Sponsorship Opportunities

We customize each proposal to maximize the benefits that are most important to each sponsor, whether for the Festival or other programs. From branding and advertising to hospitality and product placement, sponsorships provide a unique vehicle to reach a valuable audience.

Capturing the spotlight in the national and international press, the Dallas International Film Festival has been covered by the local press in Dallas, coast to coast in the U.S. and all the way to South Africa on CNN. DIFF secured strategic partnerships with multiple national and local media outlets resulting in over 3.96 billion impressions for the Festival and its sponsors in a six-year span.

Download the DIFF 2016 Sponsorship Benefits Matrix

Festival Attendee Demographics

Dallas International Film Festival attendees are derived from a demographic with a high degree of education and disposable income. Our program is an outstanding opportunity to speak to a niche and progressive audience.


  • 40% male and 60% female
  • 30% are aged under 30, 41% 30-50 and 29% over 50
  • 79% have university or college degrees
  • 69% with HHI over $50K, 39% with HHI over $100K per year


With a host of opportunities available, we put your brand front and center and in the spotlight.

  • Signage and collateral
  • Advertising
  • Filmmaker Lounge
  • Special events and parties
  • Filmmaker bags
  • Festival trailer and slideshow
  • Filmmaker awards
  • Digital collateral
  • Screening venues


Entertain any number of guests or clients during the Festival at our premiere entertaining venues.

  • Sponsor a Screening — A private screening for large groups or organizations to exclusive films followed by an intimate cocktail reception with the filmmaker(s). (We will release tickets if venue is not full for screening only)
  • Festival Lounge — We have options to host panels, lunches, happy hours, cocktail receptions and parties for small or large groups
  • Host a sanctioned party or reception at your facility

Product Placement

Let your brand do the talking with many of our product placement opportunities at various venues and events. Opportunities are available in exclusive and non-exclusive categories:

  • Sampling in gift bags, festival lounge, special events and parties
  • Product display and activation
  • Opportunity to increase sales with attendees

In addition to financial sponsorship, a wide variety of opportunities exist to create a sponsorship uniquely tailored to the donor’s particular interest or needs. A named giving opportunity sends a strong message to the community that an individual or business has loaned their name to the efforts of the Dallas Film Society and the Dallas International Film Festival to celebrate and honor the art of film, and educate the next generation of filmmakers in our community.

The following list will give you an idea of some of the naming opportunities available with recognition at the corresponding sponsorship level (click here for standard sponsorship benefits matrix). Higher levels of sponsorship would require an addition investment:

Title Sponsor

Cultural Spotlight

Festival Lounge

Audience Awards

Dallas Film Society Honors

Opening Night


High School Day

Family Days

Centerpiece Screening

Closing Night Screening

Talk/Show panels

Shuttle Service

YMCA program

Filmmaker Interview Stage


Festival Lounge Party
$5K – $20K

In addition, we welcome the opportunity to work directly with donors to create other naming opportunities that might be more closely aligned with their special areas of interest.

This is merely a glimpse into how your company can partner with the Dallas Film Society whether that is for the Dallas International Film Festival or year-round opportunities. We would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you and your team to further discuss these and many other sponsorships in more detail.

Our goal is to customize a package that is a win-win for your company, the Festival and its thousands of attendees. For additional information, please contact at or call 214-720-0555.




DFS Members receive invitations to year-round films and events, reserved seats at screenings with our cultural partners and exclusive benefits at the Dallas International Film Festival.

Your support helps the DFS bring filmmakers to Dallas, offer year-round programming and provide educational events for future filmmakers.

We have a membership level for every budget. JOIN NOW! »

2017 DIFF

The 11th annual Dallas International Film Festival runs March 30-April 9, 2017.

Visit #DIFF2017 here! »

2017 DIFF

The 11th annual Dallas International Film Festival runs from March 30-April 9, 2017.

Visit #DIFF2017 here! »


Your support helps the Dallas Film Society bring independent films and filmmakers to Dallas, and educate the next generation of filmmakers.


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