Be a Sponsor!

Movies-N-Moonlight at Longleaf 2018 was a hit!

Join us in promoting the art and craft of filmmaking and the passion of film to fans in Raleigh, the Triangle, and beyond.  With your help—as a contributor (or use the PayPal button in the sidebar), as a sponsor, or as an in-kind donor—we will keep Longleaf Film Festival free to attend.

Contact co-organizer sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov to discuss how you or your business can become a part of the Longleaf community.

Longleaf is a two-day free-to-attend film festival that highlights the best short- and feature-length documentary and narrative films in a place that recognizes filmmakers and film fans DO make history. Our weekend festival screens films that demonstrate a Tar Heel State connection, through the people involved in making them, their settings, or their subject.

The North Carolina Museum of History serves as home base for Longleaf Film Festival, which celebrates the vibrant community of indepen­dent film in our state and beyond. We invite you to sponsor Longleaf and help us share these films, in this place that tells the stories that connect us all.

Entering its sixth year, Longleaf continues to grow, with nearly 1,300 people participating in 2019. Among our accomplishments in year five, we

  • screened 59 films,
  • hosted an even larger and better-attended Movies-N-Moonlight outdoor screening,
  • organized two panels that provided inside perspectives to filmmakers,
  • held a public reception for filmmakers and supporters, with a performance by the North Carolina Film Orchestra,
  • awarded cash and other prizes worth $2,500 to filmmakers in 14 categories, and
  • had a blast thanking filmmakers and sponsors at the public Wrap Party.

The festival’s online and social media impact also continued to grow, with increased exposure on the festival’s website, as well as its existing FacebookInstagram, and Twitter accounts.

Please check our history section for more in-depth information and statistics concerning our impact and growth, or contact co-organizer sally.bloom@ncdcr.gov to explore how you and your business can help support Longleaf.

The next Longleaf Film Festival will be held May 8 and 9, 2020, at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. With your help and support, we plan to help keep Longleaf THE capital city’s film festival.

 

2020 Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Make your sponsorship pledge online!
We will be in touch.

Click here to download or print our current fund-raising brochure.

 

Executive Producer ($5,000)*
(may also be known as Presenting Sponsor)

  • Priority placement of company name/logo** on all marketing materials
  • Festival Prize, created to honor sponsor (will be awarded only if a qualifying film is submitted)
  • Company name/logo** on cover* of print Program for the Festival
  • Video advertisement*** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Listing in promotions for Longleaf Film Festival
  • Six official Festival T-shirts
  • Six tickets to filmmakers’ reception
  • Sponsor’s table at Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

Director ($2,000)

  • Company name/logo** on cover* of print Program for the Festival
  • Video advertisement*** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Listing in promotions for Longleaf Film Festival
  • Four official Festival T-shirts
  • Four tickets to filmmakers’ reception
  • Sponsor’s table at Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

Producer ($1,000)

  • Video advertisement*** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Listing in promotions for Longleaf Film Festival
  • Four official Festival T-shirts
  • Four tickets to filmmakers’ reception
  • Sponsor’s table at Festival
  • Company name/logo** placed inside print Program for the Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

Screenwriter ($500)

  • Listing in promotions for Longleaf Film Festival
  • Two official Festival T-shirts
  • Two tickets to filmmakers’ reception
  • Sponsor’s table at Festival
  • Company name/logo** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Company name/logo** placed inside print Program for the Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

Assistant Director ($250)

  • Two tickets to filmmakers’ reception
  • Sponsor’s table at Festival
  • Company name/logo** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Company name/logo** placed inside print Program for the Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

Property Master ($100)

  • Company name/logo** rotated on screens between film blocks
  • Company name/logo** placed inside print Program for the Festival
  • Company name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com****
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out

 

Make your sponsorship pledge online!
We will be in touch.

Click here to download or print our current fund-raising brochure.

 

At a Glance:

Longleaf 2020
SPONSOR BENEFITS
E.P.
$5,000*
Dir.
$2,000
Prod.
$1,000
Scrnwrtr.
$500
Asst.Dir.
$250
Prop.Mstr.
$100
priority placement* of name/logo** on all festival materials X
festival prize, named to honor sponsor* X
name/logo** on cover* of print program for festival X X
on-screen video advertisement*** (rotated on screens between film blocks) X X X
name/logo** inside print program for festival X X X X
listing in promotional materials for Longleaf Film Festival X X X X
official festival T-shirts 6 4 4 2
tickets to filmmakers’ reception 6 4 4 2 2
sponsor’s table at festival X X X X X
name/logo** on LongleafFilmFestival.com**** X X X X X X
Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-outs X X X X X X
name/logo** rotated on screens between film blocks X X X X X X

* Limited to two sponsors.
** Sponsor must provide presentation-ready logo file (.png, .svg, .eps) with transparent background of at least 300 dpi resolution. Larger resolution files may be needed for print and ad inclusion.
*** Video advertisements may not exceed 15 seconds in total length. Sponsor must provide video advertisement. Video file should be 1920 x 1080 in mp4 format.
**** Includes outbound link to your website from Longleaf sponsors web page.

 

Make your sponsorship pledge online!
We will be in touch.

Click here to download or print our current fund-raising brochure.

 

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations and individual event sponsorships are welcome for these opportunities:

Reception for Filmmakers and Friends
Movies-N-Moonlight/Workshops and Panel Discussions

Marketing and Publicity Efforts
T-shirts
Award Tiles
Wrap Party

In-kind donations and individual event sponsorships may also qualify for sponsor-level benefits but must fall within one of the sponsorship amounts. In exchange for donations/sponsorships, the Longleaf Film Festival will recognize contributions by

  • placing the organization name/logo* and/or promotional materials where applicable
  • announcing donors/sponsors by name at the public Awards Ceremony
  • providing the perks of any established sponsorship level that is met (proof of dollar value for in-kind donations is required)

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