Our rich set of events and activities offers your company the perfect exposure to a valuable and diverse group of consumers, tourists, and community leaders. Please see below for a selection of past sponsorship opportunities.
- BRAND ACTIVATION
- Sponsor a Film or Film Series
- Present a VAFF Special Event
- Support the VAFF Volunteer Program
- Partner on an Outreach and Education Program
- Underwrite the VAFF @ Violet Crown Year-Round Film Series
- Materials in Filmmakers and Sponsor Lounge
- Brand placement on Ticket Backs, Will-Call Envelopes, and Lanyards
- Branded Industry Welcome Bag opportunities
- Festival Program and Website
- On-Screen Advertising
- Step and Repeat Banner
- Press Releases and TV Commercials
- Event Signage
See who is part of our current network of sponsors.
Given our 30+ years of experience, we have the ability to tailor a unique sponsorship package to meet your marketing and budget goals. Please reach out to our development staff to receive a partnership proposal. Please see below for a selection of past sponsorship benefits.
- Stakeholders Reception: Invitation to the first official, public event of the VAFF season with the chance to connect with other film-lovers and enjoy delicious food and drink.
- Launch Party: Be the first to hear our lineup of films, events, and guests at this annual sneak preview party.
- Sponsor Soiree: Join filmmakers, industry guests, and your fellow sponsors to toast the Festival at this festive private reception, held right before our Opening Night Film.
- Producer’s Club Reception and Industry Nights: Enjoy exclusive access to intimate gatherings with the VAFF’s top industry guests.
- Filmmakers and Sponsors Lounge: Located on Charlottesville’s historic Downtown Mall, the Lounge is an exclusive space for donors, sponsors, actors, and filmmakers to meet, interact, and refuel between screenings.
- Advance Ticket Access: Skip the lines and get early access to tickets before they go on sale to the public.
- Film and special event ticket packages
- Opening Night Gala: An annual VAFF highlight, this comfortably elegant affair offers supporters and friends an opportunity to join special guests to officially kick off the Festival.
- Late Night Wrap Party: Celebrate the Festival on Saturday night with an evening of music, dancing, and pure fun.
- Concierge Ticket Service: Our personal concierge service ensures the best Virginia Film Festival experience.
Contact Lizzy Ramey at SupportVAFF@virginia.edu or 434-924-1308, and we will put together a sponsorship proposal that fits your needs. We look forward to working with you to craft your ideal participation with the Virginia Film Festival!