Become a Sponsor
The organisers welcome commercial support for the festival in its entirety and also for its separate elements, as outlined below.
Screening Sessions: Each screening session will identify with a theme, will be promoted accordingly and may be linked to a sponsor.
BFI Youth Day: This unique new programme will bring together both young filmmakers examining development issues as well as those wishing to do so.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in discussing the sponsorship of any of these events, including agreement on brand association.
Become a partner agency
With a common aim of addressing many of the issues raised in the festival programme, the We The Peoples Film Festival currently enjoys the active support of leading international development agencies. We see collaboration with development and aid professionals as vital to the value and growth of the festival, both in enabling informed debate and in engaging the public with the issues and challenges presented.
As accredited partners, agencies can assist by:
- Submitting their own agency films to be considered for the festival.
- Promoting the festival and materials to their own supporter base. This could be through newsletters, social-networking groups or mutual links on agency websites. Promotional material can be supplied.
- Providing expert panel members for discussions about some of the issues highlighted during screenings.
- Provide feedback and advice to filmmakers through workshops.
- Offer general expertise, contacts and advice to the festival organising committee about:
i) The festival, its promotion, potential venues, sponsors, programme content etc.
ii) Outreach activities, maximising public exposure of the films and issues through additional and untapped distribution channels, as well as new outreach activities for the DVDs and supporting materials.
iii) Supporting materials, help with the creation of comprehensive and engaging supporting materials.
Sponsors & Supporters
The BFI is the nation’s cultural organization for film, keeping the breadth of voices in moving image culture alive and known. Through its venues, festivals, film releases and online, the BFI inspires people to understand and enjoy film culture, ensuring that everyone in the UK can see the broadest range and choice of films, otherwise not provided by commercial cinema. The BFI reaches an audience of over 7.5 million in the UK every year. The BFI is a public body part funded by DCMS through the UK Film Council. For every £1 it receives in grant-in-aid, the BFI raises a further £1.50 through self-generated means.
The Ashdown Academy has combined experience of more than 70 years in delivering training and events. It has not only worked on and delivered some of the most successful events in the events industry but has also directed training courses with leading suppliers of event management training. Its approach to training is not only award winning but also recognised across the industry as the standard. Students from Ashdown Academy gain experience in curating and managing all screenings in the We The Peoples Film Festival.
United Nations Association Westminster Branch
The We The Peoples Film Festival is a project of UNA Westminster, the most active UNA branch in the UK. Other annual initiatives include an International Law lecture and a conference to mark the International Day of UN Peacekeepers which is followed by a diplomatic wreath-lying ceremony at the Cenotaph, Whitehall, which is the largest such event worldwide.
The We the Peoples Film Festival works with FESTHOME, an internet-based film submission service to encourage international submissions. It breaks with the classical concept of distribution to film festivals, on DVD, paper and postal envelope, adapting to the newest Internet technologies while offering the highest screening quality out of all online submission platforms.
Sponsors & Supporters