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Founded by filmmakers for filmmakers, Lowestoft Film Festival (LFF) is a regional and national celebration of film, hosted annually in Lowestoft – the UK’s most easterly town.

Our festival brings in new audiences from a variety of locations and demographics that all share a love for cinema and independent film. In turn, this will expose your brand to a range of new people, potential customers and potential followers.

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Driven by true determination and passion to discover the undiscovered, the festival actively provides filmmakers, students and aspiring creatives the opportunity to have their film/s screened to an audience as part of a major festival.

Over 80 independent filmmakers showcased their talent at the 2022 festival, which was attended by over 2000 people across three venues within the town – and so far we’ve already received over 150 submissions for 2023 (as of 2 March 2023).

Plans are underway to create an even bigger celebration of independent film within the town for 2023, by partnering with new venues and introducing further categories.

However, it’s our sponsors that make LFF as accessible as possible, enabling us to continue to keep entry fees and ticket prices low.

Festival Founders – Left: Joshua Freemantle Right: Patrick Johnson

CORPORATE PACKAGES:

BRONZE – Category Award Sponsor: £100 –

  • 2x Full Access Lowestoft Film Festival Passes
  • 2x Invitations to our Awards Ceremony & Launch Events
  • Logo on our website – with embedded link to your website (2022 – 10,000+ visitors)
  • Logo/Brand mentioned within category write up
 
SILVER – Programme Event Sponsor: £150 –
  • 2x Full Access Lowestoft Film Festival Passes
  • 2x Invitations to our Awards Ceremony & Launch Events
  • Logo on our website – with embedded link to your website (2022 – 10,000+ visitors)
  • Logo on our free festival schedule (10,000 copies printed & available online)
  • Logo with a selected programme event in our programme
 

GOLD – Festival Award Ceremony Sponsor: £200 – 1 Package Left

  • 2x Full Access Lowestoft Film Festival Passes
  • 2x Invitations to our Awards Ceremony & Launch Events
  • Logo on our screen before the start of our award ceremony opening presentation
  • Logo on our website – with embedded link to your website (2022 – 10,000+ visitors)
  • Logo on our free printed festival schedule (10,000 copies printed & available online) & programme
  • 2x Mentions on our social media
 

PLATINUM – Festival Volunteers Sponsor: £250 – No Packages Left

  • 3x Full Access Lowestoft Film Festival Passes
  • 3x Invitations to our Awards Ceremony & Launch Events
  • Logo on our website – with embedded link to your website (2022 – 10,000+ visitors)
  • Logo on the back of all festival volunteer t-shirts
  • Logo on our free printed festival schedule (10,000 copies printed & available online) & programme
  • Quarter page advert in our 2023 Programme
  • Opportunity to give away merchandise & marketing material to Award ceremony VIPs
  • 3x Mentions on our social media
 
Packages can be combined: email sunrisestudios@accessct.org to discuss your combination.
 
 
Officially selected entries from each category will go on to screen at the film festival as part of the official 2023 programme through a fair judging process.
 
We are committed to reaching and engaging with the widest possible audience in a region that is under-represented for opportunities to engage with independent film/creative industries.
 

KEY 2022 STATS:

  • 10,000 + Website visits
  • 2,000 + In-person Attendees
  • Instagram over 1.2k followers
  • Nearing 400 Submissions
  • 86 Film Screenings
  • 3 Community venues
  • 14 Awards
 
10,000 festival schedules will be distributed around our partner community venues in Lowestoft, as well as places of interest & visitor information points across Norfolk/Suffolk.
 

Programmes will be available throughout the duration of the festival at venues and available to buy online afterwards (subject to stock levels).

PROGRAMME ADVERTS:

Whole Page Advert £200: A5 – 148 x 210mm

Half Page Advert £150: A6 – x 105mm

Quarter Page Advert £100: A7 – 74 x 105mm

Artwork Requirements:
Please provide adverts as a press quality (high resolution) PDF, with graphics and photos embedded. When exporting please include a 3mm bleed.

In-kind donations are also greatly valued, LFF will do its best to line them up with cash sponsorship packages. Sponsorship/advert agreements can be tailored to suit you, if you have any questions, or proposals, get in touch to discuss how support can be achieved.
 
 
Programmes will be sold throughout the festival with all donations going to regional charity Access Community Trust.
 
 

FEEDBACK

“Such a badge of honour for Lowestoft to do good stuff like this”- Audience Member
“I absolutely loved attending my first-ever film festival, and it had a great atmosphere,
I felt very welcomed and watching other independent film that I otherwise wouldn’t have
ever watched” – Jack
“It was really lovely to see the town get involved in the arts, there’s never been that much engagement before” – Audience Member
 

WHAT 2022 SUBMITTERS HAVE TO SAY –

Eliza Riley – “It was a pleasure to attend and enter Lowestoft Film Festival. Every step of the way we felt supported by the team. The experience of seeing our film at the festival was so special, especially after watching everything else running there. We felt a real achievement in being showcased along side such great filmmaking talent. We will definitely be entering into the festival again. Thank you Lowestoft.”
Amelia Hunt – “Absolutely wonderful festival with lots of support for film makers. Thrilled to have something so wonderful in Lowestoft.”

Louis Holder – “Fantastic place to hold the easy Anglian premiere of my latest award-winning short doc – Cinema Now. Josh and the team were so kind and had such a memorable day there… can’t wait to see what the guys have in store for next year’s edition of the festival. Are you coming with?”

 
To discuss sponsorship & advertising email sunrisestudios@accessct.org
 
 

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