Sponsorship

As a non-profit arts organization, SIFF has built many successful corporate partnerships over the course of our 40-year history. From direct financial support to providing goods and services, there are many ways to make a tax-deductible contribution and provide your brand with significant marketing exposure, uncluttered and easily recognizable with SIFF's sizable audience (over 150,000 filmgoers in 2014).

Whether you want to make a big impression at the annual Seattle International Film Festival or create a year-round impact with SIFF Cinema or SIFF Education, we would be happy to create a customized sponsorship proposal designed to meet your marketing objectives and budget.

For a customized sponsorship proposal, contact:

Nancy Kennedy
Director of Strategic Partnerships
206.315.0670
nancy@siff.net

Branden Hawkins
Community Relations Officer
206.315.0691
branden.hawkins@siff.net

Seattle International Film Festival


The 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival - May 14 - June 7, 2015. SIFF is the largest, most well attended film festival in the United States.

Quincy Jones

SIFF approaches sponsorships as true partnerships designed to meet both the needs of the client and the needs of SIFF and its audience. There is a broad spectrum of possible associations, from corporate entertainment to marketing exposure and naming opportunities. SIFF also welcomes an exclusive, intimate community of brands who share the values of creativity and experimentation. Put your product in the hands of the Festival's mavens through a variety of product placement opportunities available in exclusive and non-exclusive categories. SIFF Festival-goers are well-educated, sponsor savvy, sponsor friendly, and have high disposable income. The Festival represents a prime vehicle to speak to this valuable and influential audience.

For a general overview of Festival sponsorship opportunities and audience demographics, please download the following document:

SIFF Cinema


365 days of film programming at SIFF Cinema Uptown and SIFF Film Center, reaching over 150,000 attendees annually

French Cinema Now @ Uptown

SIFF Cinema provides sponsors with the opportunity to have year-round interaction with SIFF filmgoers. SIFF Cinema provides daily film programming on four screens in two SIFF-operated Seattle-based theaters: SIFF Cinema Uptown and SIFF Film Center. Programming includes a variety of local and touring film festivals, art-house film releases, retrospective and repertory programs, and one-of-a-kind event screenings designed to engage, entertain, and enlighten. Our annual line up of week-long mini-festivals, including Women in Cinema (September), French Cinema Now (October), Cinema Italian Style (November), and Noir City (February) offer the opportunity to showcase your brand in front of a highly attentive audience. Your SIFF Cinema sponsorship can also be combined with Film Festival involvement for extra impact. Sponsorship opportunities include naming rights and proprietary platforms.

For a general overview of Cinema sponsorship opportunities, please download the following document:

SIFF Education


Programs from digital cinema production trainings, at schools and Community Organizations, to professional development opportunities for filmmakers

Education

SIFF Education is the umbrella program for Catalyst (programs for filmmakers), for FutureWave (programs for youth and educators), and for Film for All (cinema education for everyone). SIFF Education offers a direct link to the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema and the local filmmaking community. Celebrating two complementary activities—film viewing and filmmaking—SIFF Education includes compelling, relevant, and enjoyable films alongside meaningful workshops. If you have questions about SIFF Education sponsorship opportunities, please contact Educational Programs Manager Dustin Kaspar at dustin.kaspar@siff.net.

For a general overview of Education sponsorship opportunities, please download the following document: