Spotlight Patrons

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Become a Spotlight Patron

The Board of Directors of Cinema/Chicago and the Chicago International Film Festival invite you to become one of our Spotlight Patrons and underwrite a film for its Chicago premiere at North America’s Longest running competitive film festival! All Festival films are available at varying levels of support, see full details below.

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. Proceeds benefit the Chicago International Film Festival and its year-round programs, and donations are partially tax deductible.

To become a Spotlight Patron, please contact Rosie Galicia at rosie@chicagofilmfestival.com or by phone at 312-683-0121 x108.

Photo: Underwriter Lynn Steffen with The Hate U Give director George Tillman Jr.

Underwriter Lynn Steffen with The Hate U Give director George Tillman Jr.

Photo: Underwriter Jacolyn Bucksbaum of 2018 Centerpiece screening Wildlife

Underwriter Jacolyn Bucksbaum of 2018 Centerpiece screening Wildlife

Sponsorship Levels

SPOTLIGHT
PATRON

Help us bring entertaining, provocative and illuminating films from around the world to audiences in Chicago.

  • Underwrite multiple (2-3) screenings of one film.
  • Receive recognition on-screen, verbally, on the Festival website, and in the Festival program book.
  • Receive 10 premium reserved seats and commemorative gifts.

$2,500.00

PRIME SPOTLIGHT PATRON

Underwrite one of the higher profile films in the Festival, plus receive complimentary popcorn in the theater.

  • Includes Spotlight Patron benefits, plus…
  • Underwriting one of the higher profile films in the Festival with filmmakers and/or cast in attendance.
  • Receive a complimentary popcorn and bottle of water (1 per guest).

$5,000.00

SPECIAL PRESENTATION SPOTLIGHT PATRON

These films are some of our most highly anticipated and attended screenings of the Festival and include the full Festival experience before its theatrical release.

  • Includes Prime and Spotlight Patron benefits, plus…
  • Your film will be one of our highly anticipated Special Presentation/Highlight films (Last year included Beautiful Boy, Wildlife, and The Front Runner) which typically include a red carpet and high-profile guests in attendance.

$7,500.00

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT PATRON

Underwrite one of our Festival programs and support a diverse group of films.

  • Underwrite all screenings of all films designated in the selected Festival program.
  • Receive recognition on-screen, verbally, on the Festival website, and in the Festival program book.
  • Receive 10 premium reserved seats and commemorative gifts to all screenings of all films designated in the selected Festival program.

$10,000.00 and up

Sponsorship Example

Example of Spotlight Sponsorship recognition

Example of Spotlight Sponsorship recognition

To become a Spotlight Patron, please contact Rosie Galicia at rosie@chicagofilmfestival.com or by phone at 312-683-0121 x108.