Be a Sponsor!

Join us in promoting the art and craft of filmmaking and the passion of film to fans in Raleigh, the Triangle, and beyond.  With your help—as a contributor (or use the PayPal button in the sidebar), as a sponsor, or as an in-kind donor—we will keep Longleaf Film Festival free to attend.

Contact co-organizer [email protected] to discuss how you or your business can become a part of the Longleaf community.

 

Make your sponsorship pledge and contribute online!
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A free-to-attend festival that highlights the best of independent film in a place that strives to tell the stories that connect us all—this is Longleaf. Our weekend festival screens films that demonstrate a Tar Heel State connection, through the people involved in making them or through their subject. The North Carolina Museum of History serves as home base for Longleaf Film Festival. Entering year seven in 2021, Longleaf continues to grow, even though, due to COVID-19, Longleaf 2020 pivoted to a virtual presence, supported with a series of online and live-streamed events. For 2020, through our community of filmmakers and film fans, we were able to promote the art and craft of filmmaking and the passion of film to viewers in Raleigh, the Triangle, and beyond.

The “Pause”

For us, as for everyone, 2020 was—and 2021 continues to be—tumultuous. It is hard to remember how, in March 2020 as we entered lockdown, we thought that we might be heading back to school, returning to work, hanging out with friends, and watching movies in just a matter of weeks. As the days passed, we began to recognize that the pandemic was going to be a longer-term event. We pivoted Longleaf 2020 to a virtual program; at the time, it was one of the first in-person–to–virtual-event exchanges in our area. We live-streamed our awards announcements with help from media sponsor, CBS17 News, and, with the generosity of our Official Selection filmmakers, made more than 60 of our 2020 films available to screen, for free and safely at home , during our festival dates. More than 5,000 hits on the #AloneTogether viewing web page meant that folks watched!

A few weeks after our 2020 festival, George Floyd was killed, and protests—against his senseless death and the ancient ties to systemic racism that caused his death—began. We, at Longleaf, have been listening, reflecting, learning. And we’re not finished.

A Welcoming Festival—Free Submissions 2021

Throughout our short history, we have been grateful for the impactful stories regarding race and community that have been told in past festivals. We strongly believe that the art and craft of filmmaking help connect us and offer avenues for insight, as well as entertainment. We want to share everyone’s stories: animated, documentary, and narrative films, music videos, and spoken word productions. To help in our small way, we made access to Longleaf easier for 2021 by waiving submission fees for directors who identify as Black, Latinx, or Indigenous.

Looking Forward, Again

Longleaf Film Festival 2021 will be held Friday, May 14, and Saturday, May 15. The 2022 event will be May 13 and 14, at the North Carolina Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. With your help and support, we plan to help keep Longleaf THE capital city’s film festival. As a free-to-attend event, sponsorships help make Longleaf happen and can also work to make everyone feel welcome to this community—where we recognize that making films is making history.

 

2021 Sponsor Levels and Benefits

Make your sponsorship pledge online!
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Executive Producer ($1,000–$2,000)

  • Priority placement of company name/logo* on all marketing materials
  • Company name/logo* displayed full-screen as part of event live-streams, which will become on-demand videos for further viewing
  • Recognition in weekly museum e-newsletters in April and May 2021
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media*** shout-out
  • Listing in promotional e-blasts that are sent to thousands of recipients
  • Listing in event press releases
  • Logo on museum’s event web page
  • Four official Longleaf Film Festival T-shirts
  • Company name/logo* on LongleafFilmFestival.com**

Director ($500–$999)

  • Company logo* will be displayed full-screen as part of event live-streams, which will become on-demand videos for further viewing
  • Recognition in weekly museum e-newsletters in May 2021
  • Special social media*** thank-yous from Longleaf Film Festival
  • Listing in promotional e-blasts that are sent to thousands of recipients
  • Listing in event press releases
  • Logo on museum’s event web page
  • Four official Longleaf Film Festival T-shirts
  • Company name and logo* on LongleafFilmFestival.com**

Producer ($250–$499)

  • Company logo* will be displayed as part of event live-streams, which will become on-demand videos for further viewing
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out
  • Listing in event press releases
  • Two official Longleaf Film Festival T-shirts
  • Company name and logo* on LongleafFilmFestival.com**

Screenwriter ($150–$249)

  • Company logo* will be displayed as part of event live-streams, which will become on-demand videos for further viewing
  • Longleaf Film Festival social media shout-out
  • Company name and logo* on LongleafFilmFestival.com**

 

* Sponsor must provide presentation-ready logo file (.png, .svg, .eps) with transparent background of at least 300 dpi resolution
** Includes outbound link to your website from Longleaf sponsors web page
*** In the 2020-2021 Festival year, LongleafFilmFestival.com had an average of 1,225 monthly visits. Longleaf Film Festival has 1,394 followers on Facebook, 790 on Twitter, and 877 on Instagram

 

Make your sponsorship pledge online!
We will be in touch.

 

In-Kind Donations

In-kind donations and individual event sponsorships are welcome for these opportunities:

Workshops and Panel Discussions
Marketing and Publicity Efforts
T-shirts
Award Tiles

In-kind donations and individual event sponsorships may also qualify for sponsor-level benefits but must fall within one of the sponsorship amounts. In exchange for donations/sponsorships, Longleaf Film Festival will recognize contributions by

  • placing the organization name/logo* in promotional materials where applicable,
  • announcing donors/sponsors by name at the online Awards Ceremony,
  • providing the perks of any established sponsorship level that is met (proof of dollar value for in-kind donations is required).

 

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