Sponsorship / Opportunities

Guest & Industry Center

Your company could be featured as the sponsor of the Seattle International Film Festival’s Guest & Industry Center. Sponsorship includes literature, collateral or promotional item distribution opportunities in the venue, signage and banner space, and open access to the Guest & Industry Center for your company representatives or clients. The Center is open daily and is a hub of daytime and nighttime activity. The venue is fully staffed, including: full bar, catered Continental Breakfast and nightly cocktail and appetizer receptions. All visiting VIP guests, talent and industry professionals utilize the Guest & Industry Center for accreditation, guest relations and socialization.


New Director’s Showcase

Your company could be featured as the sponsor of the Seattle International Film Festival’s New Director’s Showcase. Showcase includes 10 to 13 films by newly emerging directors from around the world. Each of the films in the competition must be a debut or second feature film made by the selected director. A winning director is chosen during a jury selection process, and is announced during both the Filmmakers Awards Luncheon hosted at the Space Needle during closing day, and at the Closing Night Gala ceremonies. Your company would receive recognition as the showcase sponsor at both events.

Your company’s name and/or logo will be branded with all of the films in the New Director’s Showcase in the official SIFF Catalogue.

(Sponsorship includes additional branding opportunities.)


New American Cinema Package

Your company could be featured as the sponsor of the Seattle International Film Festival’s New American Cinema package. Package includes 25 to 30 films, a jury prize and awards package. Past jurors include Variety’s Emanuel Levy and New York Observer/Talk Magazine’s Rex Reed.

Your company’s name and/or logo will be branded with all films in the New American Cinema package in the official SIFF Catalogue.

(Sponsorship includes additional branding opportunities.)


Ticket backs/Ticket Envelopes

The ticket backs and ticket envelopes offer an amazing opportunity for a company to gain brand awareness by putting their brand in front of every ticket holder’s eyes. The ticket backs and ticket envelopes may be branded with a company’s logo, name, message or even an incentive/coupon to drive traffic to a particular retail outlet.


Festival Lanyards

All staff, pass holders, registered press, guests and invited film and industry professionals receive complimentary lanyards to hold badges. Badges are visible at all venues for the entire 25 days of SIFF. Imprint your company’s logo, name or message on the lanyard for total festival exposure.


Festival Forums

Festival Forums are a vital industry-focused series of special demonstrations, panel discussions, master classes and strategic film production which brings visiting artists and professionals together with their Northwest counterparts over the course of the festival. Past highlights included evenings with Jeff Goldblum and Ray Harryhausen and the Fly Filmmaking Challenge. A variety of promotional opportunities are available, including banner/signage placement and product or literature distribution.


Galas and VIP Receptions

The Seattle International Film Festival offers a variety of special receptions and galas throughout the festival cycle. The events offer a terrific environment for promotion of consumer and luxury goods. Sponsors have an unparalleled opportunity to reach thousands of the Pacific Northwest’s consumers, as well as the some of the nation’s most visible press and industry professionals.


Films4Families

To further SIFF Group’s mission of creating a world that savors the crème de la crème of homegrown and foreign cinema, our early indoctrination program - Films4Families - presents the best movies from around the world to regale the under-12 set. Join us each Saturday during the Festival for a matinee excursion into imaginative children’s programming. Remember: Culturally savvy kids grow into artistically enlightened adults. Sponsors have an opportunity to address the Pacific Northwest’s youngest consumer market.


Gift Bags

Sponsors have an opportunity to provide a company-branded gift bag which will be distributed to all registered VIP guests, press and industry professionals. Sponsors may provide the actual bag or simply promotional, collateral, or sample items to be dropped into gift bag. Insert rates vary.

(This opportunity is only available to ONE sponsor, and official SIFF art work must be included in final product)

Additional Programs Available for Sponsorship

• Contemporary World Cinema Package
• Shorts Program
• Documentaries
• Midnight Film Series


for more information

Sponsorship Brochure
(PDF, 608kb)

Nancy Kennedy
Director of Development
206.464.5830

Sue Guthrie
Senior Development Associate
206.464.5830

Aubrey Scheffel
Development Associate
206.464.5830