As filmmaker John Carpenter succinctly put it, the horror and thriller genres have grown up part and parcel with the art of cinema. They are a staple of the form, have always been, and always will be. There is something fundamental about the audience need for these types of films, and for that reason, they inspire absolute devotion and loyalty among their fans.
The audience who attends our festival is thoughtful, smart, and, above all, dedicated to the people, organizations, and businesses that support the genre they feel such a strong connection to. This goes beyond mere entertainment, to a bond that builds true relationships. We believe that supporters of events like this one can build those same relationships and loyalty--turning our audience members into their new customers, patrons, or members.
Your logo and link will be listed among our supporters, partners, and sponsors on the main website, as well as through our social media outreach. It will also be included in our 8X11 full-color program magazine, with a print run of 1200!
We will spread the word about any of your news, promotions, or special announcements through our largest social media networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) three times per week, every week from the start of your sponsorship through the end of 2017! You will also have table space for promotional materials at the festival itself.
You will receive the benefits of the other packages (social media blasts, website presence, table presence) as well as full VIP access to the festival, in-person outreach to our attendees, our filmmakers, as well as Balboa Park crowds. Balboa Park is one of the tourist epicenters of San Diego! You will also have a half-page, full-color ad space in the program magazine and will be listed in the thank yous by the festival director before every event activity.
You will receive all earlier sponsorship benefits (social media blasts, logos and links on the website, as well as on print media, table space at the festival, VIP full-access to the event, in-person access to festival attendees, filmmakers, and Balboa Park crowds, and official thanks by festival director). You will also receive a full-color, full-page 8X11 ad in the program magazine, your logo will be on the official step and repeat for the red carpet, and you will have time allotted for a short video or commercial to play before every film!