Film Festival Sponsorship

The Discover Film Awards is one of the biggest short film festivals in the world with over 4,000 annual submissions from 60+ countries, global premiers in London’s Leicester square with packed cinema audiences, filmmaker parties, red carpet events, script-pitching round tables with funding available for new projects and a large annual cash prize fund.  In 2018, it was voted in the top 100 film festivals in the world out of 5,000+ by filmmakers on FilmFreeway.

However, we are much more than just a film festival, which means that we offer more than the usual with film festival partnerships. We have a filmmaker and creative community and are in regular contact with a global network of over 100+ film making universities and over 400,000 filmmakers. Our social followers are highly engaged and influential. We also show the festival’s award winning films on planes, trains and a wide variety of video-on-demand platforms. The twice yearly film festival combined with networking and distribution results in unique partnership opportunities that can be tailored to suit the needs of individual brands.

Discover.film in numbers

  • Marketing to 400,000 filmmakers
  • Relationships with 100+ film making universities
  • Social reach of 100,000+ creatives during the film festival
  • 4,000+ film submissions from over 60 countries
  • 350,000+ viewers of films on various platforms annually
  • 1,000+ senior TV and film professionals attend festival

Key benefits of a partnership

  • Increase your market exposure
  • Meet corporate social responsibility objectives
  • Networking and hospitality opportunities
  • Create social buzz
  • Align your brand with creatives

Film Festival Trailer

Partnership options 

We have a large range of opportunities so can put together a bespoke package to suit your marketing objectives:

  • Award sponsorship
  • Opening night
  • Closing night
  • Naming rights
  • Branded screenings
  • Product placement
  • Product demonstrations
  • Step & repeats
  • Hospitality & VIP access
  • Logo inclusion in program guide
  • Logo in film festival trailer
  • Video in cinema before film screenings
  • Branding on website
  • Branding on lanyards
  • Photographs with filmmakers
  • Branding on distributed films
  • Advertising on video-on-demand platforms
  • Inclusion in email blasts
  • Lead capture
  • Inclusion in press releases
  • Social reach with influentials
  • Talk at awards ceremony
  • Video at awards ceremony
  • Script writing competitions
  • Bespoke video content
  • Bespoke film competitions

Contact us to find out more.