If you have any questions and are interested in sponsoring the 2017 Festival, please contact Jennifer Lee at jennifer@conservationfilm.org.

Sponsors of the Festival allow us to bring the best in conservation filmmaking to a growing and diverse audience coming from the 4-state and DC metro areas. Partner with us for targeted exposure and appreciation for your business or organization. Support the festival. Support your business.

YOUR SPONSORSHIP OF ACFF:

  • Promotes your business or organization, positioning your brand as a good corporate citizen, with intense exposure over web, broadcast, print, and social media.
  • Builds brand awareness and increases profitability through a unique opportunity to engage your audience on a personal level.
  • Accesses a highly desirable visitor demographic from a 100-mile radius.
  • Invites you to attend films, workshops, and special events during the festival and throughout the year.
  • Helps in the mission to engage, inform and inspire a growing audience about conservation issues as well as giving filmmakers a platform  for exposure and education.

Join the list of our current contributors!

2017 Sponsorship Package

Festival at a Glance

ACFF is entering its 15th year of bringing the best in conservation filmmaking to vibrant and beautiful Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The motivating force behind ACFF is the power of imagery and storytelling to engage, inform, and inspire.

DATES   October 13-15 & 20-22, 2017

VENUES Three venues on Shepherd University and the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV provide exceptional viewing experiences.

FILMS Over 30 conservation-themed films released in the last two years by the world’s leading documentary filmmakers are featured. Topics include food & agriculture, wildlife, energy, water quality, climate change, cultural preservation, and more.

SPECIAL GUESTS   Filmmakers, subject matter experts, scientists, and educators come to the festival from around the country and the world.

AUDIENCE   Over 800 environmentally conscious people from WV, VA, PA, MD, and the DC metro area. Our surveys indicate majority are college-educated, between ages of 28 and 68, and spend money and time dining, shopping, and recreating during the festival.

EXPOSURE   Multiple advertising outlets, social media, press releases, dynamic website, media & organizational partnerships build awareness and sponsor recognition.

SPECIAL EVENTS   Wrap parties, panel discussions, family programs, filmmakers workshops, and award presentations add fun, inspiration, and connection to the festival.

PARTNERSHIPS   We are honored to maintain strong community, industry, and sponsor relationships across a wide array of local, regional, and national businesses and organizations.

What Your Sponsorship Supports

WHAT YOUR SPONSORSHIP OF ACFF SUPPORTS

Your sponsorship supports the 5-day festival, special events throughout the year, and our educational outreach efforts.

Specific programs where we need your help:

FILMMAKERS IN THE HOUSE   There’s nothing like viewing a great film and then hearing directly from the knowledge and passion behind its making. Help us bring the filmmakers, those featured in the films, and subject matter experts on the film topics to enhance the festival experience.

SCREENING FEES   We are committed to supporting the work of our filmmakers and often need to pay screening fees for the compelling and diverse films we strive to bring to our audience. Sponsor one of our amazing films and support both the festival and the filmmakers.

FILMMAKER WORKSHOP   Help us grow the next generation of conservation filmmakers by supporting our workshops, providing hands on education, demonstration, and networking for filmmaking students of all ages and levels.

FAMILY PROGRAMMING   Young minds and hearts absorb stories and lessons like a sponge. Help us enhance our block of Family Programming with special films, live demos, and projects for kids.

AWARD SPONSORSHIPS   In addition to our Green Fire Award for Filmmaking Excellence, the Student Filmmaker Award, and the Audience Choice Award, we have added the Short Conservation Film Award and the Green Spark Awards for films that feature a conservation hero, highlight sustainable living, and inspire the next generation.

ACFF ON THE ROAD   We hold at least two “Best of Fest” events per year in the region, partner with other groups for film screenings, and share films with organizations aligned with our mission. Help us continue to share our exceptional programming with others who would not otherwise have access.

SPECIAL EVENTS   Wrap parties, friendraisers, meet & greets, community builders – face to face interaction builds and strengthens relationships, communities, missions, opportunities, and networks.

Levels & Benefits

All sponsorship levels come with VIP passes to festival films & events, program ads, and media exposure, depending on the level of support. Sponsorship benefits can be tailored to your business or organization’s specific needs.

Aldo Leopold – $5000+

  • Logo and/or link on website, Roku channel, e-letters, social media posts, ACFF sizzle reel, and all promo materials.
  • 60 second trailer for your org (provided by you) shown at select festival blocks
  • Full page ad in Festival program
  • 6 VIP Festival passes (attendees must register for film blocks in advance)
  • Name & logo as Underwriter on your Program of Choice

Rachel Carson – $2500+

  • Logo and/or link on website, e-letters, social media posts, ACFF sizzle reel, and all promo materials.
  • 30-second trailer for your org (provided by you) shown at select festival blocks
  • Full page ad in Festival program
  • 6 VIP Festival passes (attendees must register for film blocks in advance)
  • Name & logo as Supporter on your Program of Choice

John Muir – $1500+

  • Logo and/or link on website, e-letters, social media posts, and promo materials
  • Half-page ad in Festival program
  • 4 VIP Festival passes (attendees must register for film blocks in advance)
  • Name & logo as Supporter on your Program of Choice

Jane Goodall – $1000+

  • Logo and/or link on website, e-letters, social media posts, and promo materials
  • Quarter page ad in Festival program
  • 4 VIP Festival passes (attendees must register for film blocks in advance)
  • Name & logo as Supporter on your Program of Choice

Jacques Cousteau – $500+

  • Logo and/or link on website, e-letters, social media posts, and promo materials
  • Quarter-page ad in Festival program
  • 2 VIP Festival passes (attendees must register for film blocks in advance)
  • Name & logo as Supporter on your Program of Choice

 

BENEFITS ALDO LEOPOLD

$5000+

RACHEL CARSON

$2500+

JOHN MUIR

$1500+

JANE GOODALL

$1000+

JACQUES COUSTEAU

$500+

Name & logo on program of choice & on ACFF promo reel as Underwriter as Supporter
Video trailer for your biz shown at selected film blocks 60-second 30-second
Color ad in festival program (3,000) full page full page half page quarter page quarter page
VIP Festival passes      6     6        4        4         2
Logo, link &/or listing on website, e-letters, social media posts, promo materials yes yes yes yes yes

Sponsorship Agreement Form

Please download and complete the 2017 sponsorship form.

Thank you for your support!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

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