“Cinema is not only about making people dream. It’s about changing things and making people think.”

Nadine Labaki  (Director, Capernaum)

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We create bespoke sponsorship package tailored to suit your business needs and budget. We work closely with you to ensure your message reaches the widest possible audience and generates maximum impact.

Our partnership opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Hospitality 
  • Branding
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

HOSPITALITY

Our supporters bring special guests, staff and prospective clients to the most talked about films in Bath. We screen the films everyone WILL be talking about in a few months time. Our previews have included:

  • The Favourite
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
  • Room
  • Birdman
  • The Kings Speech

all screened months before their national release.

Our partners enjoy networking at our Opening Night Party with like-minded supporters of the festival and Bath’s filmmakers and aficionados.

“It’s the friendliest festival in Bath – by a country mile” Audience member

QUALITY REACH

FilmBath’s audience represents 44,000 of the most innovative,  thoughtful diverse cultural leaders of Bath.

FilmBath Festival has an enviable 84% occupancy.

Our audience are intelligent, affluent, well read and predominantly come from a 40 mile radius around Bath.

Our top three ACORN groups are: Educated Urbanites, Prosperous Professionals and Wealthy Executives. 70% of our audience read broadsheet newspapers regularly.

Traditional Publicity

FilmBath Festival is publicised by 10,000 stunning 44 page colour brochures.

Our brochures and leaflets are distributed in libraries, universities, colleges, banks, shops and arts venues across the region.  They are supplemented by our extensive FilmBath Festival mailing list.

During October and November, banners are displayed in prominent locations around Bath – and venues and local shops around the city are filled with stunning film posters and info-graphics about the festival.

Digital Marketing

FilmBath Festival is very active and successful on social media. We have a large (over 25,000 strong), loyal and organically grown following on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, You Tube etc and we use these channels as well as our website to actively promote the festival and all of our collaborators.

BRAND EXPOSURE

  • FilmBath Website  à  15,220 unique visitors in Oct/Dec
  • FilmBath Social  à  25,000 organically grown followers with a reach of over 250,000
  • Supporter’s name/logo on each ticket for the appropriate film/s
  • In venue à  on our FilmNotes, handed out to every attendee plus verbal thank and promotion (if requested) before the start of the film
  • FilmBath’s E-Newsletter  à  4,000 (clean) SILVER/GOLD
  • In the city   à  in shop windows SILVER/GOLD
  • On screen in venues  à GOLD only

SOCIAL IMPACT

“Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.” – Martin Scorsese

We invite you to align your company to a 29 year old film festival which is genuinely committed to championing equality and diversity on screen and behind the camera.

Our commitment to diversity and equality includes:

  • The F-Rating was invented at the 2014 FilmBath Festival. It is a Fair Trade-like stamp to highlight films directed and/or written by women. What started as a something just for Bath is now used by 80 other film festivals and independent cinemas around the world as well as on IMDb, the biggest film website in the world.
  • At least 50% of the films we screen are directed by women .
  • We are committed to screening a superb selection of  films from Africa, South America and Asia.
  • Our LGBT+ strand is now in its fourth year and our LGBT+ audience has grown from under 5% to 18%.
  • We support emerging talent with our IMDb Awards which we have been running since 2012. We partner with Bath Spa University , GWR, Visual Imapct and of course IMDb to help fund and promote new filmmakers.
  • The IMDb New Filmmaker Award is for the best short film made by a first time filmmaker. The prize is £1000 to go towards the winner’s next film plus a title page on IMDb, £1,000-worth of hire kit from Visual Impact and help with distribution to other film festivals.
  • The IMDb Script to Screen Award is open to all comers from anywhere in the world, to write a script for a short film. The prize is £5,000 to make the film of your script, £1,000-worth of hire kit from Visual Impact, and a title page on IMDb.

PARTNERSHIP/SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS

  Bronze £500 Silver £1,500 Gold £5,000
What are you sponsoring? One film FilmBath Festival FilmBath
Tickets for reserved seats at the relevant film/s 3 10 30
Book additional tickets directly from FilmBath
Your name and logo prominently positioned in our new-look brochure
Credit and your own page on our fresh, beautiful website plus live link to your own website
Verbal thanks and acknowledgement before the start of the film – plus specific verbal promotion if requested
Your name and logo on FilmNotes – handed out before the film
Support and advice in targeting guests for best use of these complimentary tickets is available if required
Invitation to the Opening Night Party
Your name or your company’s logo on every ticket sold for the relevant film  
Opportunity to run a joint promotion with the venue to spread information about your product/services  
Your logo on posters around the city and in venues  
Your logo with links out to your website on our e-newsletters  
Bespoke social posts about you and your company/our partnership on: Facebook Twitter Instagram LinkedIn Pinterest  
Unique access to a special preview of each year’s programme, hosted by our creative director  
FilmBath FilmClub membership for two  
Your logo on screen at every film in the festival    
Your logo on ALL FilmNotes    
Verbal thanks at EVERY film    
A bespoke press release about our partnership    

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

Benefactors

Couple: £300 Single: £250

If you love film and you want to join the club, then join our Benefactors .

As a FilmBath Benefactor you will receive:

  • Priority Booking 5 days before tickets go on sale
  • Unique access to a special preview of each year’s programme, hosted by our creative director
  • Invitation to a special annual Benefactors’ open air screening in a beautiful setting
  • Invitation to the Opening Night Party of FilmBath Festival
  • Free tickets to FilmScore Grand Final, IMDb Script to Screen Final and the IMDb Awards
  • Invitations to special screenings of film previews during the year
  • Invitations to meet filmmakers and fellow benefactors

Sponsor an intern

£5,000 (£4,500 directly to the intern and £500 towards to fund the mentor)

The work opportunities at FilmBath are profound – because we are a small organisation our interns experience all aspects of running a film festival as well as gaining managerial, marketing and production experience.

Here is what our previous three Festival Assistants have to say about their experiences:

“Working for the festival was one of the most amazing experiences; I met remarkable people, learned invaluable knowledge and felt inspired to make change. It tops all of my work experience (including paid production work). The role also lead directly to a full time, paid position in a Bath based production company” Jess Edge

 “Working for the festival was a brilliant experience. I loved meeting and collaborating with the creative, enthusiastic and passionate team of volunteers to produce a festival. As well as being a lot of fun, the Festival Assistant work placement gave me an insight into working in events and helped me secure my current job in an arts organisation.” Laura Knight

“I had a great four months working as Festival Assistant for the festival. Each day was varied and I gained fantastic insight into how a festival works. Working for the festival was a brilliant experience and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in film and events: the experience led directly to gaining paid work for two other, large festivals.” Jessica Cowley

Sponsor FilmBath FilmClub

Banner sponsor: £5,000 p/a

FilmBath FilmClub is a new venture launching in winter 2019. 

A constant piece of feedback we receive year after year is “I wish the festival went on longer!” We listened and will be running monthly film screenings in Bath  with Q&As, post film discussions etc.

FilmClub will run from Dec 2019 – April 2020 screening the same kinds of films we screen at the festival – independent, art house, feature docs etc.