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Sponsor the One Earth Film Festival

Sponsor the 3rd annual One Earth Film Festival to create a cleaner, greener Midwest and a healthier planet!

Planning is underway for the 3rd annual One Earth Film Festival, the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, March 7-9, 2014. The festival is a production of Green Community Connections, a deep roots organization working for a sustainable future for our community. The festival fosters public understanding and discussion of climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement.  We want to grow its audience and impact: Will you join us?

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Our 2nd annual festival screened 40 films at more than 20 venues over one weekend in March 2013.  The 2013 festival drew more than 2,000 people, quadrupling the previous year’s attendance!  We want the 2014 festival to expand the environmental movement by attracting even more people. In addition, through the 2nd annual “One Earth . . . Our Earth” Young Filmmakers Contest, the festival will once again inspire the next generation to work toward a more sustainable future.

Green Community Connections is looking to community leaders to support this three-day regional environmental film festival. Partner with us to raise awareness about environmental challenges and solutions through the power of film!

Top 5 reasons to become a sponsor:

1. Position your business or organization as an environmental leader in front of sustainability-oriented community members, organizations and businesses.
2. Help present dozens of moving and entertaining films that enable thousands of people to access the latest green thinking.
3. Give voice to the next generation in the One Earth…Our Earth! Young Filmmakers
Contest, which invites students to propose solutions to environmental problems.
857101_10200995996041424_1044443722_o4. Promote thought-provoking opportunities for discussing climate change, sustainability, and the power of human involvement.
5. Be part of making history as together we build this empowering event.

As a Sponsor You Can:

• Contribute a generous financial donation that supports the production and promotion of this unique film festival.
• Provide in-kind donations such as an event venue, product or service.
• Volunteer in festival planning and implementation (e.g., volunteering or attendance at films; participating in festival planning or film selection).
• Promote the film festival and encourage participation through in-store posters or flyers, newsletter, web site, social media, etc.

As a One Earth Film Festival Sponsor, organizations will be introduced to an audience of concerned citizens who are passionate about the environment and are conscious consumers.  We provide sponsors with exposure to thousands of film festival attendees and even more exposure online at greencommunityconnections.org, on Facebook and Twitter.  We welcome creative partnerships that increase community and spread the news of sustainable living.

Those interested in sponsorship opportunities, please email Sally Stovall.  Please download our 2014 Sponsor Brochure.

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Choose the level of sponsor benefits that you prefer:

Presenting Sponsor – Contribution of $2,500 and above
• Eight complimentary event tickets to the Green Carpet Gala on March 7
• Introduce a film or speaker at the Green Carpet Gala on March 7 or at a film of your choice
• Prime placement of your logo and link on website home page through April 30, 2014
• Prime placement of your logo and name on event signage
• Full page ad in event program
• Acknowledgement in One Earth Film Festival social media messaging

Building Sponsor – Contribution of $1,000 – $2,499
• Six complimentary tickets to the Green Carpet Gala on March 7
• Introduce a film of your choice (one sponsor per film)
• Logo and link on website home page through April 30, 2014
• Logo and name on event signage
• ¼ page ad in event program
• Acknowledgement in One Earth Film Festival social media messaging

Sustaining Sponsor – Contribution of $500 – $999
• Four complimentary tickets to the Green Carpet Gala on March 7
• Logo and link on website One Earth Film Fest Sponsor page
• Logo and name on event signage
• Name and logo in event program
• Acknowledgement in One Earth Film Festival social media messaging

Partnering Sponsor – Contribution of $250 – $499
• Two complimentary tickets to the Green Carpet Gala on March 7
• Name and link on website One Earth Film Fest Sponsor page
• Name and logo in event program
• Acknowledgement in One Earth Film Festival social media messaging

filmfest-logo-2014-friendFriendofFest-NEWFriend of the Fest – Contribution of $100 – $249
• One complimentary ticket to the Green Carpet Gala on March 7
• Name and link on One Earth Film Fest Sponsor page
• Name in event program

Please download our 2014 Sponsor Brochure.

If you would like to discuss Sponsorship Opportunities, contact Sally Stovall at sally@greencommunityconnections.org/773-315-1109.

A Past Festival attendee said:

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 “As a filmmaker passionate about environmental issues, I was particularly impressed with our post-screening moderator’s laser-like focus on discussing actionable behavior with the audience. . . . The One Earth Film Festival isn’t just about showing great films, it’s about getting people to make meaningful connections with others, and get motivated to make a difference in this world.

-- Dave Mrazek, Filmmaker, “From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction,” shown at the 2015 One Earth Film Festival.