Why be a sponsor?
Firstly, Blackbird is a 501(C)(3) non-profit film festival organized by local filmmakers and students in Cortland, NY. The mission of the festival is to provide an outlet for media makers and artists from around the world to showcase their work, inspire each other, and collaborate! At Blackbird, we believe film is a powerful medium that has the ability to bring a troubled world together in a time of divisive ideologies and misunderstanding. For that reason, we feel that everyone should have the opportunity to connect through beautiful images and compelling stories.
And secondly, Blackbird wants festival attendees to explore the Cortland community as well as the surrounding Finger Lakes area while they visit. As Blackbird continues to grow, we hope that Cortland's businesses continue to grow with us.
Whether you decide to select one of our Sponsorship Options or creates a customized partnership program, you are committing your name to a positive and worthwhile experience that has the power to educate, entertain and engage a captive audience.
We look forward to working with you and your brand to the benefit of all involved.
#1 - BRONZE SPONSOR
SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR BUSINESS TO BE ADVERTISED DURING A COFFEE BREAK AS “COFFEE COURTESY OF ____________”
#2 - MAIN STREET PASSPORT
FESTIVAL ATTENDEES WILL BE GIVEN A “MAIN STREET PASSPORT” WHEN THEY ARRIVE. THE PASSPORTWILL DIRECT “OUT-OF-TOWN” GUESTS TO LOCAL BUSINESSES DURING LUNCH / DINNER BREAKS OVER THE WEEKEND. SELECT THIS OPTION IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A FEATURED LOCAL BUSINESS.
#3 - SPONSOR A FILMMAKER
YOUR DONATION WOULD ASSIST FILMMAKERS WITH HOTEL AND TRANSPORTATION COSTS DURING THE FESTIVAL WEEKEND. YOUR BUSINESS WOULD ALSO BE LISTED AS A PREMIERE PARTNER ON OUR WEBSITE.
#4 - OFFICIAL FESTIVAL SPONSOR
YOUR BUSINESS WOULD BE ADVERTISED AT THE START OF EVERY SCREENING BLOCK AS “________PRESENTS THE FOLLOWING” AS WELL AS INCLUDED ON ALL FESTIVAL PROGRAMING MATERIAL AS AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR.
DONATION OF YOUR CHOICE
-GIFT CARDS / RAFFLE BASKETS
-DISCOUNTS FOR FESTIVAL ATTENDEES