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GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY

FESTIVAL 2009

WORLDEAF Cinema Festival 2009 Sponsorship Packages


The future of deaf cinema has arrived


Table of Contents Introduction • page 5 An Invitation from Marlee Matlin • page 7 WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Mission Statement • page 9 Sponsorship Opportunities • page 11 Investment Partner • page 13 Executive Producer • page 15 Producer • page 17 Director • page 19 Editor • page 21 Forum Host • page 23 Screening Room Host • page 25 Meal Host • page 27 Reception Sponsor • page 29 WORLDEAF Cinema Awards Sponsor • page 31 Contact Information • page 33 Sponsor Request Form • page 35


Introduction Deaf cinema has made a profound impact on the lives of people around the world. In recognition of excellence in deaf filmmaking, Gallaudet University will hold its first triennial WORLDEAF Cinema Festival, November 4–7, 2009, in Washington, DC USA. The four day festival will include professional and student film competitions. It will also spotlight the international dimension of deaf cinema and the diversity of the world’s deaf and hard of hearing communities. The festival also seeks to promote interaction between industry representatives and festival registrants through keynote speakers, panel sessions, film screenings and community forums. For more information about our conference, please visit our website. http://wdcf.gallaudet.edu

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An Invitation from Marlee Matlin

Greetings! Gallaudet University is proud to host the international WORLDEAF Cinema Festival. As honorary chair of the festival and a member of Gallaudet University’s Board of Trustees, it is my pleasure and honor to extend to you a personal invitation to participate as a sponsor. Your sponsorship will contribute considerably to this significant milestone in the history of cinema for deaf people. We are offering opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing filmmakers to meet and share their work. I look forward to your support and meeting you at the festival.

Marlee Matlin http://wdcf.gallaudet.edu

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WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Mission Statement Since the beginning of cinema, deaf people have embraced the communicative and artistic potential of the medium. Film and video have expanded the horizons of deaf and hard of hearing people throughout the world. As computer technology continues to advance and develop, global platforms for cross-cultural visual communication have emerged. Today deaf filmmakers have more distribution options and wider potential audiences than ever before. To spotlight and stimulate the current opportunities in deaf cinema, Gallaudet University is hosting an international festival. This event will celebrate past and present accomplishments in deaf cinema, as well as promote interaction among industry representatives, filmmakers, and registrants. Festival attendees will have opportunities to view classic and new productions in deaf cinema, attend an awards dinner and WORLDEAF Cinema Awards program, browse industry-related exhibits, and learn about the world of vlogging. A key component of the festival will be question and answer sessions with industry experts and community forums focused on challenges facing deaf filmmakers. The festival will also showcase the work of student filmmakers and encourage their participation.

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Sponsorship Opportunities We invite you to join us and Honorary Chair Marlee Matlin in celebrating international deaf cinema by becoming a festival sponsor. Sponsors will be recognized throughout the conference events and social gatherings in a variety of formats. Most importantly your contribution will provide the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival opportunities to break new ground in the world of cinema. Your contribution to the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival will also support Gallaudet University’s mission to preserve deaf history and recognize the creative and cultural contributions of deaf people. Sponsorship will also help increase awareness of deaf cinema within the greater film and media industry, and provide international deaf filmmakers with unique professional networking opportunities. In addition, your organization will have access to a special niche audience interested in all realms of film resources, products, and technology. We invite you to join us in making this exciting event a resounding success.

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Investment Partner (One sponsorship opportunity available) $75,000 Print Exposure • Full page advertisement in the conference program book • Your organization’s logo on signage at on-site conference registration • Your organization’s logo in the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony program • Your organization’s logo on WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony ticket • Your organization’s logo placed on sponsorship press background displayed in the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony reception area • Your organization’s name on conference participant lanyard

Media Exposure • Mentioned in all press releases • Your organization’s logo on conference marketing literature

Web Exposure • Your organization’s logo on all e-mail blasts • Your organization’s logo on website with link to your organization website

Theatre Exposure • Your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on screen prior to start of the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony

Direct Participation • Six full conference registrations that will include: WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Opening Ceremony Reception Deaf Club for three nights WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Banquet WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

Exhibit Participation • Center Island in the Exhibit Area http://wdcf.gallaudet.edu

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Executive Producer (Two sponsorship opportunities available) $50,000 Print Exposure • Half page advertisement in the conference program book • Your organization’s logo on signage at on-site conference registration • Your organization’s logo in Opening Ceremony program • Your organization’s logo placed on sponsorship press background displayed in the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Opening Ceremony Reception area

Media Exposure • Your organization’s logo on press releases

Web Exposure • Your organization’s logo on all e-mail blasts • Your organization’s logo on website with link to your organization website

Theatre Exposure • Your organization’s logo will be prominently displayed on screen prior to start of WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Opening Ceremony

Direct Participation • Four full conference registrations that will include: WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Opening Ceremony Reception Deaf Club for three nights WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Banquet WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

Exhibit Participation • One 6-foot table in the Exhibit Area

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Producer (Four sponsorship opportunities available) $25,000 Print Exposure • Half page advertisement in the conference program book • Your organization’s logo on signage at on-site conference registration • Your organization’s logo on WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Banquet program

Web Exposure • Your organization’s logo on all e-mail blasts • Your organization’s logo on website with link to your organization website

Theatre Exposure • Your organization’s logo on passes

Direct Participation • Two full conference registrations that will include: WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Opening Ceremony Reception Deaf Club for three nights WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Banquet WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

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Director (Six sponsorship opportunities available) $15,000 Print Exposure • One quarter page advertisement in the conference program book • Your organization’s logo on signage at on-site conference registration • Your organization’s logo on signage at Deaf Club venue

Web Exposure • Your organization’s logo on all e-mail blasts • Your organization’s logo on website with link to your organization website

Direct Participation • Two tickets to: WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

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Editor (Ten sponsorship opportunities available) $5,000 Print Exposure • One quarter page advertisement in the conference program book • Your organization’s logo on signage at on-site conference registration

Web Exposure • Your organization’s logo on our website

Direct Participation • Two tickets to: WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

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Forum Host (Six sponsorship opportunities available) $2,500 Available Forums: Forum 1: Thursday, November 5 morning Forum 2: Thursday, November 5 afternoon Forum 3: Friday, November 6 morning Forum 4: Friday, November 6 afternoon Forum 5: Saturday, November 7 morning Forum 6: Saturday, November 7 afternoon

Naming Exposure • The sponsored Forum will be referred to as the [Sponsor] Forum.

Acknowledgment Exposure • Three rotating slide ads will be displayed during seating before forum • Verbal acknowledgment and speaking opportunities before sponsored forum • Posters outside the forum area • Literature and/or other marketing collateral (samples, coupons, etc.) distributed at hosted forum

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Screening Room Host (Eight sponsorship opportunities available) Starting at $1,500 Available Screening Rooms: Festival Award Competitive Films These films, all produced after 2005, are screened by a jury who are professionals in the film and video industry.

Screening Room 1: Thursday afternoon $2,500 Screening Room 2: Thursday evening $2,500 Screening Room 3: Friday afternoon $2,500 Screening Room 4: Friday evening $2,500 Screening Room 5: Saturday afternoon $2,500 Olde Tyme Classic Films These films are non-competitive and were produced prior to 2005. They are films and videos shown at previous deaf film festivals, or accessible through Gallaudet University’s Video Library.

Screening Room 6: Thursday afternoon $1,500 Screening Room 7: Friday afternoon $1,500 Screening Room 8: Saturday afternoon $1,500

Naming Exposure • The hosted screen will be referred to as The [Sponsor] Screening Room in all publication and oral communications

Acknowledgment Exposure • Three rotating slide ads will be displayed during seating before screening • Verbal acknowledgment and speaking opportunities before sponsored screening • Posters in the Screening Room area • Literature and/or other marketing collateral (samples, coupons, etc.) distributed at hosted screening

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Meal Host (Nine sponsorship opportunities available) Starting at $3,000 Available Meals: Meal 1: Thursday breakfast $3,000 Meal 2: Thursday lunch $5,000 Meal 3: Thursday dinner $7,000 Meal 4: Friday breakfast $3,000 Meal 5: Friday lunch $5,000 Meal 6: Friday dinner $7,000 Meal 7: Saturday breakfast $3,000 Meal 8: Saturday lunch $5,000

Acknowledgment Exposure • Posters in the dining room area • Literature and/or other marketing collateral (samples, coupons, etc.) distributed at hosted screening

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Reception Sponsor (Six sponsorship opportunities available) Starting at $3,000 Available Receptions: Reception 1: Thursday Exhibition Reception $3,000 Reception 2: Thursday Deaf Club Reception $5,000 Reception 3: Friday Exhibition Reception $3,000 Reception 4: Friday Deaf Club Reception $5,000 Reception 5: Saturday Exhibition Reception $3,000 Reception 6: Saturday Deaf Club Reception $5,000

Acknowledgment Exposure • Posters in the exhibition/Deaf Club area • Literature and/or other marketing collateral (samples, coupons, etc.) distributed at hosted Exhibition/Deaf Club

Direct Participation • 2 participation tickets to Exhibition and/or Deaf Club

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WORLDEAF Cinema Awards Sponsor (Seven sponsorship opportunities available)

Starting at $1,500 Available Awards: George W. Veditz Lifetime Achievement Award $5,000 Best Picture (feature) Award $2,500 Best Picture (short) Award $2,500 Best Documentary Award $2,500 Best Vlog Award $1,500 Best Student Film Award $1,500 Honorable Mention Award $1,500

Acknowledgment Exposure • One quarter page advertisement in the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards program book • Your organization’s logo placed on sponsorship banners displayed at WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Award Reception area • Your company’s product or service will be placed in the complimentary bag for the award winner

Direct Participation • 1 participation ticket to WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Banquet • 1 participation ticket to WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Ceremony • 1 participation ticket to WORLDEAF Cinema Festival Awards Reception

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Contact Information Jane Norman, Ph.D. Professor of Communication Studies Producer and Director Gallaudet University WORLDEAF Cinema Festival 800 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002 E-mail: jane.norman@gallaudet.edu Doris Parent Acting Director of Development Office of Development Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave., NE Washington, DC 20002 E-mail: doris.parent@gallaudet.edu

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Sponsor Request Form Become a sponsor of the WORLDEAF Cinema Festival 2009 by completing both sides of this form and fax it to Ms. Kim Sexton at 202-651-5476, or mail to Gallaudet University WORLDEAF Cinema Festival, Attn: Jane Norman, Kendall Hall, Room 204A, 800 Florida Avenue, NE, Washington, D.C., 20002, USA. If you have any questions, please send an e-mail to jane.norman@gallaudet.edu. Name: Company Name: Address: City/State/Zip/Country: Phone: E-mail address: Website:

Total: $ (total of your sponsorship choice from other side) If sponsor should elect to cancel this agreement after this form is signed and received a penalty equaling 20% of the sponsorship/ad rate will be assessed and must be paid within ten days of cancellation. In signing this form, all parties agree to the terms stated above.

Signature

Date

Festival Representative

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Sponsorship Opportunities ❒ Investment Partner ❒ Executive Producer ❒ Producer ❒ Director ❒ Editor

$75,000 $50,000 $25,000 $15,000 $5,000

Forum Host ❒ Forum 1: Thursday, November 5 morning ❒ Forum 2: Thursday, November 5 afternoon ❒ Forum 3: Friday, November 6 morning ❒ Forum 4: Friday, November 6 afternoon ❒ Forum 5: Saturday, November 7 morning ❒ Forum 6: Saturday, November 7 afternoon

$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500

Screening Room Host ❒ Screening Room 1: Thursday afternoon ❒ Screening Room 2: Thursday evening ❒ Screening Room 3: Friday afternoon ❒ Screening Room 4: Friday evening ❒ Screening Room 5: Saturday afternoon ❒ Screening Room 6: Thursday afternoon ❒ Screening Room 7: Friday afternoon ❒ Screening Room 8: Saturday afternoon

$2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Meal Host ❒ Meal 1: Thursday breakfast ❒ Meal 2: Thursday lunch ❒ Meal 3: Thursday dinner ❒ Meal 4: Friday breakfast ❒ Meal 5: Friday lunch ❒ Meal 6: Friday dinner

$3,000 $5,000 $7,000 $3,000 $5,000 $7,000

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❒ Meal 7: Saturday breakfast ❒ Meal 8: Saturday lunch

$3,000 $5,000

Reception Sponsor ❒ Reception 1: Thursday Exhibition reception ❒ Reception 2: Thursday Deaf Club reception ❒ Reception 3: Friday Exhibition reception ❒ Reception 4: Friday Deaf Club reception ❒ Reception 5: Saturday Exhibition reception ❒ Reception 6: Saturday Deaf Club reception

$3,000 $5,000 $3,000 $5,000 $3,000 $5,000

WORLDEAF Cinema Awards Sponsor ❒ George M. Veditz Life Achievement Award ❒ Best Picture (feature) Award ❒ Best Picture (short) Award ❒ Best Documentary Award ❒ Best Vlog Award ❒ Best Student Film Award ❒ Honorable Mention Award

$5,000 $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $1,500 $1,500 $1,500

Total: $


With your support, tomorrow’s filmmakers will move forward


Gallaudet University is the world leader in liberal arts education and career development for deaf and hard-of-hearing undergraduate students. The University enjoys an international reputation for the outstanding graduate programs it provides deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students, as well as for the quality of the research it conducts on the history, language, culture, and other topics related to deaf people. In addition, the University’s Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center serves deaf and hard-of-hearing children at its two demonstration schools and throughout the nation by developing, implementing, and disseminating innovative educational strategies. www.gallaudet.edu

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