Festival Sponsorship

Becoming a strategic partner with the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival provides real access to some of the nation’s most influential consumers – an educated, upscale and affluent group of tastemakers. MV International Film Festival is a 501c3, your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.Please contact Richard Paradise at rich@mvfilmsociety.com, call 774-392-2972 for more details and to receive a custom partnership proposal.
THE DESTINATION
Vineyard Haven on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, September 5-8, 2013
THE FILMS
The 2013 Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival celebrates an exclusive selection of films from around the globe by American and International filmmakers. The selection of feature and short films will be drawn from top-notch festivals such as Sundance, Berlin and Cannes, with a few undiscovered gems thrown in.JURY PRIZE SHORT FILM COMPETITION – In 2013 we will be accepting entries from across the world with the eventual winning film being selected by a jury made up of filmmakers, film critics, and industry professionals.

CONVERSATIONS
The movies are just the beginning. Making our festival unique, we bring guests from film, media, politics and the art world to celebrate, and discuss the films’ issues.

WALKING FESTIVAL DISTRICT
The experience continues right outside the movie theaters in the specially created “Walking Festival District.” Main Street is alive with local shops and restaurants hosting special events, cocktail parties, artist showcases, live music and more.

THE ISLAND
Martha’s Vineyard is a magnet for artisans, academia, political, and culture leaders who embrace the ideals of quality and passionate thinking. Paired with the amazing beaches and relaxed island charm, Martha’s Vineyard will sweep away your daily filters and trigger your sheer enjoyment.

The Film Program and Special Events at a Glance
50 + of the best films from around the globe
»Three (3) intimate theaters within easy walking distance from the Main Street Festival District
»Special theme parties every night
»Q&A’s with guests from film, media, politics and the art world
»Exclusive Main Street strolling & shopping district
»Live music events
»Main Street Headquarters and lounge for mingling
»Local boutiques, restaurants and hotels to host special events; cocktail parties, artist showcases and more

Exclusive Access
Becoming a sponsor of the Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival provides access to some of the nation’s most influential consumers – an educated, upscale and affluent group of tastemakers.

Strategic Partnership options:

Presenting Festival Sponsor*

  • Exclusive top-line acknowledgement (ex. “Presenting Sponsor” presents MV International Film Festival
  • Company or Product Name…
    Appears on all official communication, press, home page of web site (www.mvfilmfest.com), national, local print and radio advertisements, email newsletters to MV Film Society Members and non-profit partners, pre-screening thank you address (25 films), Branded trailer play before movies (to be supplied by sponsor)
  • Premiere Logo visibility…
    On screen at the 3 movie theaters, promotion banners at all event locations (Main Street Vineyard Haven, theaters, party locations, Headquarters), company/brand banner display at parties, headquarters (provided by sponsor), and festival program guide, MV Times Special Supplement
  • Product/Information display…
    Themed branding and prominent on-site display, sampling, and distribution of products, exclusive pouring rights, off-site opportunities
  • Events…
    Private VIP cocktail party for your guests, 6 VIP ALL ACCESS Festival passes, 12 party tickets for all 4 evening events


Light House Festival Sponsor *

  • Category exclusivity
  • Company or Product Name…
    Appears on all official communication, press, national, local print advertisements, email newsletters to MV Film Society Members and non-profit partners.
  • Logo visibility…
    On screen at the 3 movie theaters, promotion banners at all event locations (Main Street Vineyard Haven, theaters, party locations, Headquarters), festival program guide, MV Times special SupplementProduct/Information display.
  • Themed branding and prominent on-site display, sampling, and distribution of product,exclusive pouring rights, off-site opportunities.
  • Events… 4 VIP ALL ACCESS Festival passes, 6 party tickets for all 4 evening event.

 

Island Festival Sponsor

  • Company or Product Name…
    Appears on all official communication, press, local print advertisements, email newsletters to MV Film Society Members and non-profit partners.
  • Logo visibility…
    On screen at the 3 movie theaters, company/brand banner display (provided by sponsor) at event locations (party locations, Headquarters), festival program guide, MV Times Special Supplement.
  • Product/Information display…
    Themed branding and prominent on-site display, sampling, and distribution of product, pouring rights, off-site opportunities
  • Events…
    2 VIP ALL ACCESS Festival passes, 4 party tickets for all 4 evening events

 

*As either a Presenting or Lighthouse sponsor, there are several events that the sponsoring company can headline, with a direct tie-in with your marketing objectives. Here are some examples:

Custom Sponsorship Programs

THINK GLOBALLY, SHOT LOCALLY – To celebrate local established and budding island artists, The MV International Film Festival works closely with the islands high schools, non-profits and local filmmakers to host this festival forum. Locally based filmmakers are also invited to show clips of their work in progress during the festival event.

GREEN MV -MV International Film Festival is committed to protecting our island’s environment, as we want people to be able to enjoy is natural beauty for generations to come. We work closely with a local waste management company on a recycling program, use biodegradable goods, solar lighting for our outdoor events, established an off-set Carbon Offset partnership with Native Energy

DESTINATION MV –It is important for our guests to experience all that the island can offer. We work with island non-profits to offer our VIP and filmmakers intimate tours of the island. Boating in the Edgartown harbor? Exploring the natural wonders of Cape Poge led by expert naturalists? Touring the island’s historic Lighthouses with our infamous town Historian?

CONVERSATIONS - Films essential to the MV International Film Festival experience. But we feel that it is important to put equal weight on the power of audience interaction. The conversations theme will be inspired by the poignant topics that arise from our carefully selected slate of films about “other places” and the invitation of guest speakers.

GLOBAL CITIZEN AWARD -The Global Citizen Award is awarded to an individual in the film community who plays an active role through the power of film, to spread awareness of the world as a global community. A Global Citizen recognizes the interdependence of people around the world, and that social and economic injustice, racial and ethnic inequality, and ecological loss affect all people.

FILMMAKERS DINNER Host and Sponsor opportunities to meet festival Filmmakers.

ADOPT A MOVIE – You and/or your organization will be coupled with one of the films in the 2012 festival program. This sponsorship is similar to adopting a stretch of highway for beautification. Your sponsorship will provide airfare, lodging, expense money for the filmmaker(s); contribute towards our film rental fees and more.

The MV Film Society

The Martha’s Vineyard International Film Festival is presented by the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society (MVFS). The MVFS presents award-winning feature films, documentaries, animation and shorts from around the world, paired with topical speakers. We aim to bring together people of all ages, foster appreciation of the world’s diversity and stimulate discussion through the powerful, universal language of film. The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.