Santa Monica Film Festival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and educational organization.
 

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SPONSORSHIP

Each awards season since 2006, Santa Monica International Film Festival (SMFF) offers 1-7 days of film screenings, filmmaker Q&As, celebrity tributes, sponsor expo, podcasts, and the awards party that transforms Santa Monica into a rich destination for film lovers showcasing local films along side new international cinema by filmmakers from across the globe.

 

Sponsorship opportunities start at $500.

We take pride in creating proposals that are tailored to each individual sponsors’ objectives. Sponsoring #SMFF will promote your brand to both new and existing customers.

 

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and education organization, the Santa Monica International Film Festival relies on the financial support of the individuals and corporate sponsors who believe in our mission to celebrate and explore the art of international cinema.

 

Your support allows SMFF to deliver unparalleled programming – including community outreach and educational programs that inspire curiosity, nurture diversity and instill an understanding and appreciation of film as an art form.

 

Our work would not be possible without the generosity of people like you.  Please give, and give generously.

 

MARKETING OPPORTUNITIES

Sponsor #SMFF and our organization will promote your brand and its products. Sponsorships may include the following marketing opportunities.

  •  Dedicated Email Blast

  •  Event: Attendee Bag Stuffers

  •  Event: Program Ad

  •  Event: Signage

  •  Event: Step-and-Repeat

  •  Event: Trade Show/Exhibition Hall Booth

  •  Event: VIP Passes

  •  Event: Product Sampling & Displays

  •  Film Screenings: Trailer

  •  Film Screenings: Slide Ad

  •  Film Screenings: Logo

  •  Organization Newsletter Mention

  •  Press Release Inclusion

  •  Social Media Promotions

  •  Website (Sponsors Page)

  •  Website (Banner Ad)

  •  Website (Homepage)

  •  Other

SPONSORSHIP LEVELS

  • Title Sponsor

  • Presenting Sponsors 

  • Premiere Sponsors 

  • Supporting Sponsors

  • Production Partners

  • Contributing Sponsors

  • Community Sponsors

  • Media Partners

  • Hospitality Partners

  • Culinary Partners

  • Participating Partners

  • Event Sponsor

  • Film Society Sponsor

 

PRESTIGE AFFILIATION


SMFF has been recognized as one of the premiere film festivals and partners with top international brands.

SPONSOR REACH 

90,000 residents of Santa Monica and attendees from 61 different countries and a broad media presence makes SMFF the perfect vehicle for expanding your brand message.

 

HEIGHTENED COMMUNICATION

Generate product trials and intensify your consumer relationships via sampling, product displays, ad space and digital exposure. Interact with your potential customers and clients face-to-face.

 

BOTTOM-LINE IMPACT  

Attendees are passionate about SMFF and are extremely loyal in supporting the Festival’s corporate partners.   

 

CUSTOMIZED PARTNERSHIPS  

A customized package to fit your needs to ensure a successful partnership.

ENGAGE OUR FILMMAKERS 

The timing of the Festival, just after the Oscar® nominations are announced and weeks prior to the Academy Awards® ceremony, makes SMFF a high-profile stop for filmmakers and press outlets.   

 

SMFF provides an opportunity for guests to interact with industry professionals and listen in on panel discussions about current topics.

 

VENUE SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

SMFF offers  partners opportunities to amplify their marketing message by creating unique spaces that reflect their  brand image.   From customized displays to VIP lounges to  entire venues, SMFF offers  unlimited opportunities to connect with our  attendees.  

 

Opportunities include:  

•Opening Night Gala VIP Lounge

•Pre-Tribute Green Room

•Post-Tribute VIP Lounge

•Passholder Lounges  

•Leammle Theatre

•Aero Theatre

•ArcLight  Theatre 

•Will Call Office

 

SPECIAL SPONSORED EVENTS

•Special Screenings

•Celebrity Tributes

•Industry Panels

•Filmmaker Happy Hours

•Studio Panels

•Filmmaker Seminars

•Awards Party

 

The 2016 Film Festival hosted 200+ filmmakers.

 

The SMFF will provide guests with the opportunity to interact with your brand.

 

EDUCATION & OUTREACH PROGRAMS

Education and community are at the heart of the Santa Monica International Film Festival’s mission and play a key role in the annual Film Festival.   

 

The Festival's most recent educational project is the feature film “Who’s Driving Doug” (2016) starring RJ Mitte (“Breaking Bad”) written by award winning disabled filmmaker Michael Carnick. The film was reviewed by The Hollywood Reporter. The festival secured a world premiere, a theatrical release, a worldwide distribution deal and is currently available on Netfix, Walmart and other retail outlets and streaming services.

    

STUDENT GRANTS

In 2017, SMFF provided financial film completion grants to Santa Monica College’s Film Production Program student filmmakers to help support local student artisans.  

 

PROCEEDS BENEFIT STUDENT FILM PROGRAM

In 2016, SMFF provided a portion of the festival ticket sales to Santa Monica College’s Film Production Program.

 

SUPPORT THE #ARTS & EDUCATION

Your support provides the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers the opportunity to learn, interact and create with some of the top professionals in filmmaking today.

    

THANK YOU!

 

On behalf of all of us at SMFF we thank you for your interest in partnering.  We look forward to exploring partnership opportunities together. vIf you have any questions or would like to discuss a custom proposal in more detail, please do not hesitate to email.

 

Nicola Carbonetta

Creative Director

Email: info@smff.org

 

2017 FESTIVAL INFO

The 2017 SMFF is scheduled Saturday December 9th hosted by Laemmle Monica Film Center in downtown Santa Monica.

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