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Sponsorship

Opportunities 10-14 OCTOBER

2016


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WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL WHO WE ARE

The Wildscreen Festival is the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world.

OUR GOAL

To convene the best filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals with the most committed conservationists to create compelling stories about the natural world; that inspire the wider public to experience it, feel part of it and protect it.

WHAT WE DO

For over 34 years the Festival has been the global leader in convening the very best filmmakers, photographers, broadcasters, technologists and conservation organisations. Together we are transforming the craft of 2

natural world storytelling across platforms and audiences. The Festival defines industry agendas, providing unique access to the sector’s most influential, powerful and innovative thoughtleaders and decision-makers. Through an unrivalled programme of events including workshops, masterclasses, screenings and sessions, it shares the inside track on emerging trends and is the most powerful platform for emerging talent to break into the industry. It is also the home of the illustrious Wildscreen Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honouring the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling.


WILDSCREEN 2014 IN NUMBERS

836

DELEGATES FROM 39 COUNTRIES

MORE THAN

86

250

64

SCREENINGS SPEAKERS

4,000

SESSIONS, MASTERCLASSES, PUBLIC AUDIENCE KEYNOTES & NETWORKING EVENTS

WILDSCREEN FESTIVAL 2016

BE PART OF THE STORY

It’s essential to Wildscreen that our sponsors

and partners are part of our story and that we empower you to tell yours. We want to build and nurture powerful, mutually-beneficial partnerships. We will work with you to create an ecosystem that tells your story, and helps you achieve your business objectives and engage with key influencers and audiences. We will work with you to create and cultivate a powerful partnership that helps you tell your story to our audience

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Transformative visual storytelling will be at the heart of Wildscreen Festival 2016. With more than half the world’s population living in urban areas, the Festival will challenge how and where people experience the natural world, the ways in which stories are told and lead the charge in creating a world-wide paradigm shift in the number of eyes on the natural world. Storytellers are powerful gatekeepers to the natural world. Join us and be one of them.


SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES No matter what level of investment you decide to make you’ll also receive standard benefits, including brand presence and promotion via Wildscreen’s platforms, bespoke communication opportunities to our audience and much more.

HEADLINE SPONSOR

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

SPONSOR

SUPPORTER

£20k+

£40k+ £4k+

MAJOR SPONSOR

£10k+

£1k+

PARTNER BENEFITS ■ High visibility and brand awareness before, during and after to a global audience

■ Tailored events and activity to suit specific business objectives

■ Network and engage with key influencers, decisionmakers, talent and VIPs

■ Opportunities to entertain partners, clients and staff and reach new ones

■ Discounted prices on partner upgrade options ■ Association with a worldleading conservation organisation and its vital work

HEADLINE SPONSORSHIP Wildscreen is looking to work with a brand that shares our commitment to transforming natural world storytelling and inspiring millions of people around the world to fall in love with nature. You would be synonymous with the world’s leading international festival celebrating and advancing storytelling about the natural world and at the forefront in the eyes of press, 850+ industry influencers and talent, over 4,000 members of the public and an online audience of millions. Wildscreen Festival will take over Bristol – Europe’s Green Capital (2015) – for five wild days, providing you with unparalleled

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brand exposure in the world’s ‘Green Hollywood’. We will tailor the Festival to reflect your needs and embed your brand within the heart of it, providing limitless opportunities for bespoke events and priority content. Headline sponsorship comes with a minimum investment of £40,000 and is negotiated separately so we can provide a bespoke package which suits your strategy.


PRINCIPAL SPONSORSHIP As a Principal Sponsor, you will benefit from optimum visibility throughout the Wildscreen Festival. Your brand would be synonymous with the Festival, featuring on all major marketing collateral throughout the event, the city and online. Unique benefits also include: l Optimum brand visibility, billing and promotion

l A branded area of your own in the delegate

throughout the Festival, including key events, signage, online and in print

lounge

l Keynote session naming rights and curation

tailored to you and for your audience. These can include high-profile screenings and social events, invited receptions and VIP dinners, some of which may require additional investment.

l Wildscreen Panda Award category

naming rights l VIP invitations and access to special events

l The opportunity to host a bespoke event

MAJOR SPONSORSHIP As a Major Sponsor, enjoy being high-profile throughout the Wildscreen Festival. Your brand would be associated with the Festival, featuring on all major marketing collateral throughout the event, the city and online. Unique benefits also include: l High-profile brand visibility, billing

l A branded area of your own in the

delegate lounge

and promotion throughout the Festival, including key events, signage, online and in print

l The opportunity to host a large-scale

l Session naming rights and curation

naming rights for an additional ÂŁ2k

bespoke evening event l Wildscreen Panda Award category

SPONSORSHIP As a Sponsor make your presence felt at the Wildscreen Festival. Unique benefits also include:

signage, online and in print

l Brand visibility, billing and promotion

l Upgrade to session naming rights and

throughout the Festival, including key events,

curation for an additional ÂŁ2k

SUPPORTER l Brand visibility and billing as a Festival Supporter on key literature and online l 10% discount on all delegate passes

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SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

MAJOR SPONSOR SUPPORTER SPONSOR

£20,000+ £10,000+ £4,000+ £1,000+

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Complimentary VIP week delegate passes Complimentary Panda Awards ceremony tickets Discounted prices on additional delegate passes Additional VIP invitations and access to special invite-only events

4 2 1 0 4 2 1 0

20% 10% 10% 10% ✓

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

Keynote session naming rights and curation

Session naming rights and curation

★ £2,000+

★ ★ £5,000+

★ ★ £8,000+

Preferential pricing and stand placement for Technology Showcase Host a high-profile bespoke evening event

PANDA AWARDS

Wildscreen Panda Award category naming rights

★ £2,000+

★ £2,000+

First Right of Refusal for Panda Awards sponsorship

BRAND VISIBILITY AND PROMOTION

Your logo on all onsite signage

✓ Key sites only

Your logo on every page of the Festival mini-website

Your logo on all print/online ad-campaigns

Your logo on all printed marketing materials

✓ Guide

Your logo on all e-news communications

Sponsor activation messaging via Festival social media platforms

Bespoke communication opportunities to Wildscreen’s audience including eshots

★ POA

Announcement of sponsor status in the Festival e-news and on website

Use of the Wildscreen and Wildscreen Festival logo in your relevant communications

Prominent full page colour ad in the Festival guide

★ POA

★ POA

Branded area in delegate lounge

Inclusion of a promotional item/gift within delegate bags

Priority access to brand official Festival merchandise

✓ Key sites only ✓ Key sites only ✖

✓ Guide ✓ Guide

✓Text Acknowledgement

✓ Included

★ Available as an upgrade ✖ Not available

* A typical sponsorship package can include the items listed above. Contact us for a custom proposal.

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PARTIES & PLACES

Our delegates and VIPs love a get together, so host a branded reception or bespoke event at the Wildscreen Festival. We will work with you to create a guest list of people you want to engage with. Opportunities include:

Price*

Delegate Lounge Be seen where deals are done. Brand it as your own From £10,000 Bespoke evening event Have your name in lights! Party Night Become a Wildscreen institution! Happy Hour 17.30 - 18.30 daily

From £10,000

From £8,000 £3,000/day

Invited dinners Dine with decision-makers

From £3,000

Invited breakfasts/lunches

From £1,000

BRANDED MERCHANDISE

Be seen by every delegate! Merchandise is one of our most popular and most remembered options. Talk to us about what would best fit your brand and we will help to make your presence felt at the Festival. Opportunities include:

Price*

Delegate bag

£10,000

Delegate lanyard

£10,000

Volunteer t-shirts

£5,000

PEOPLE

We’re passionate about emerging talent so if you are too, talk to us about sponsoring the next cohort of natural world storytellers. Take the industry’s most exciting emerging talent, aged 17-24 years, under your wing and sponsor a ROAR Talent Bursary, giving them full access to the Festival and industry expertise. The scheme is advertised internationally and will carry your branding on all call outs and press. ROAR Talent - From £2,000

PANDA AWARDS The Wildscreen Panda Awards ceremony is the most prestigious event in the natural world storytelling calendar. The Panda Awards or ‘Green Oscars’ honour the most remarkable achievement in the craft of natural world filmmaking and storytelling. This year will see us going back to our roots, with the glittering Panda Awards ceremony returning to its birthplace at the Colston Hall, Bristol’s biggest and most beautiful concert hall. It’s our most dazzling event and is attended by more than 850+ of the world’s most talented, innovative and game-changing creative professionals along with over 1,000 representatives from the world’s leading conservation organisations, dignitaries and the public. It’s an event like no other. Have your brand positioned side-by-side with industry giants and on a world stage. Opportunities include: Ceremony naming rights

Price* £30,000

Drinks reception

£6,000

Aftershow party

£6,000

Award category sponsorship £3,000/award

Panda Award categories are: Animal Behaviour, Campaign, Children’s, Cinematography, Editing, Emerging Talent, Impact, Innovation, Music, People and Nature, Popular Broadcast, Presenter, Science, Script, Series, Short, Sound, Theatrical.

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PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME & PACKAGES

A dedicated day programme on Friday 14 October, running alongside the main festival content, will offer a stellar line up of keynotes, masterclasses and sessions from the world’s very best wildlife and conservation photographers and industry experts. We are looking to work with partners who share our commitment to celebrating and advancing natural world storytelling and conservation through photography. By partnering with Wildscreen, you would become synonymous with Europe’s leading wildlife conservation photography event.

HEADLINE SPONSOR

£20k+

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

£10k+

MAJOR SPONSOR

£5k+

SUPPORTER

£1k+

HEADLINE SPONSORSHIP Wildscreen is looking to work with a brand that shares our commitment to transforming natural world storytelling and inspiring millions of people around the world to fall in love with nature through the power of photography. As Headline Sponsor, you would be synonymous with Europe’s leading must-attend event in the wildlife and environmental photography calendar.

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Headline sponsorship comes with a minimum investment of £20,000 and is negotiated separately so we can provide a bespoke package that reflects your needs.


PRINCIPAL SPONSORSHIP As a Principal Sponsor, you will benefit from optimum visibility throughout the Photography Programme. Your brand would be synonymous with the Programme, featuring on all major marketing collateral throughout the event, the city and online. Unique benefits include: l Optimum brand visibility, billing and

l As a Principal Sponsor you will have the

promotion throughout the Festival, including key events, signage, online and in print

opportunity to host a bespoke event tailored to you and for your audience. These can include high-profile keynotes and social events, invited receptions and VIP dinners, some of which may require additional investment.

l Keynote session naming rights and

curation l VIP invitations and access to special events

MAJOR SPONSORSHIP As a Major Sponsor, you can enjoy being high-profile throughout the Photography Programme. Your brand would be associated with the Programme, featuring on all major marketing collateral throughout the event, the city and online. Unique benefits also include: l High-profile brand visibility, billing and

promotion throughout the Photography Programme, including key events, signage, online and in print l Session naming rights and curation

ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES There are many ways to make your presence felt as part of the Photography Programme, additional opportunities including: Reception sponsorship

From £3,000

Invited breakfasts/ lunches/dinners

From £1,000

Delegate book bag

From £2,000

Delegate lanyard

From £2,000

l VIP invitations and access to special

events

SUPPORTER l Brand visibility and billing as a Supporter

of the Photography Programme on key literature and online

No matter what level of investment you decide to make you’ll also receive standard benefits, including brand presence and promotion via Wildscreen’s platforms, bespoke communication opportunities to Wildscreen’s audience and much more.

l 10% discount on all delegate passes

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PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

MAJOR SPONSOR

SUPPORTER

£10,000 £5,000+ £1,000+

EVENT ATTENDANCE

Complimentary VIP Photography day delegate passes Discounted prices on additional delegate passes

4 2 0 20% 10% 10%

Additional VIP invitations and access to special invite-only events

Complimentary Wildscreen Panda Awards ceremony tickets

4 2 0

Discounted prices on Wildscreen Festival week delegate passes

20% 10% 10%

PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAMME

Keynote session naming rights and curation Session naming rights and curation Host a high-profile bespoke evening event

★ £5,000+

★ £8,000+

BRAND VISIBILITY AND PROMOTION

Your logo on all onsite signage

✓ Key sites only

✓ Key sites only

Your logo on the Photography Programme mini-website

Your logo on all print/online ad-campaigns

Your logo on all printed marketing materials

✓ Guide

✓ Guide

Your logo on all e-news communications

✓ Text acknowledgement

Sponsor activation messaging via Festival social media platforms

Bespoke communication opportunities to Wildscreen’s audience including eshots

★ POA

Announcement of sponsor status in the Festival e-news and on website

Use of the Wildscreen and Wildscreen Festival logo in your relevant communications

Prominent full page colour ad in the guide

★ POA

Inclusion of a promotional item/gift within delegate bags

Priority access to brand official merchandise ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ Included

★ Available as an upgrade ✖ Not available

* A typical sponsorship package can include the items listed above. Contact us for a custom proposal.

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PUBLIC EVENTS Bristol, the home of Wildscreen, is the world’s Green Hollywood. It has truly cemented itself as the global leader in natural world storytelling with around 35% of all natural history programming being created here. It’s the birthplace of the BBC Natural History Unit and many of the world’s leading independent production companies. Bristol is also a world leader in pioneering environmental efforts to create healthier and happier cities. It was the European Green Capital 2015, the first UK city to win this prestigious award. In 2016 we want to vastly increase public participation in the Festival and would like to work with partners who will join us in bringing the natural world and its storytellers to one of the UK’s largest cities. Be synonymous with the world’s Green Hollywood and be seen by half a million of Bristol’s residents. Support the public programme and be featured in marketing material and PR activity within the city, online and through Wildscreen’s platforms. Gain access to and align your brand with the world’s most remarkable natural world storytellers.

Sponsorship opportunities include: l Film screenings

From £5,000

l Outdoor wildlife photography exhibition

From £15,000

l Large outreach events (i.e. comedy night, talks)

From £10,000

l STEM Education school visits and resources

From £5,000

CONTACT US

For further information on all sponsorship and partnership opportunities, plus bespoke opportunities tailored to your requirements, please contact: Lucie Muir, Wildscreen Director E: lucie.muir@wildscreen.org T: +44 (0)117 929 1222

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2016 Wildscreen Festival Sponsorship Brochure