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Bring Backpack Full of Cash to your classroom or community!

Click below to purchase the option that best fits your needs.

EDUCATIONAL LICENSE
$395

Purchasing this license allows you to show the film multiple times in a single campus and its classrooms or in an educational institution. This includes public performance rights.

COMMUNITY SCREENING LICENSE
$350

Purchasing this license allows you to show the film one time at a public or private community event. You may schedule your screening any time in the future.
If you want to host a series of community screenings, please contact us.

Both licenses include a DVD or BluRay disc which you may keep. 

For a full list of our policies and answers to common questions, please click below.

What type of license should I purchase? 

We offer two types of licenses at this time. The Educational License is for schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums and other educational institutions and allows you to show the film multiple times on a single campus and in its classrooms, or at one educational institution. The Community Screening License is for all other types of groups that want to show “Backpack,” and allows the film to be shown one time at a public or private event. 

What formats are available? 

We offer Blu-Ray or DVD discs which include chaptering and menus with options for Spanish or English subtitles. You can turn on closed captioning with your own equipment.   DCP rental (professional format used by some movie theaters) is also available in English only, upon request. Different rates apply.  "Backpack” is not available at this time for Home Video. For educational and non-theatrical streaming services contact Films Media Group. Streaming is available in Englishand in Spanish.
To stay up to date on viewing options sign up here.   

What payment methods do you accept? 

We accept the following payment methods: All major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If you wish to pay by check, you will be given that option at check out. Make check payable to Stone Lantern Films and mail to: Stone Lantern Films, 28 Hillside Avenue, Suffern, NY 10901. Be sure to send your name, address, phone and email with the check.  

How will my film be shipped? 

  • We ship via the US Postal Service. Service details and shipping estimates for US Priority and Priority Mail Express are offered during the checkout process. There are also a number of international shipping options. Contact us if you have questions.
  • Orders generally ship within 3-5 business days. Handling and delivery time does not include Sundays or holidays. 
  • Our apologies, but we are unable to send updates regarding shipping status. 


Can I watch “Backpack” on my computer using a video streaming service like Netflix or Vimeo? Can I buy a DVD or Bluray to watch at home? 

“Backpack” is not available at this time for Home Video. For educational and non-theatrical streaming services contact Films Media Group. To stay up to date on viewing options sign up here.  

What materials will I receive when I purchase a license? 

You will receive one DVD or Blu-ray disc of the film which you may keep. A wide array of community and promotional resources are available for download on our website in English and Spanish. These include a trailer, a Discussion Guide, a Screening Handbook with step-by-step tips on how to organize a successful “Backpack” event, editable flyers, posters, a sample press release, photos and more.  

Can I show the film more than one time?  

The Community Screening License allows you to show the film one time at a public or private event. When you receive the disc, you are welcome to preview the film to plan for your event. The Educational License allows you (the Host) to show the film multiple times in a single campus and its classrooms, or at one educational institution such as a library, school, college or museum. 

Can I preview the film before making my purchase? 

Sorry, we are not able to offer previews. Please watch the trailer and check the Screenings List on our website to see if there is a screening near you. If you want a preview before hosting a screening SERIES, please contact us at info@backpackfullofcash.com

Do I have to send you (the film’s Producers) information about my public screening(s)?

Yes. After you purchase your license we will ask for your screening details and you can indicate whether you would like your event listed on our website. If you don’t know the details yet, no problem! Click here and fill out the screening information when you have it.

Can I change my order? 

  • All sales are final.
  • Orders are processed pending availability and credit verification.
  • Once an order is placed, cancellations or modifications cannot be applied. 
  • Promotions may occasionally be offered. Stay Connected by subscribing to our newsletter to be alerted to any special promotions.


What if the disc is lost or damaged? 

You are responsible for the safe handling of the disc upon receipt, as well as the operation of any playback equipment. Be careful to avoid scratches, fingerprints, smudges, or anything else that might impair playback. We strongly recommend a tech check at each venue where you plan to show the film.

Do you charge sales tax on the license?

If you are a resident of New York State, sales tax will be added to your purchase at check out. If you’re a New York nonprofit organization please send a copy of your NY ST119 Exempt Organization certificate to info@backpackfullofcash.com

Who can I contact for help?

If you require additional assistance, please contact us at info@backpackfullofcash.com
Orders generally ship within 3-5 business days via the US Postal Service. If you select Priority mail, your DVD or Blu-Ray should arrive within 1-3 days after shipping. If you select Priority Mail Express, your package is guaranteed 1-Day or 2-Day expedited service by 3 p.m. and includes $100 of insurance coverage. International shipping is also available at checkout.
Creating BACKPACK FULL OF CASH has been a tremendous, multi-year effort. If you’d like to support our mission of getting ‘Backpack’ out to the widest possible audience you may make a donation here. Thank you! Stone Lantern Films is a 501-C3. To learn about our other award-winning documentaries, click here. If you still have questions, please contact us at:info@backpackfullofcash.com