Become A Sponsor

And see your company name in lights!

Sidewalk plays host to more than 14,000 film enthusiasts each year, welcoming filmmakers and film buffs to Birmingham in late August for what is known as one of the South’s best film festivals.

Our sponsors make it possible for us to keep the festival grassroots and focused on the art of film and the movie-going experience. We are dedicated to finding the right sponsorship opportunity for you and pride ourselves on the mutually beneficial partnerships that we’ve developed with sponsors over the years. We create custom sponsorship packages ranging from $1,500 to $35,000, each developed from our Sponsor Benefits Inventory and carefully matched with the Festival or event property that best matches your marketing objectives.

To review available sponsorship opportunities and start the process of customizing your sponsorship please contact Development Coordinator Catherine Wright at catherine[at]sidewalkfest[dot]com or 205-324-0888.

Find below sponsorship packages from our 2017 festival. Check back soon for our 2018 sponsorship opportunities.

About Sidewalk Sponsorships

Intro

$30,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a 30 second commercial for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  2. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a static art card for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  1. Sponsor will have one full-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sponsor will have the opportunity to participate in a custom marketing contest/social media campaign (details to be determined and mutually agreed upon)
  3. Sponsor will be given a promotion code to share with employees and customers
  4. Sponsor will be verbally recognized from the stage
  5. Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  6. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On event signage
    2. On Step & Repeat banner
    3. On television commercials (shared screen) on WBRC FOX 6 (schedule to be provided, estimated value $65,000).
    4. On the Festival advertising poster. More than 1,500 of the advertising posters are distributed throughout the state and many are kept as a keepsake from the Festival
    5. Custom gobo light
    6. On the sponsor trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    7. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    8. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    9. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    10. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  7. Event Tickets: 16 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 16 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Opening Night Sponsorship
  2. The Alabama Theatre Venue

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $30,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 8″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible
  • Artwork for promotional reel art card (1920 px x 1080px, 72dpi, Square Pixels, RGB) by August 4, 2018
  • Screen ready 30 second commercial spot by August 4, 2018

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$20,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a 30 second commercial for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  2. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a static art card for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  1. Sponsor will have one full-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sponsor will be given a promotion code to share with employees and customers
  3. Sponsor will be verbally recognized from the stage
  4. Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  5. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On event signage
    2. On Step & Repeat banner
    3. On the Festival advertising poster. More than 1,500 of the advertising posters are distributed throughout the state and many are kept as a keepsake from the Festival
    4. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    5. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    6. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    7. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    8. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  6. Event Tickets: 12 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 12 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Alabama School of Fine Arts Venue
  2. The Lyric Theatre
  3. Student Film Award
  4. SHOUT LGBTQ Film Festival Title Sponsor

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $20,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 8″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible
  • Artwork for promotional reel art card (1920 px x 1080px, 72dpi, Square Pixels, RGB) by August 4, 2018
  • Screen ready 30 second commercial spot by August 4, 2018

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$12,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a 30 second commercial for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  2. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a static art card for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  1. Sponsor will have one full-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sponsor will be given a promotion code to share with employees and customers
  3. Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  4. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On event signage
    2. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    3. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    4. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    5. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    6. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  5. Event Tickets: 10 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 10 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Life & Liberty Sidebar
  2. Black Lens Sidebar
  3. Saturday Night Bash
  4. Audience Choice Awards
  5. VIP Lounge
  6. Awards Ceremony
  7. SHOUT Sponsor
  8. Family Film Festival

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $12,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 8″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible
  • Artwork for promotional reel art card (1920 px x 1080px, 72dpi, Square Pixels, RGB) by August 4, 2018
  • Screen ready 30 second commercial spot by August 4, 2018

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$9,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have the opportunity to provide a static art card for inclusion in the promotional reel that screens between films in each venue throughout the Festival weekend
  1. Sponsor will have one half-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sponsor will be given a promotion code to share with employees and customers
  3. Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  4. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    2. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    3. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    4. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    5. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  5. Event Tickets: 8 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 8 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Filmmaker & Sponsor Kick-Off Party
  2. Birmingham Museum of Art Venue
  3. Red Mountain Theatre Company Venue
  4. Official Car of Sidewalk
  5. Opening Night Film
  6. Opening Night After Party
  7. Volunteer Crew

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available for our year-round Education/Outreach programs.

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $9,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 4″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible
  • Artwork for promotional reel art card (1920 px x 1080px, 72dpi, Square Pixels, RGB) by August 4, 2018

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$6,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have one half-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  3. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    2. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    3. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    4. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    5. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  4. Event Tickets: 6 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 6 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Award Show Cocktail Party
  2. Filmmaker Luncheon & Retreat
  3. Opening Night Reception
  4. SideTalks Panels & Workshops
  5. Box Office

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available for our year-round Education/Outreach programs.

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $6,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 4″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

Sidewrite $6,000 SPONSORSHIP

Sidewrite 2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sidewrite Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sidewrite Sponsor will have one half-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. Sidewrite Sponsor will have the opportunity to have an on-site presence at the Festival
  3. Sidewrite Sponsor will have the opportunity to present award and/or verbal recognition from the stage and receive recognition in post-awards show press release
  4. The Sidewrite Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    2. On the sponsor and awards show pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    3. On the sponsor and awards show pages of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    4. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    5. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
    6. On 3 email newsletters promoting Sidewrite (13K subscribers)
  5. Event Tickets: 6 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 6 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

 

Sidewrite Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $6,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible

Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 4″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$3,000 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. Sponsor will have one quarter-page, color advertisement in the Festival Program. Distribution of 5,000 Festival programs – in advance at select locations and during the Festival
  2. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On the sponsor bumper trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    2. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    3. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    4. On placards throughout the Festival footprint
    5. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  3. Event Tickets: 4 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials), and 4 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Premium Individual Film Sponsorships (6 Premium Single Tickets and stage recognition at selected film, 2 Weekend Passes instead of 4)
  2. Feature Film Awards
  3. Alabama Film Award
  4. SHOUT Opening Night

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available for our year-round Education/Outreach programs.

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $3,000 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible
  • Print ready artwork for program advertisement (5″w x 2″h. 300 dpi, CMYK, and in .pdf or .tif format.) as soon as possible

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.

$1,500 SPONSORSHIP

2018 Official Sponsor Benefits
Sponsor
Sidewalk Film Festival (August 20-26, 2018)

  1. The Sponsor logo/name will be displayed:
    1. On the sponsor trailer. Prior to each film (or block of shorts) a sponsor trailer is played recognizing the Festival sponsors and engaging the audience (Estimated value is $15,000)
    2. On the sponsor pages of the official Sidewalk Film Festival print program
    3. On the sponsor page of the Festival website (www.sidewalkfest.com) with link to sponsor website
    4. On sponsor profile on online schedule platform
  2. Sponsor will be verbally recognized on stage before the selected film
  3. Sponsor will be listed on the selected film’s page in the festival print program
  4. Sponsor will be listed on the selected film’s online schedule listing
  5. Event Tickets: 2 VIP Passes (all weekend films & festivities + credentials) and 2 Weekend Passes (all films + opening night after party)

Titled Package Opportunities Include:

  1. Individual Film Sponsorships (Includes 4 Premium Single Tickets to selected film and stage recognition in lieu of 2 Weekend Passes)
  2. Short Film Awards
  3. Student Film Award
  4. Life & Liberty Film Award
  5. SHOUT Film Award

Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available for our year-round Education/Outreach programs.

Sponsorship Commitment:

  • $1,500 cash sponsorship for the Sidewalk Film Festival
  • High resolution logo artwork (.eps, .pdf and .gif) as soon as possible

Contact: Catherine Wright, catherine@sidewalkfest.com for more information.