Sponsorship Opportunities

Every donor and Sponsor are unique to both the Festival and the experience the Dallas International Film Festival can provide its attendees. This allows DIFF to customize each Sponsorship opportunity in order to maximize the benefits your gift can provide to our very valuable audience of 30,000+ film and festival lovers.

Over 11 years, DIFF has been featured in many news/press outlets across the United States as well as in South Africa on CNN. Through our strategic partnerships with multiple national and local media outlets resulting in over 4 billion impressions for the Festival and its sponsors.

Festival Attendee Demographics

DIFF 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.

  • 51% male and 48% female
  • 30% are under 35, 22% 35-44 and 50% over 45
  • 79% have university or college degrees
  • 69% with HHI over $50K, 39% with HHI over $100K per year

Branding & Product Placement

Sponsorship gives your brand a host of opportunities to be in the spotlight. You can walk the red carpet by being a Presenting Sponsor of Opening Weekend or sponsoring a Filmmaker Award and everything in between. A small snapshot of possibilities for your brand are:

  • Signage and collateral
  • Opportunity to show a :30 commercial
  • Branding on all tickets
  • Filmmaker Lounge
  • Exclusive theater branding / product placement in seats
  • Special events and parties
  • Branding/Product placement in filmmaker swag bags
  • Festival trailer and slideshow
  • Filmmaker awards
  • Digital collateral
  • Screening venues

Create A Red Carpet Event

  • 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

In addition to financial sponsorship, a wide variety of in-kind and other 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.


Depending on your level of Sponsorship, you will be provided with passes, tickets and invitations to very special evenings with DIFF.

The designated Sponsorship opportunities for DIFF2017 are listed below. To see the benefits provided with each level, please visit our benefit matrix here.

Title Sponsor
Premium Sponsor
Official Sponsor
Festival Sponsor
Contributing Sponsor
Affiliate Sponsor
Sustaining Sponsor
Friend of The Festival
Supporting Sponsor

In addition, DIFF welcomes the opportunity to work directly with donors to create other branding opportunities that might be more closely aligned with your special areas of interest. We look forward to having the opportunity to meet with you and your team to further discuss a partnership in more detail

Customize a package that is a win-win for you and your company. 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! »

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2017 DIFF

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