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Sponsor and Underwriter Information for the 10th Annual Salem Film Fest  2017

For more information contact: rinus@salemfilmfest.com (Rinus – T. 978-744-0004)

To download the sponsor and underwriter contract: Sponsor Contract
To download the full information brochure for sponsors and underwriters: Sponsor and Underwriter Information for Salem Film Fest

Salem Film Fest is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals and presents a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best work from all over the world.

Since the summer of 2006, Salem Film Fest has grown from a mere idea into one of the leading all-documentary festivals, presenting a first-class showcase for 100’s of films and filmmakers, and influencing the concept of what a successful festival can accomplish for both audiences and filmmakers. SFF has been a trailblazer in engaging grassroots community support, in sparking in-depth conversations between filmmakers and film lovers, and in raising the profile of documentary films from around the world.

SFF 17 CandleFast Facts Salem Film Fest 2016: 
# Documentary Feature Films: 35
# Documentary Shorts: 29
# Filmmakers in attendance: 50+
# Sold-out screenings: 15
# Major sponsors: 14
# Industry Partners: 7
# Film Underwriters: 36
Total Audience in 2016: 6,163
Total Page Views Website: 61,234

Spread out over eight days with film screenings at three different venues in downtown Salem, the festival is generally attended by more than fifty percent of all filmmakers, providing audiences with a unique opportunity to learn more about the documentary film making process.  All film screenings will be preceded by our homegrown and wildly popular shorts Salem Sketches, Salem Film Fest’s unofficial filmmaker-in-residence program.

Highlights for the 10th Annual:

  • Salem Film Fest Gala Opening Night, a ticketed red carpet event at the Hawthorne Hotel with the Salem Film Fest founders, filmmakers, volunteers and VIPS (no screenings on opening night)
  • The First 10 Years Commemorative Publication, a beautiful full color publication telling the story of the first 10 years, with a double page spread highlight for each individual year and fest background and testimonials
  • New official media sponsor: 9 WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station (WBUR will be involved in a multitude of ways, not only in its direct communication to listeners via on air promos and interviews with visiting filmmakers, but also as the host for some of the  post-screening discussions at the Peabody Essex Museum with a WBUR on-air personality. WBUR has also agreed to have a presence at the 10th Anniversary Gala and the opening and closing night festivities)

We hope we can count on all sponsors and partners to help us make this the best festival possible, and to help us lay the groundwork for the next 10 years!

We aim at continuing the growth and outreach of the festival, and we are looking to bringing even more filmmakers to the North Shore and Boston before, during and after the festival. To do so, we continue to bring in more sponsors and partners. Are you one of them?

Some of the benefits available to your business / organization through your support of the festival:

  • great marketing to a fantastic audience of over 6,000 dedicated and motivated attendees
  • a print, on-line and social media campaign that links you to tens of thousands of readers, friends and viewers
  • direct linkage to one or more of the documentaries and filmmakers
  • a tremendous amount of goodwill from our local and worldwide community of supporters and filmmakers

Sponsor Options – ROI at the 10th Annual Salem Film Fest 2017

Salem Film Fest 10th Annual Title Sponsor – $10,000

  • SFF17 Presented by  … “Your company name”
  • Your logo-ad on screen before all documentary screenings during Film Fest
  • Your logo on the official Salem Film Fest posters and postcards
  • Your logo on the inside cover and logo and company name mentioned in the Official Program
  • A full page ad in the Official Program
  • A full page ad in the Commemorative Publication
  • Recognition as a Gold  Sponsor of the 10th Annual Salem Film Fest Gala
  • Your logo on the www.salemfilmfest.com site (with a link to your company’s website)
  • Receive 75 individual access tickets

Bonus: Your logo-ad on screen before all film screenings at CinemaSalem for a 6 month period

Salem Film Fest 10th Annual Major Sponsor – Gold   $7,500

  • Your logo-ad on screen before all documentary screenings during Film Fest
  • Your logo on the official Salem Film Fest poster
  • Your logo on the Inside cover, and logo and company name included in the Official Program.
  • A half page ad in the Official Program
  • A half page ad in the Commemorative Publication
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor of the 10th Annual Salem Film Fest Gala
  • Your logo on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)
  • Receive 50 individual access tickets

Bonus: Your logo-ad on screen before all film screenings at CinemaSalem for a 3 month period

Salem Film Fest 10th Annual Major Sponsor – Silver   $5,000

  • Your logo-ad on screen before all documentary screenings during Film Fest
  • A half page ad in the Official Program
  • A half page ad in the Commemorative Publication
  • Recognition as a Silver Sponsor of the 10th Annual Salem Film Fest Gala
  • Your logo on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)
  • Receive 25 individual access tickets

Salem Film Fest 10th Annual Location / Event Sponsors $2,500

Signage at CinemaSalem Café, CinemaSalem Lobby, The Main Theatre, Filmmaker Forums, SFF Big Bash and After Parties, etc.

  • Week-long on-site signage
  • Your logo and company name included in the Official Program.
  • A half page ad in the Official Program
  • A half page ad in the Commemorative Publication
  • Your logo on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)
  • Receive 25 individual access tickets

Bonus: Location and Event Sponsorships include special mention during events and on-site signage when appropriate.

SFF Accommodation Partners – Variable (depending on number of room nights donated)

All accommodation partners minimally receive:

  • A listing on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)
  • Your logo and company name included in the Official Program and in the Commemorative Publication
  • Receive 2 individual access tickets

Major accommodation partners receive recognition at the appropriate sponsorship level (Gold, Silver, Location/ Event Sponsor)

Underwriters Options @ Salem Film Fest 2017

The underwriter level of sponsorship includes your logo on the cinema screen in advance of the selected screening(s) (either shared or solo). And $300 of your sponsorship goes direct to the Salem Film Fest filmmakers.

10th Annual Screening – All-In           $1,250

Solo sponsorship of one documentary (or two shared) + 1/4 page ad in official program and in Commemorative Publication + 10 individual access tickets

 10th Annual Screening – Double       $850

Solo sponsorship of one documentary (or two shared) + ¼ page ad in Commemorative Publication + 6 individual access tickets

 10th Annual Screening – Single         $500

Shared sponsorship (max. 2 underwriters per documentary) + business card size ad in Commemorative Publication + 4 individual access tickets

Regular Screening – Single   $300

Shared sponsorship (max. 2 underwriters per documentary) + 4 individual access tickets

 Plus, for all of the underwriter levels:

  • Your logo on the cinema screen in advance of the selected screening(s) (either shared or solo)
  • All underwriters will be listed with their respective documentaries in the Official Program and the website
  • All underwriters’ logo will be included in the program
  • All underwriters will receive a listing on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)

Advertiser Only Options @ 10th Annual Salem Film Fest 2017

10th Annual Commemorative Publication:

$1,250 – A full page ad in the Commemorative Publication

$ 750 – A half page ad in the Commemorative Publication

$ 400 – A quarter page ad in the Commemorative Publication

2017 Official Program:

$1,000 – A full page ad in the in the Official Program

$ 500 – A half page ad in the in the Official Program

$ 250 – A quarter page ad in the in the Official Program

Plus, all advertisers will receive a listing on the www.salemfilmfest.com website (with a link to your company’s website)

For more information contact: rinus@salemfilmfest.com (Rinus – T. 978-744-0004)