What does STSL mean?
The Single Title Screening Licence (STSL) is one of the licence options available on a per film title per screening basis.
How do I open an STSL account?
To apply for an STSL account, follow our 5-step guide here.
What is the £150 security deposit for and when do I get this back?
This is a holding fee to activate your STSL account and is fully refundable upon account closure (subject to all rental films returned, box office reports submitted, and invoices paid).
Can I use my £150 deposit towards my licence fee?
The deposit and licence fee are kept completely separate from each other, as your deposit is fully reundable when the account is closed. However, should you wish to discuss applying your deposit to outstanding invoices, please contact us at CreditControl@filmbankmedia.com.
What type of screenings are covered under the STSL?
This type of licence allows you to showcase films to your audiences on a per screening basis, be it a Virtual Screening Room (VSR), drive-in, outdoor or indoor event.
Do I need a different account for an indoor, outdoor, drive-in or virtual screening?
No, you only need one STSL account regardless of the type of screening/event you are planning. However, please note that the booking process differs for virtual screenings.
Can I edit my existing booking online?
Yes (excluding VSR bookings). You can do this by logging into your online account and select ‘Edit Bookings/Enter Returns’ button. Select the ‘pencil’ icon and make your amendments. For all amendments relating to VSR bookings, please see steps here. For past screenings or to reduce the number of screenings, please contact us as soon as possible.
How do I change my contact details online?
Once you have logged in, please select ‘Amend Contact Details’ which can be located in the My Account section. Should you wish to change your organisation name or login email address, please contact us.
Do I need a licence for my film screenings, even if I’m not charging?
Yes, you still require a licence. Any screening taking place outside of the home or cinema requires a licence under UK copyright law. In this instance, you will book under non-commercial terms (free for audiences to view) instead of commercial (charge audiences a ticket price). For more information regarding licence options, click here.
Once I have placed a booking how do I know it has been approved?
Please allow 24 hours for your booking to be approved (weekend excluded). To check your booking status, select 'Edit Booking/Enter Returns'. Once your status states 'Approved', you are fine to proceed with advertising and selling tickets to your screening.
How much does the licence cost for indoor screenings?
Please view our indoor price list here.