening today of Split Estate and help educate our friends and neighbors about the true cost of natural gas development.

Step 1: Register your screening here with Working Films, a nonprofit organization linking nonfiction film to cutting edge activism. Upon completion, you will be returned to this page for step 2.

Step 2: PURCHASE your community-licensed DVD for activists and grassroots organizations from Bullfrog Films for $79.00.

This DVD is licensed for organizations and congregations doing free screenings and for in-house organizational use. As it is a purchase you may do multiple community screenings with this DVD. ORDER NOW!

Step 3: Invite your friends to the screening.

Step 4: Talk back to us! What is happening in your community? Connect with others across the country by participating on the Split Estate Facebook page.

These are for use in all kinds of community group settings. They are not for use in the classroom.

(The DVD has special features that include: extended interviews on the subject of health effects, extended interviews on legal issues, a 5-minute video for activists with scenes with U.S. Senator Tom Udall and U.S. Senator John Kerry, a 15-minute version of the film with just 'The Basics' that can be shown to people such as policy makers, who have very little time but the desire to know more.)


Community Screening Kits

Red Rock Pictures and Bullfrog films are also offering two COMMUNITY SCREENING KITS that are essentially free. Each kit "pays for itself" because it includes enough extra DVDs to sell at the event to cover the cost of the kit, and helps you raise additional funds for your organization.

Small Community Screening Kit: $99

Includes 1 community-licensed DVD FOR RENT, 5 regular DVDs, 4 mini movie posters and 100 postcards. ORDER NOW!

Big Community Screening Kit: $199

Includes 1 community-licensed DVD FOR RENT, 10 regular DVDs, 6 mini movie posters and 150 postcards. ORDER NOW!

Bulk Purchase for Organizations: $295

Organizations may purchase 6 copies of the community-licensed DVD for their chapters and affiliates for $295. That’s just under $50 a copy. Contact Bullfrog Films for this Special Offer


High School / College and Institutional Screenings

Split Estate has been released by Bullfrog Films for use in universities, colleges, schools, public libraries and government agencies. To purchase the educational version and to read what academics are saying about Split Estate, CLICK HERE.

Bullfrog Films is the leading US distributor of environmental films and a champion of independent media. Working with Bullfrog Films and getting the film to schools, universities and public libraries is an important part of our mission: when a school purchases the educational DVD, it stays in their library so it can be used by students and educators for years to come!


Larger Screenings & Events with Paid Admission + Activist Screenings that are Fundraisers

If you wish to hold a screening for more than 150 people, or an event of any size with paid admission, please contact Bullfrog Films at 1-800-543-FROG (3764) or go to


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Upcoming & Past Screenings

Tools for your Screening

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Study Guide

Sample Press Release

If you want the filmmaker to do radio and print interviews with your local press contact us.

Pdf of the Poster - Download and print or contact us for the original Illustrator file.

Hi-Res Photos and More Poster Options are available here for you to use in the promotion of your screening and to give to local press. (Open the photo you want and click on 'All Sizes' above the photo, choose the 'original' size and 'download' to download in the highest resolution.)



"We are fighting for our lives here in the Marcellus Shale in NY & PA. Your film may save us."

— Diane MacInnes, Landowner

"A small crowd of Mora County residents watched the new documentary, "Split Estate" last night in Ocate, New Mexico. When the ending credits rolled to the end, quiet gasps escalated into excited and passionate conversations full of sadness and alarm. The impact of this film is clear."

— Kathleen Dudley, Drilling Mora County

"It is impossible to over-estimate the impact 'Split Estate' had in the greater Santa Fe Community when it was threatened with wildcatting oil development. The film presents a cogent and factual message that was key in our efforts to mobilize the community. (Split Estate) made a difference; we now have an educated community and the best natural resource ordinance in the United States."

— Brian Egolf, New Mexico State Representative