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Frameline Sponsorship offers dynamic, multi-platform brand marketing opportunities both during the historic Frameline San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival season in May and June, and throughout the year via its ground-breaking national educational program, critical filmmaker support, and global digital distribution initiatives.  

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Frameline: San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival is the world’s largest, and longest-running LGBTQ+ film festival, attracting over 40,000 filmgoers to Bay Area theater venues over eleven days every June. Frameline Festival marketing delivers exceedingly high profile brand positioning through multiple channels: on-site, online, social, street promotion and print advertising. The Festival connects your brand directly with the LGBTQ+ demographic in a personal and strategic way. 

Key takeaways:

  • Aligns your brand with the world’s premier LGBTQ+ film festival – the largest of its kind in the world, held in the #6 major market in the country
  • Provides numerous, multi-platform brand marketing deliverables over 2 months
  • Secures and extends brand affinity across a highly discerning and influential LGBTQ+ audience demographic segment vital to marketing outreach

Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities

The Frameline Completion Fund annually awards grants to filmmakers for assistance with their final editing and post-production work. Since 1990, more than 150 films and videos have been completed with assistance from the fund, with many going on to receive national exposure. Foundation and corporate underwriting of the Completion Fund are vital to this continued support of the next generation of LGBTQ+ filmmakers and their craft.

Youth In Motion provides free LGBTQ+-themed movies, with professionally created curricula and action guides, to student clubs and educators in middle and high schools across the country. Youth in Motion now supports over 1,400 GSA’s serving more than 28,000 students in all 50 states. Youth In Motion partnership opportunities complement Festival support by offering national exposure, targeted around educational and diversity programming.

Voices is Frameline’s renowned digital platform for free viewing of the best LGBTQ+ films online, on TV, and mobile devices. Films from the Frameline Voices collection have been viewed in every country in the world, reaching over 1 million viewers. Support of Voices expands the reach of Frameline’s mission and partners’ brand exposure globally, 365 days a year.

Encore is a free year-round Bay Area film series featuring diverse, socially relevant LGBTQ+ works shown monthly at theaters in San Francisco and the East Bay. Encore sponsorship offers Festival-style onsite and online marketing opportunities throughout the year in the Bay Area. Consider adding Encore sponsorship to your Festival program to keep your conversation with Frameline’s audience going year-round.

More Information

For all Sponsorship inquiries contact:
David Warczak
Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships

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