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Great brand exposure.  With our  wide range of attendees, including filmmakers, industry professionals, media, and film enthusiasts, sponsoring  our film festival gives your brand exposure to this audience, increasing brand recognition and visibility.

Community Involvement and Supporting the Arts.  Your sponsorship  demonstrates your commitment to the arts and cultural events in the Santa Barbara and film community at large.  By sponsoring the festival, you contribute to the growth and development of the independent and youth filmmakers.  Our festival provides a platform for emerging artists to showcase their work and gain recognition. Your sponsorship can support these filmmakers and contribute to the diversity and vitality of the cinematic arts.

Sponsorship Tiers

Presenting level Sponsor $6,00

  

  • Exclusive naming rights of the festival.  Example: “XXXX” company presents the Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival or Santa Barbara Indie Film  Festival brought to you by “XXXX” company.  All media / website and other promotional materials will be labeled in such a way.

  • 14 film festival all access passes.  All access passes get you into any screening and into the Filmmakers Networking Party on Saturday evening.

  •  Banner outside the theater.

  • Company logo on top of red-carpet backdrop.

  • Personal thank you and :30 or :60 second commercial or promo video before each screening (video must be supplied by sponsor).  This video will be shown before any others.

  •  Website sponsorship placement and size of the highest order / bigger than any other sponsor.  

  •  Website logos will link to companies’ website.

  •  Featured email announcing sponsorship.

  •  Logo with link featured in footer of all annual festival emails.

  •  Featured post on Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival social media platforms announcing presenting sponsorship.

"Producer" level sponsor $3000 

  • 8 film festival all access passes.  All access passes get you into any screening and into the Filmmakers Networking Party on Saturday evening.

  • Large company logo on red carpet backdrop.

  • Personal thank you and :30 second commercial or promo video before each screening (video must be supplied by sponsor).  This video will be shown after the Presenting sponsor.

  • Website sponsorship placement and size will be below the presenting sponsor.

  • Website logos will link to companies’ website.

  • Featured email announcing sponsorship.

  • Featured post on Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival social media platforms announcing  sponsorship.

"Director" level sponsor $1500 

 

  • 4 film festival all access passes.  All access passes get you into any screening and into the Filmmakers Networking party on Saturday evening.

  • Medium company logo on red carpet backdrop.

  • :30 second commercial or promo video before each screening (video must be supplied by sponsor).  Commercial will be after Producer level sponsors.

  • Website sponsorship and size placement below the Producer level sponsors.  

  • Website logos will link to companies’ website.

  • Featured email announcing sponsorship.

  • Featured post on Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival social media platforms announcing sponsorship.

"Crew" level sponsor $500

 

  • 2 film festival all access passes.  All access badge gets you into any screening and into the Filmmakers Networking party on Saturday evening.

  • Small company logo on red carpet backdrop

  • Company Logo will be presented before the screenings with other Crew level sponsors after the commercials have played for the other sponsors.

  • Website sponsorship placement and size below the Director level sponsors.

  • Website logos will link to companies’ website.

  • Featured email announcing sponsorship.

  • Featured post on Santa Barbara Indie Film Festival social media platforms announcing presenting sponsorship.

Other was to contribute and help the festival

We will gladly accept In-Kind sponsorships as well. In order to host a successful festival, we are always in need of wine and beer, local swag, merchandise and hotel rooms for our filmmakers, as well as overall marketing support.  Get in touch and we can put together a custom sponsorship plan.

We also need volunteers to make the festival happen.  If you are interested, reach out to us and we'll get you set up.

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