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.
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: 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)
Film Society Sponsor
SMFF has been recognized as one of the premiere film festivals and partners with top international brands.
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.
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.
Attendees are passionate about SMFF and are extremely loyal in supporting the Festival’s corporate partners.
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.
•Opening Night Gala VIP Lounge
•Pre-Tribute Green Room
•Post-Tribute VIP Lounge
•Will Call Office
SPECIAL SPONSORED EVENTS
•Filmmaker Happy Hours
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.
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.
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.
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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