Sponsorship Info

2017 Sponsorship Package

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The Rossland Mountain Film Festival Society is proud to present its 17th Annual Rossland Mountain Film Festival (RMFF)! This year’s festival is happening November 16th-22th and promises to be the biggest and best ever, stay tuned for new events, bigger names and tons of fun!

Event Background

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival was officially started in 2000 by a group of locals looking to create a signature event to generate enthusiasm for adventure sports, celebrate mountain culture and the upcoming ski and snowboard season. The RMFF Society is governed by a volunteer chair and board of directors. The Festival showcases the work of Kootenay filmmakers, photographers and visual artists and offers professional and skill development workshops to new and emerging filmmakers. This event attracts approximately 900 visitors and locals to five days of programmed events that focus on film, visual arts, music and multi-media productions.

Mission Statement

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival mission is to create diverse and accessible year-round programming that generates enthusiasm for adventure sports and celebrates mountain culture in a welcoming, intimate environment. The society serves the Kootenays, local business, mountain culture enthusiasts, and local media artists by creating first-class events and attracting high-caliber local and international films and presenters. The Society’s programming is highlighted by an annual signature event that draws visitors during the fall shoulder season.

Our Goals

1. To encourage the growing new media industry in the Kootenay region by creating a public showcase for talented and generally young local filmmakers.
2. To provide learning and networking opportunities for established and emerging filmmakers through skill development workshops, industry sessions & networking opportunities
3. To create an annual signature event for Greater Trail that would attract a significant influx of visitors during the fall ‘shoulder’ season
4. To promote the Kootenays as a year round destination
5. To celebrate Mountain Culture and foster a Mountain Culture identity amongst Kootenay residents

Festival Information

Previous Years’ Attendance: 2011 survey, overall attendance = 900 people (51% males, 49% females)
from:  Kootenay Region (Rossland, Trail, Salmo, Nelson, Creston, Grand Forks, Kaslo, Slocan), and other areas of the Kootenay region.

RMFF Target Audience:

·  19-55 yr. and a passion for outdoor recreation.

Sponsorship Levels

Platinum

$6000 (or $5000 cash, $1000 in wholesale product)

The Platinum Sponsor is the title sponsor of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.  You will be included in every aspect of our expanded marketing campaign. Your company logo will always be largest and included in all marketing material as the “Your Company Name  Rossland Mountain Film Festival”

In addition, you will be the title sponsor of the Mountain Gala (Company Name  Mountain Gala). The Mountain Gala is a highly anticipated evening that sells out each year. This classy night-out offers complimentary wine, appetisers, live entertainment and a wide variety of mountain culture films.

NOTE:  Festival website name, banner and logo will remain unchanged

Platinum Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·   Highly visible presence on Official RMFF website http://www.rosslandmountainfilmfestival.com
·   Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Radio
·   Company name inclusion in all ads and PSA’s

Print
·   Company logo, largest, included on all materials
·   Logo on Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party entry wristbands (up to 500)
·   Logo and full page ad in the events program (approx. 26cm x 10.5cm)
·   Include your company’s logo on all printed event tickets
·   Company logo on all volunteer t-shirts

Multimedia Credit
·   Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·   Your company’s banner displayed proudly during all events and workshops at all venues
·   Recognition from the MC at event

Tickets
·   Four tickets to Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party and Sunday’s Guest Speaker event
·   Four tickets to the Mountain Gala

Gold

$3000 (or $2500 cash, $500 wholesale product)

The Gold sponsorship level is perfect for companies wishing to take every advantage of Rossland Mountain Film Festival’s increased marketing budget and expanded territory coverage for 2012. Your company name and logo will be included in all marketing materials and will appear second largest after our Platinum Sponsor. As one of two Gold sponsors, you will have the privilege of sponsoring one night of Premier Films and have your name in the title of that event. e.g. “Your company name Mountain Gala”

Two Choices include:
·  Mountain Gala
This highly anticipated evening sells out in advance each year. Hosted in Rossland, this classy night out offers complimentary wine, appetizers and a wide variety of mountain culture films.

·  Saturday Mountain Film and Party
RMFF is known for its legendary mix of film and live entertainment on our late Premier night. Following an evening of ski stoke films we’ve hosted Western Canadian bands such as Bend Sinister, BC/DC, Hey Ocean!, Five Alarm Funk and Blackberry Wood.

Gold Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Highly visible presence on Official RMFF website
·  Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Radio
·  Company name inclusion in all ads and PSAs in regards to your selected event

Print
·  Company logo, second largest, included on all materials, including: newspapers, posters, programs
·  Logo and half page ad in the events program (approx. 13cm x 10.5cm)

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event
·  Recognition from the MC at event

Tickets
·  Four complimentary tickets to your day’s events. Specifically if you sponsor the Gala, you receive four Gala tickets.

Silver
$1000 (or $750 cash, $250 wholesale merchandise)

The Silver sponsorship is a great choice for companies with a smaller budget and wish to receive many of the same benefits as a larger sponsor. The Silver sponsorship level sponsors a day event and/or workshop. Heavy e-presence throughout the promotional period leading up to the event will also make sure people pay attention to your involvement as well as your logo on much of our print material. There are four Silver level sponsorship opportunities:

The four Silver choices include:

·  REEL Youth Film Festival
Showcasing some of the most exciting young filmmakers from North America and beyond, the Reel youth film festival is an entertaining and insightful series of short films made by youth 19 years and under

·  Family Matinee
A family oriented matinee film screening

·  Guest Speaker
Past speakers include Pat & Baiba Morrow – Alpinists and photojournalists and Barry Blanchard – Alpinist

·  Workshop
Past instructors include Christian Begin – cinematographer and Kari Medig – photo-journalist

Silver Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Print
·  Company logo, third largest, included on posters and programs
·  Quarter page ad in the events program (approx. 6.75cm x 10.5cm)

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event
·  Recognition from the MC at event

Tickets
·  Two complimentary tickets to Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party

Bronze

$500 (Cash or in-kind, bronze level sponsorship applies to all in-kind donations of $500 and up)

The Bronze level of sponsorship is best suited for a company who wants to support the RMFF financially or donate door prizes. The Bronze sponsor will be mostly present at the event itself. With a solid presence on the official website and company logo on the festival program, the weekend crowd of over 900 people will notice your company’s contribution to this event.

Bronze Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Logo on the sponsor page of the RMFF website

Print
·  Company logo, included on event program

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event
·  Recognition from the MC at event

Media

$2000 in kind advertising

This sponsorship level is for media entities who are interested in being RMFF media sponsors. They should be able to provide a variety of media coverage, including print and online coverage, event reviews and thank-you ads to our sponsors.

NOTE: Several media sponsors may be accepted; however media sponsorship is exclusive to each category. Categories include; newspaper sponsor, radio sponsor, online sponsor, etc.)

Media Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Highly visible presence on Official RMFF website http://www.rosslandfilmfest.com
·  Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Print
·  Company logo, included on all materials, including: newspapers, posters, programs

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event
·  Recognition from the MC at event

Tickets
·  Two complimentary media all access passes. This allows two members of the media organization free entry to all the RMFF events including the Gala and Premier nights.
·  Two Saturday Late Show radio giveaway tickets
·  Two Mountain Gala radio giveaway tickets

Bar

$1500 (or $1300 cash, $200 in gift certificates)

Due to the increased demand in our popular event our venue does not have the capacity to accommodate the amount of people who wish to participate in the Festival. The Bar Sponsor would become the official bar of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival, hosting films, and overflow from the main event, pre and after parties.

Bar Sponsor Benefits:

Films
·  Host the RMFF People’s Choice film or another selection on Thursday night.
·  Mountain Film and entertainment on Friday night (only event in town for this evening)
·  Host Local Movie Matinee on Saturday
·  Host film showcases of your choice on Saturday and Sunday (at least two submissions)

Website & E-Marketing
·  Highly visible presence on Official RMFF website http://www.rosslandfilmfest.com
·  Promote your events during the festival on our website
·  Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Radio
·  Thirty second ad including your company as the bar sponsor of RMFF and advertising film fest events at your venue

Print
·  Company logo, included on all materials, including: newspapers, posters
·  Logo and half page ad in the events program (approx. 6.75cm x 5.25cm)

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
· Recognition from the MC at event, promoting the Official Bar of the Festival
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event

Volunteer Appreciation Party
·  RMFF volunteer appreciation party held at your location with minimum $600 in food and beverage costs

Tickets
·  Two complimentary tickets to Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party

Apparel

$1500 ($1500 in apparel)

In this component, the Apparel Sponsor would be the official apparel brand of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival.  Through recognition at the event and donating mountain sportswear for prize giveaways, the Apparel Sponsor will benefit from increased exposure and product marketing.

Apparel Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Highly visible presence on Official RMFF website
·  Promote your events during the festival on our website
·  Logo with link to your company’s own website on sponsor page

Radio
·  Company name inclusion in all ads and PSAs as the official Apparel Sponsor of the Rossland Mountain Film Festival

Print
·  Company logo, included on all materials, including: newspapers, posters, programs

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Recognition from the MC at event, promoting the Official Apparel Sponsor of the Film Festival
·  Your company’s banner displayed at Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party event

Tickets
·  Two complimentary tickets to Saturday’s Mountain Film and Party

Showcases

$500 (Cash or in-kind donation)
This sponsorship level caters to the growing amount of films the RMFF receives each year and is specifically for venues with the capability to show films. To add to the festival feel of the weekend we will be offering showcases of films which are not being shown at the Premiers and promoting them at YOUR venue. Examples of previous showcases are: environmental, local, ski and snowboard.

Showcase Sponsor Benefits:

Website & E-Marketing
·  Logo on the sponsor page of the RMFF website
·  Your logo will remain on the site for approximately one year

Print
·  Your showcase event promoted on insert of program
·  Company logo, included on program

Multimedia Credit
·  Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s logo

Recognition at Event
·  Recognition from the MC at event

Event Program

The Event Program opportunity is best suited for a company who wants to support the RMFF financially however is limited in funds. The Event Program outlines in detail, all of the events that will take place during the Festival including films and brief descriptions of each. This opportunity allows the sponsor to purchase ad space inside the program.

·       Full page colour ad in events program (approx. 13.5cm x 21cm) – $550
·       Half page colour ad in the events program (approx. 13.5cm x 10.5cm) – $400
·       Quarter page colour ad – $250

Door Prizes

Door prizes and in-kind donations increase the excitement level throughout the Festival and demonstrate to the audience that community businesses firmly stand behind this event. Many businesses took advantage of the door prize giveaway last year, and used the Film Festival venue to launch new products or services.

Benefits:

At venues where items are awarded, your company’s name will appear on
·       Before each event, a short multimedia production will be run on the big screen with your company’s name
·       Signage and verbal recognition during the event when the prizes are drawn

Door Prize Examples:
·       Heli-skiing get-away weekends
·       New skis/snowboards/mountain bike
·       Outdoor Gear (Helmets, Gloves)
·       Clothing (Jackets, T-Shirts, shorts)
·       Gift Certificates (Restaurants, services, stores)

The Rossland Mountain Film Festival is about coming together as a community to share and enjoy our deep creative talents and to support local talent and business. Offer your support now!

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