7 Reasons why your business
should be a sponsor
Sponsoring a film festival is a unique kind of sponsorship. Our "market" isn't limited to one specific area or region, it reaches internationally. When your business sponsors us, you receive recognition from all corners of the globe through our website, social media and other online platforms. Filmmakers who submit their films often travel to the event themselves adding visibility and a lasting positive impression of your business on these attending filmmakers. Furthermore, our main group of the audience in attendance are from local communities who could end up being new repeat customers for your business. This is exactly why local businesses with an online store to shop on are prime candidates for becoming sponsors. The return on investment is amazing because we are an incredibly cost effective way to market your business globally!
1. Put Your Business in the Spotlight
Having a presence at a event positions you and your business as an authority in your industry. You gain respect
and credibility by standing out from the pack of attendees and prominently displaying your products and
marketing materials. Instead of just attending an event and looking for people to share your business card with, sponsorship brings attendees who are eager to find out about your business directly to you.
2. Get in front of your Target Market
The event organizers of our festival are spending time and money marketing the event to your target audience, bringing these attendees into the room. Your job is to come prepared to take full advantage of this opportunity by making sure to create eye catching, professional signs, marketing materials and product displays that draw attendees to you.
3. Lead Generation and New Contacts
Be sure to have some sort of lead generation system in place the day of the event. People will give up business
cards and email addresses in exchange for a chance to win a great prize in a drawing, samples or even candy
and other promotional item giveaways
4. Get Your Brand Noticed
Being featured in our program of the festival, on the event’s website or banners with your logo, a video
advertisement and having an item in the gift bags are all great ways to leverage your sponsorship and get brand recognition
5. New Clients, New Customers, New Business
Not only are the attendees of the event potential new clients and customers, so are your fellow sponsors and vendors! You can form new business partnerships at events, meet like-minded business professionals in
complimentary businesses with which you share the same target market but are not in competition.
6. Give attendees a “taste” of your business
Bringing samples to an event as giveaways are a terrific way to capture attention from attendees. Be creative
and think of out-of-the-box ways to stand out. By sharing a sample or trial offer of your product, you engage attendees and increase your chances of turning them into new customers.
7. Market Your Business Inexpensively
We all know how much advertising your business can cost. It can run a thousand dollars or more to place an ad in a well-known local publication for only one time! Spending less than that to sponsor our festival is a much wiser investment that will bring a greater return on investment. Remember, you will be in the same room with hundreds of attendees who are your target market. By leveraging the event to your advantage, there will be no limit on your potential ROI.
Sponsoring our festival is affordable, flexible and worth the investment!
> Company logo on step and repeat banner
> Company logo on festival banners (at event)
> Company logo on festival entry passes
> Company logo in event programs
> Company logo on the movie screen
> Company logo on our website (clickable to company site)
> Free video advertisement (up to 90 sec. duration played randomly all 3 days of the festival)
> Free full page color print ads in our program (2 free)
> Social media shoutouts, links to promotions and other offers
> Company mention in quarterly email newsletter
> Press release mention of sponsorship
> Radio/TV interview mentions of sponsorship
> Company promotional giveaways
> Sponsor's table to connect, sell, and market your business
>Exclusive sponsorship of our new "Festival Live" - live streaming!
And many more! Plus we are open to other ideas to further your exposure!
Basic - $100.00
Silver - $200.00
Gold - $300.00
Diamond - $500.00
Platinum - $1,000.00
For a complete breakdown of sponsor packages click below
We have advertising opportunities for as low as $30.00!
All sponsorship funds are used for festival expenses like venue rental, marketing/promotion, event signage and special festival events.