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 100+ 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 sponsorship. We have a filmmaker and creative community and are in regular contact with a global network of over 100+ film making universities and over 250,000 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. in numbers

  • Marketing to 250,000 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
  • 1.6 million+ viewers of films in 216 countries on various platforms annually
  • 1,000+ senior TV and film professionals attend festival

Key benefits of film festival sponsorship

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

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Film festival sponsorship options 

We have a large range of sponsorship 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.