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24th African Am Marketplace & Short Film Showcase

Raleigh Studios Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States
Fri, Apr 27 - Sun, Apr 29 2018

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About our event

Date: Friday through Sunday, April 27-29, 2018
Events: Opening Night Ceremony April 27, 2018 / 7:00pm
Nate Holden Performing Arts Center
4708 West Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016
24th Annual African American Film Marketplace
and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase
April 28 – 29, 2018 / 10:00am – 10:00pm
Raleigh Studios 5300 Melrose Ave., Hollywood, CA 90038
Anticipated Attendance: 3,000 over the entire weekend
Admission: Ticketed Events and Screenings, Weekend Passes
Logistics: Awards Show Format, Hosted Receptions,
Film Screenings, Panels, Q&A, Marketplace Vendor Booths

Celebrate Our 24th Year With This Great Sponsorship Opportunity

Enjoy a welcoming, entertaining, and inspiring cinematic experience. Now in its 24th year, the African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase was started 24 years ago by host organization the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center* (BHERC) as a forum for African American filmmakers to showcase their films while networking with industry personnel and others.

Named for its founder Sandra Evers-Manly, the African American
Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase (AAFM)
weekend begins with the red carpet event “A Great Day In Black
Hollywood”. This Opening Night event recognizes and pays tribute to African American film industry icons, pioneers and community leaders as well as celebrating a new generation of filmmakers.


The next two days feature screenings of films and documentaries
that inspire, challenge, make us think, laugh and more. In addition
to films, over the years the festival has presented diverse entertainment industry speakers and workshops that have included Writers onWriting, Directors on Directing, the Pitch Tent, and the Casting Couch.


A highlight of the weekend is the addition of the annual Youth Diversity Film Festival for Middle and High School students. This Youth festival provides a forum for students to display their talent and discuss some of the key challenges that students face today.
The African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase concludes the weekend with the fan favorite Soul Food Reception.

As you can see there are many opportunities for sponsorship of all or part of this wonderful and unique program with an outstanding history and reputation in Los Angeles.

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Attendees Demographics

Gender Distribution

43%
57%

Expected Audience

2501-5000

Sponsorship Opportunities

Benefits of Partnership
• Align your company with an event that has a proven track record
• Connect your brand to this community on the ground level
• Retain and increase customer loyalty
• Reach your targeted market consumer

Demographics*
Female 53%
Male 47%

Audience
LA Metro; San Francisco Bay Metro;
Dallas/Houston, Texas; Jacksonville/Miami, Florida;
Washington, DC Metro;
International

Community Oriented - Multi-Generational Diverse Filmmakers
Cultured, Worldly & Fun
Tech Savvy
Upscale Diverse Audience

Festival Numbers At-A-Glance
Number of Festival Entries: 1,000
Number of Festival Attendees: 3,000
Number of Films Selected & Screened: 71
Number of Youth Films Entered & Screened: 23
Number of Countries Submitting Films: 77
Influencers Email Reach: 400,000

Marketing Reach
Email: 850,000 (LA Weekly; LA Sentinel; BlackNLA;
Save the Date; EURweb, KPFK; Actor's Choice
)
Radio: KJLH 102.3; KDAY 93.2; KPFK
Social Media Marketing Reach: 500,000
Print Impressions: 350,000 LAWeekly; LA Sentinel, LA Focus
Street Team Outreach: 10,000 Fliers

* Source: U.S. CENSUS BUREAU 2010, African American demographics, Los Angeles County, California

In Kind

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Media/ Hospitality In-Kind $2,500

HOSPITALITY Concierge Services, branded VIP seating, early entry Festival Passes / Discount on additional Passes* Access to Hospitality area MARKETING EXPOSURE Ad in Program - Quarter Page Ad

US$500

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MARKETPLACE BOOTHS

20 packages available MARKETPLACE BOOTHS $500 / Per Booth Space (8’ Table)

US$1500

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AAFM President's Choice Industry Panels

AAFM President's Choice Industry Panels $1,500 / Each Panel

US$5000

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Gold Sponsor

ACTIVATION & ON-SITE Logo on Event Signage HOSPITALITY Concierge Services, branded VIP seating, early entry Festival Passes / Discount on additional Passes* Access to Hospitality area MARKETING EXPOSURE Ad in Program - Half page Ad Co-Branded Gift Bag (option) Premium logo item in gift bag (option) Rep inclusion in Panel discussion

US$10000

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CLOSING NIGHT SOUL FOOD RECEPTION

CLOSING NIGHT FILM FESTIVAL & SOUL FOOD RECEPTION $10,000 / Includes 20 reserved seats and 20 tickets to the after-party with filmmakers. Reserved space with VIP table. Sponsored product to be featured during party. 300+

US$10000

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ANNUAL YOUTH DIVERSITY SHOWCASE

ANNUAL YOUTH DIVERSITY SHOWCASE $10,000 / Sponsorship of student films showcase. Includes 10 reserved seats and exclusive signage.

US$10000

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Star Sponsor

ACTIVATION & ON-SITE Logo on Event Signage HOSPITALITY Concierge Services, branded VIP seating, early entry Festival Passes / Discount on additional Passes* Access to Hospitality area MARKETING EXPOSURE Press Release Co-Branded Gift Bag (option) Premium logo item in gift bag (option) Rep inclusion in Panel discussion

US$15000

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OPENING NIGHT AWARDS & POST RECEPTION

“A GREAT DAY IN BLACK HOLLYWOOD” OPENING NIGHT AWARDS & POST RECEPTION $15,000 / Sponsorship of kick off film festival and after-party. Includes: 20 reserved seats and 20 tickets to after-party with filmmakers. Reserved space with VIP table. Sponsored product to be featured during party. 300+

US$30000

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Marquee Sponsor

ACTIVATION & ON-SITE Logo on Step & Repeat Logo on Event Signage HOSPITALITY Concierge Services, branded VIP seating, early entry Festival Passes / Discount on additional Passes* Access to Hospitality area MARKETING EXPOSURE Logo in Program Ad in Program X (full pg color) Branding on Website Branding on Festival Passes/Lanyards Inclusion in print and electronic ads On screen ads during festival Logo in Eblasts Dedicated Eblasts Social Media Press Release Co-Branded Gift Bag (option) Premium logo item in gift bag (option) Rep inclusion in Panel discussion

US$50000

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Presenting $50,000

ACTIVATION & ON-SITE Logo on Step & Repeat Sponsorship of Opening Night (Awards, After-Party) Logo on Event Signage HOSPITALITY Concierge Services, branded VIP seating, early entry Festival Passes / Discount on additional Passes* Access to Hospitality area MARKETING EXPOSURE Logo in Program Ad in Program - Cover Branding on Website Branding on Festival Passes/Lanyards Inclusion in print and electronic ads On screen ads during festival Logo in Eblasts Dedicated Eblasts Social Media Press Release Co-Branded Gift Bag (option) Premium logo item in gift bag (option) Rep inclusion in Panel discussion

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The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) founded in 1996 by Sandra Evers-Manly, is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. Through Film Festivals, Award Ceremonies, Book
Signings, Script Readings, Contests, Scholarships, other programs and special events, BHERC recognizes the contributions of Black men and women in front of and behind the scenes in the entertainment industry. BHERC Signature programs include:
 

African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film
Showcase

Now in its 24th year, the African American Film Marketplace and S.E.Manly Short Film Showcase was started as a forum for African American filmmakers to showcase their films while networking with industry personnel and others. The films and documentaries screened are under an hour and feature a host of topics that inspire, challenge, make us laugh and more.
Over the years the festival has included various speakers and workshops; such as Writers on Writing, Directors on Directing, the Pitch Tent and the Casting Couch. In addition to the Film Showcase, there is an annual Youth Diversity Film Festival for
Middle and High School Students. This Youth festival provides a forum for students to display their talent and discuss some of the key challenges that students face today.The African American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase annually
kicks off with A Great Day In Black Hollywood, an evening that pays tribute to African American pioneers and leaders in the film industry and community as well as celebrating a new generation of filmmakers.

Reel Black Men Film Festival
BHERC spotlights shorts created by Black male filmmakers. This
screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African
American male directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process.

SISTAS Are Doin’ It For Themselves Film Festival
BHERC spotlights shorts created by Black female filmmakers. This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging African
American female directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry,
passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process.

Youth Diversity Film Festival
BHERC spotlights shorts created by diverse student filmmakers.
This screening and dialog is an opportunity for emerging young
directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film
screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent filmmaking process. 

Artistry in Motion
Artistry in Motion seminars target students with strong interests in
art, computer graphics, and animation. The seminars cover methods of developing animation storyboards and the production of current animated commercials, television shows, and film and music videos. Artistry seminars are designed to introduce middle and high school students to the magical world of animation and the diverse opportunities in animation.

Fight Back With Film
Born out of Sandra Evers-Manly’s concern and compassion for
Mothers who have lost their children to gang violence, Fight Back
With Film was a competition for BHERC filmmakers to create
new projects that would effect a change in gang violence and
its impact on our families, friends and the community. Four short films and one documentary were produced through this program and have been recognized by various organizations and public schools as a tool in their mission to address gang violence.

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