Support the Arts. Promote Your Business.

Gila Valley Film Festival is a film festival for low-budget and student filmmakers. We started GVFF to provide an opportunity for independent filmmakers to showcase their work and to bring new cultural offerings to the Gila Valley.

GVFF is partnering with the Safford Spring Festival on Main Street in Safford, Arizona on Friday and Saturday, April 22nd and 23rd. These two events will provide seemless entertainment and culture up and down historic Main Street. Festival attendees will be able to walk from wine tastings and cultural programming to film screenings. This is going to be a great cultural event for the Gila Valley and a great opportunity to promote your business.

An International Film FEstival IN THE GILA VALLEY

We received over 185 submissions from more than 30 countries making this a truly international film festival.

competition categories

We accepted film submissions in 6 categories:

Student Films

  • Narrative Student Short Films
  • Documentary Student Short Films

Short Films

  • Narrative Short Films
  • Documentary Short Films

Feature Films

  • Narrative Feature Films
  • Documentary Feature Films

awards

We will be giving out a total of 19 awards:

Student Film awards

  • Best Student Documentary Short Film
  • Best Direction in a Student Documentary Short Film
  • Best Student Narrative Short Film
  • Best Direction in a Student Narrative Short Film
  • Best Acting in a Student Narrative Short Film
  • Audience Award for Best Student Film

short film awards

  • Best Documentary Short Film
  • Best Direction in a Documentary Short Film
  • Best Narrative Short Film
  • Best Direction in a Narrative Short Film
  • Best Acting in a Narrative Short Film
  • Audience Award for Best Short Film

feature film awards

  • Best Documentary Feature Film
  • Best Direction in a Documentary Feature Film
  • Best Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Direction in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Best Acting in a Narrative Feature Film
  • Audience Award for Best Feature Film

WHAT DO WE NEED?

We are currently seeking sponsors to provide:

  1. financial support
  2. services for award winners
  3. products for award winners

WHAT CAN WE OFFER?

For financial, services, and/or product support, we are offering the following advertising opportunities:

Option 1 ($250)

  • 2 Two-Day Tickets for the Festival
  • Print Your Business Advertisement in the Festival Program
  • Post Your Business Advertisement on the Festival Website

Option 2 ($250)

  • 2 Two-Day Tickets for the Festival
  • Play Your Business Commercial (Video/Slideshow) Between Screenings During the Festival

Option 3 ($500)

  • 2 Two-Day Tickets for the Festival
  • Place Your Business Logo on Festival Marketing (Posters, Social Media Posts, etc.)
  • Place Your Business Logo on Festival T-Shirts

Option 4 ($500)

  • 2 Two-Day Tickets for the Festival
  • Naming Rights for a Festival Award (e.g., ACME Best Narrative Feature Award)

Options and values for services and products are negotiable.

EXAMPLE "A" (Financial Support)

SPONSOR “A” provides $750 in financial support. In return, SPONSOR “A” receives tickets to the festival, logo placement on vinyl banners and t-shirts, as well as advertisements in the festival program and on the festival website.

EXAMPLE "B" (Services and PRoducts)

SPONSOR “B” provides $750 worth of services and products for award winners. In return, SPONSOR “B” receives tickets to the event, video commercials played between movie screenings, and naming rights for one of the festival award categories.

Let's talk!

If you are interested in sponsoring the Gila Valley Film Festival or you just have some questions, please contact us and we’ll be glad to set up a meeting with you. Thank you for your interest in this great event.

You can call me (Jacob) directly at (330) 671-8943 or email me using the link below: