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2018 KWFF SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

BECOME A SPONSOR

The Key West Film Festival

Since its founding seven years ago, the Key West Film Festival has quickly gained a reputation for curating superb films from around the world, attracting top movie critics from across the nation, and hosting the most epic parties in the Florida Keys (where competition in this category is particularly fierce!). 
 
We offer individuals, families, and corporate donors three tiered opportunities to partner with us during our five-day main festival which always takes place over the long weekend before Thanksgiving, as well throughout the year in one of our monthly pop-up events.
 
Become a key player in this unforgettable Key West experience — where passion meets paradise:

NAMESAKE PATRON $25,000

For the true patron of the film arts, sponsor an award and secure a legacy. Ideal for corporate sponsors, couples, individuals, and gifts / remembrances.

The Namesake Patron annual benefits include:

  • Naming one of the following awards for the 2018 festival:
    • Golden Key Award for Excellence in the Cinematic Arts
    • Award for Excellence in Costume Design
    • Best LGBTQ Feature Film
    • Film Critics’ Choice Award
    • Best Florida Feature Film (narrative or documentary)
    • Best Picture (English language)
    • Best Foreign-language Picture
    • Best Documentary Feature (any language)
    • Best Florida Short Film or Pilot Episode (narrative or doc)
    • Best World Narrative Short Film
    • Best World Documentary Short Film
  • Opportunity to present award recipient with trophy and prize check
  • 2 VIP passes to the 2018 KWFF, granting access to all films & parties
  • Priority seating at all screenings
  • Annual Key West Film Society membership x2 – free monthly pop-up events
  • Recognition in festival print & electronic communication
  • Festival VIP goodie bag (& the ability to place ads or product in bags)
  • Invitation to a special social event with the film critics and festival staff
  • A $25,000 Namesake Patron donation is tax-deductible and directly funds the award prize (5K), travel and lodging for the awardee +1 (5K), and festival operating costs (15K).

Mariel Hemingway accepts the Golden Key for Excellence in the Cinematic Arts, KWFF, 2013

SHOW RUNNER $10,000

For the movers & shakers who know the show must go on, show runners make this festival happen. Ideal for corporate-branding, employee & client appreciation parties, and targeted giving.

The Show Runner annual benefits include:

  • Branding one of the following events during the 2018 festival:
    • Opening Night Party at the Hemingway House
    • Special Spotlight Film Events (3)
    • Closing Night Awards Ceremony
    • Closing Night Gala at Truman’s Little White House
    • National Film Critics’ Porch Chat
    • Studio 54 / Retro Roller Rink party
    • Women in the Film Industry event w/ Books & Books
    • James Audubon House reception for environmental filmmakers
    • Student & indie filmmaker master-classes (3)
    • Short Film Showcase-World Film
    • Short Film Showcase-Florida-made
    • Filmmaker happy hour/networking mixers & after-parties
  • 2 VIP passes to the 2018 KWFF, granting access to all films & parties
  • Priority seating at all screenings
  • Annual Key West Film Society membership x2 – free monthly pop-up events
  • Recognition in festival print & electronic communication
  • 2 Festival VIP goodie bags (& the ability to place ads or product in bags)
  • Invitation to a special social event with the film critics and festival staff
  • A $10,000 Show Runner donation is tax-deductible and directly funds the sponsored event (5K), travel and lodging for one filmmaker or critic (2K), and festival operating costs (3K).

Burt Reynolds & ‘Bandit’ at a Spotlight anniversary screening of Smoky and The Bandit, 2016.

MOGUL OF THE MONTH – $5,000

Keep the film party going year round by hosting a monthly Pop-Up Event. Ideal for annual company events and a step up for KW Film society members.

The Mogul of the Month annual benefits include:

  • Branding and co-hosting a special monthly screening and event in 2019. Work with our staff to pair a film with one of these themed venues:
    • Art gallery opening
    • Pool party at a local hotel
    • Wine, spirits or beer tasting at a bar or distillery
    • Chef cooking demo and sampling at a restaurant
    • Sunset sail—or a mini-regatta!
    • Roller skating
    • Retail space party
    • Themed events at one of Key West’s iconic homes of The Hemingway’s, James Audubon, President Harry Truman’s ‘Little White House’, or the Butterfly House
    • An event in a private home
    • Your idea here!
  • 2 VIP passes to the 2018 KWFF, granting access to all films & parties
  • Priority seating at all screenings
  • Annual Key West Film Society membership x2 – free monthly pop-up events
  • Recognition in festival print & electronic communication
  • 2 Festival VIP goodie bags; & ability to create a special pop-up bag
  • Invitation to a special social event with the film critics and festival staff
  • A $5,000 Mogul of the Month donation is tax-deductible and directly funds the sponsored event ($3K) and travel & lodging for celebrity guest to attend (if avail.) or operating costs (2K).

Stock Island Film Festival (STIFF) our June ’18 Pop-up event featuring films on smuggling, fishing, fighting, falling in love & other nefarious activities. With celebrity guest host, Florida’s bad boy doc-maker Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys, Square Grouper, ESPN’s The U)

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