Why do you need a site/movie license?

According to The Copyright Act. Title 17 of the United States Code says that it is illegal to show a movie in any public venue, including churches, clubs, camps and schools* without a movie license. Even inadvertent infringers are subject to significant penalties (as much as $150,000 per exhibition — see Section 506) for doing a public showing without a proper movie license.

DVD’s are only licensed for home and/or personal viewing, a site/movie license is required to show THE WAR WITHIN to your church, ministry, school, or any other public venue…

How much does it cost?

We base it on your average attendance or expected attendance of your event.

$100:   0 - 100 People (1 Time Showing)
$250:   0 - 100 People (1 Year License)
$200:   101 - 1000 People (1 Time Showing)
$500:   101 - 1000 People (1 Year License)
$400:   1001 - + People (1 Time Showing)
$1000: 1001 - + People (1 Year License)


The Movie/Site license will be delivered in the form of a digital download. The Movie can be delivered in the following ways; Digital Download (HD/SD), DVD (Widescreen/Full Frame 16x9). If you purchase a retail DVD and purchase a license agreement, you may use that DVD for your event.

How long does the license last?

The 1 Time Showing License is for one site and only one site and can only be shown once. The 1 Year License can be used in any way for an entire year after the license is paid for. This is ideal for churches to use the film to show to your men’s group, women’s group, small groups, or the whole church within the year long agreement.


Check or Money order made payable to: House of Grace Films, Inc.

Artwork to Promote?

Go to our Resources page and download the media you need to promote your event. Feel free to add info about your event (types of art subject to change). You may NOT change the artwork, but you may put the info for your screening on the art.

Some additional FAQ:

What is this movie rated?

THE WAR WITHIN has not received an official MPAA rating. We advise that the film may not be suitable for children under the age of 7, due to thematic elements that may be too scary.

Soon we should be receiving a movie rating from the Dove Foundation.

Hey, I own a DVD! Why do we need a License?

It’s the law. Copyright law is very clear concerning the use of retail DVDs in any venue outside of a home. We have developed this program to not only allow your church or ministry to “be legal” but also to empower you with tools to make your Movie Event successful.

Can I use a retail version of the Movie if I purchase a license?

Absolutely this is helpful if you need to use features not included such as  closed-captioning, and retail special features.

If I have the DVD can the license be less?

Unfortunately, no.

We’re a big church, but I’m only showing it to my small group, can I just buy your cheapest license?

You could purchase the 1 Time Showing License for your small group, however you will only be able to show the film once. We would advise you to ask your Pastors to consider purchasing the 1 Year License so your small group, and other groups at your church could show the film as well.

Since I’m buying a License, can we charge admission?

No. You cannot charge for admission. But there are other ways to raise funds…donations, sell concessions, etc…

Is there a price reduction if we don’t want the additional exclusive content?

Unfortunately, no.

The cost is prohibitive to us. Is there a way to get it for less, or how can we recoup the cost?

Some church networks and denominations have worked out discounts for their churches; check with those offices to find out if anything is available. Price is based on your average weekly church attendance to help make the license more affordable.