The Moondance International Film Festival, popularly known as the “American Cannes”, is one of the premier venues for the exhibition and promotion of feature and short films in the US, and one of the leading independent film festivals in the world. Dedicated to celebrating and sharing with national and international audiences the absolute best in the world of films and screenplays, film scores, and some 25 other genres, the festival features special presentations, retrospectives, workshops, pitch panels, networking events, celebrities, a gala awards reception and ceremony, and many of the world’s top independent film screenings. Moondance is currently located in Boulder, Colorado. 2010 was our 11th successful festival season. We are now seriously considering moving the film festival to a different location for the 2011 season’s event, and, possibly, beyond.

Our reason for contacting you, after extensive research and visiting your website, is this: would you or your company be interested in sponsoring, hosting, donating, and/or investing in the 2011 film festival, and promoting your national, international and/or regional brand at Moondance, which would greatly benefit you and your company, from an association with the overall concept of this festival?

Sponsoring an internationally-recognized and well-respected major film festival would greatly enhance your brand’s image, bring increased national and international tourism to the new venue, and promote the arts and culture of the area. For example, the Atlantis Resort & Casino, Paradise Island, Bahamas, fully sponsors and hosts the Bahamas International Film Festival, which brings in more tourism to the hotel and the island nation; Ralph Lauren’s Polo brand regularly sponsors the Telluride International Film Festival; American Express has fully funded New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival since its inception; and Apple has often sponsored Sundance, thereby greatly enhancing brand exposure to festival audiences for these corporate sponsors.

GLOBAL REACH THROUGH CULTURAL EVENTS: Overall, the intent would be to build on a variety of carefully crafted entertainment and cultural activities—in essence, furthering the global reach of Moondance International Film Festivalto new audiences and enhancing our existing entertainment offerings through collaborative programming. Generous support and financial sponsorships and donations can be critically important if the festival is to prosper, gain economic impact, and achieve a goal of sustainable economic growth, and to become more competitive globally.

LEGACY: A film festival can do so much more than make artistic connections – it can make human connections, which help break down barriers – this is why festivals are so important. A successful film festival requires dedicated people with the vision and tenacity to follow it through. It’s the story of a responsive infrastructure, sponsors who allow the festival room to grow and develop. It’s about a sophisticated range of artistic and financial initiatives that nurture what today’s generation has inherited. And most of all, it’s about people who care about the arts and culture, who care about society and about the legacy they leave to the next generation.

A MUTUALLY-BENEFICIAL OPPORTUNITY: Especially important for your consideration is the international brand of Moondance, an established, and well-respected film festival event, and annual competition. This well-regarded international film festival will allow your brand to showcase its products or services in an unprecedented way, and on a scale virtually guaranteed to garner global media and public attention.

At Moondance International Film Festival, we look for films that entertain, inform, inspire, encourage and educate. We believe that films can contribute to a healthier society, and that films should encourage the active involvement of audiences to connect and act collectively to address social challenges. Moondance screens narrative, documentary, music video and animation films that are innovative, distinctive, compelling and engaging, relevant to varied audiences, and which encourage participation.

Our film programs are always well-rounded, entertaining, and enlightening, highlighting diverse cultures, opinions, and stories. We welcome individual expression and are committed to presenting diverse points of view. Moondance aims, first of all, to entertain, and to increase awareness, provide multiple viewpoints, address complex social issues, provide forums for deliberation, and strengthen ties between a large variety of national and international audiences, thereby fostering and adding to the area’s economic impact, while promoting their brand to a wider audience.

Cities, states, tourist & development departments, individual donors and major corporations now see themselves as pro-active, major investors and sponsors of entertainment events, due to their increased understanding of the value of these events in terms of audience participation, and are seeing an important return on investment in the form of economic impact, strategic marketing value, and community engagement.

We are looking for financial support to help control the growing costs of event management, facilities, meals and support functions, so as to allow us to avoid high registration and ticketing fees, while directing more funding toward event programming and speaker resources that will allow us to continue providing the highest quality, value and return-on-investment possible, as well as offering our attendees a very special venue, the strongest line-up of workshop presenters, A-list celebrities in attendance, networking opportunities and screenings of the best independent films available anywhere.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this mutually-beneficial proposal. We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest possible convenience.




Sponsorship categories for corporations can be linked to “ownership” of festival venues and events. Companies or individuals may also choose to become our presenting sponsor with enhanced benefits and title credit, or may prefer to provide sponsorship of specific venues or events.

Sponsorships at certain contribution levels allow for distribution of goods and literature at the Festival’s Hospitality Center and to Festival guests, pass-holders and staff. Each of the sponsorship levels in which a corporation or individual participates will include their name and/or logo promoted prominently through the end of the year following the current festival..


Moondance International Film Festival provides its sponsoring partners with a full spectrum of marketing visibility. The Presenting Sponsor is the marquee sponsor with premier visibility and top billing. The other levels of sponsorship provide varying levels of promotion, all of which are designed to afford the corporation or individual maximum visibility both at the festival and in mailings, media releases and the print program.

Festival attendees and recipients of Moondance International Film Festival material are in the unique position of being involved in the decision-making as well as creative side of the industry. Exposure of your products and services in this arena will reach the international film & entertainment market you seek.

Since your company’s sponsorship is promoted for a full year, your marketing dollar receives maximum return on investment and enhanced visibility. As the Moondance International Film Festival continues to grow, this benefit will become even more valuable in the future.


• Festival Presenting Sponsor

• Festival Sponsor

• Festival Patron

• Festival Partner

• Festival Associate

• Festival Friend

• Festival Donor

• Columbine Donor

• Celebrity Guest

• Film Screenings

• Networking Events & Parties

• Music for events

• Awards Ceremony & Reception

• Advertising Sponsor

Thank you for your interest in the Moondance International Film Festival!

To make a contribution to the Moondance International Film Festival:
Contact Elizabeth English
303-818-5771 (iPhone) • 303-545-0202 (office)