Corporate Sponsorship
and Patron Benefits


Corporate Sponsorship

Presenting

$50,000+

  • Corporate Sponsors may provide a 30 second trailer to be played before all film screenings
  • Your logo on custom branding wall with AFF logo only
  • Prominent logo placement on all AFF signage
  • Inside front cover, full-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Prominent logo on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Logo (link) on AFF website year-round and in all e-newsletters distributed throughout the year
  • Logo on the Sponsor Page in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Logo on AFF poster displayed at each venue
  • Acknowledgement in all AFF press releases
  • 20 All Access Passes

MAJOR

$25,000+

  • Corporate Sponsors may provide a 30 second trailer to be played before all film screenings
  • Prominent logo placement on all AFF signage
  • Full-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Prominent logo on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Logo (link) on AFF website year-round and in all e-newsletters distributed throughout the year
  • Logo on the Sponsor Page in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Logo on AFF poster displayed at each venue
  • Acknowledgment in all AFF press releases
  • 12 All Access Passes

SIGNATURE

$10,000+

  • Half-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Logo on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Logo (link) on AFF website during festival season only
  • Logo on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Acknowledgment in all AFF press releases
  • 8 All Access Passes

FEATURE

$5,000+

  • Quarter-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Logo on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Logo (link) on AFF website during festival season only
  • Logo on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 4 All Access Passes

SUSTAINING

$2,500+

  • Logo on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Logo (link) on AFF website during festival season only
  • Logo on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 2 All Access Passes

Festival Passes
All Access: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, priority admission up to 15 minutes before show time, Opening Night Reception, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, Saturday Night BASH, Sunday Best of Fest, Coffee Talks With…, and Access to the Filmmakers’ Lounge.
Premium: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, Opening Night Reception, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, Saturday Night BASH, and Sunday Best of Fest.
General: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, and Sunday Best of Fest.

Patron benefits

Presenting

$50,000+

  • Your name on custom branding wall with AFF logo only
  • Prominent name placement on all AFF signage
  • Inside front cover, full-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Prominent name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website year-round and in all e-newsletters distributed throughout the year
  • Name on the Sponsor Page in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Name on AFF poster displayed at each venue
  • Acknowledgement in all AFF press releases
  • 20 All Access Passes

MAJOR

$25,000+

  • Prominent name placement on all AFF signage
  • Full-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Prominent name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website year-round and in all e-newsletters distributed throughout the year
  • Name on the Sponsor Page in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Name on AFF poster displayed at each venue
  • Acknowledgment in all AFF press releases
  • 12 All Access Passes

SIGNATURE

$10,000+

  • Half-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website during festival season only
  • Name on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Acknowledgment in all AFF press releases
  • 8 All Access Passes

FEATURE

$5,000+

  • Quarter-page color ad in the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • Name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website during festival season only
  • Name on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 4 All Access Passes

SUSTAINING

$2,500+

  • Name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website during festival season only
  • Name on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 2 All Access Passes

SUPPORTING

$1,000+

  • Name on pre-screening loop prior to all film screenings
  • Name on AFF website during festival season only
  • Name on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 2 Premium Passes

FRIEND

$500+

  • Name on AFF website during festival season only
  • Name on Sponsor Page of the 2020 AFF Print Program
  • 2 General Passes

Festival Passes
All Access: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, priority admission up to 15 minutes before show time, Opening Night Reception, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, Saturday Night BASH, Sunday Best of Fest, Coffee Talks With…, and Access to the Filmmakers’ Lounge.
Premium: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, Opening Night Reception, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, Saturday Night BASH, and Sunday Best of Fest.
General: Includes unlimited access to all films and panels, Opening Night Film (RSVP required) and After Party, and Sunday Best of Fest.

Downloadable Sponsor PDF

Want to download a PDF with all of our sponsorship levels? Check it out here.

Online Sponsor Form

Go online to fill out and submit your Sponsor Form.

Showcases

Showcase sponsorship can be split among several donors starting at $2,500 each.


  • Environmental Showcase: $10,000

    As a city on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, the Annapolis Film Festival strives to bring the most current environmental films to the Festival at the Environmental Showcase. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with several notable guests who will discuss the film and the impact of the film with the audience.

  • African American Experience Showcase: $10,000

    Each year AFF proudly presents the African American Experience Showcase featuring some of the most topical issues relevant today. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with several notable guests who will discuss the film and the impact of the film with the audience.

  • Jewish Experience Showcase: $10,000

    Each year AFF proudly presents the African American Experience Showcase highlighting important aspects of African American culture and/or history and featuring some of the most topical issues relevant today. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with several notable guests who will discuss the film and the impact of the film with the audience.

  • Student Showcase: $5,000

    The Annapolis Film Festival supports student filmmakers especially through the Student Showcase. This annual showcase highlights and celebrates some of the top-notch work of emerging filmmakers at colleges, special academies, and grad school programs around the world. These are the professional filmmakers of tomorrow.

  • Sailing Showcase: $5,000

    Situated along the winding shores of the largest estuary in the United States accompanied by an enchanting breeze, Annapolis prides itself as America’s sailing capital. The Sailing Showcase is always a popular event among locals and boating enthusiasts from across the region!

Industry Panels

Join industry leaders in engaging conversations. Hear directors and producers from this year’s films share their stories and experiences. There will be four panel discussions held on Friday and two panel discussions held on Saturday.

Panel participation is $1000 per panel.

Film Underwriting

Spotlight Films: $2,500
Individual Feature Films: $1,500
Short Films: $500

Underwriting is per film.

Comcast Spotlight AFF Coverage

Terms: Sponsor agrees to provide the Annapolis Film Festival, Inc., with (amount of money, in-kind items, services or anything in trade that the Sponsor will be giving AFF for this event) taking place between March 21-24, 2019. Sponsor agrees to provide payment no later than February 20, 2019. Sponsor will also supply a completed sponsor form (link is below) along with high resolution logos, completed ads or other artwork deemed necessary for us to provide exposure on screen, in print and through digital marketing and advertising. If no artwork is provided, AFF is unable to fulfill their commitment for this sponsorship and will not be held responsible. Exposure and Visibility: In exchange for this sponsorship, AFF agrees to provide sponsors with benefits at appropriate level which is detailed above. Delivery: AFF agrees that the ALL ACCESS, PREMIUM or GENERAL festival passes, information about benefits and other relevant materials listed at the level above will be delivered or made available to Sponsor no later than Monday, March 18, 2019, via (AFF delivery to Company) or available for Sponsor to pick up at WILL CALL 12 noon at Ticket Central at Asbury United Methodist Church at 87 West Street on Wednesday, March 20, 2019. ALL PASS HOLDERS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO RESERVE SEATS FOR OPENING NIGHT, Thursday, March 21, 2019. Seating is General Admission unless you are a GOLD pass holder and you will receive Priority seating. PREMIUM receives priority line.