Sponsorship Benefits & Levels

2022 / 2023 SPONSORSHIP LEVELS & BENEFITS

Red Nation Celebration Institute offers dynamic, multi-platform sponsorship opportunities to afford our partners broad visibility and unparalleled access to a comprehensive, demographically desirable audience. Both the Red Nation International Film Festival and the Native Women in FILM Festival, through RNCI, produce year-round community based programming and educational outreach initiatives for Native and Indigenous students worldwide. We at RNCI have secured our reputation as the pioneer enterprise, being at the forefront, representing a comprehensive Native narrative for a global audience. For over 27 years, RNCI has earned the respect of filmmakers, filmgoers, the industry workforce and trend watchers. RNCI continues its mission of moving the Native narrative forward, not just in Hollywood, but worldwide, conjoined with our international partners.

This confluence of art and commerce enables sponsor activations across consumer and industry-facing platforms with each partnership custom designed to meet your objectives.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Not just Film Festival sponsorships, but artist engagement and underwriting Institute programs are just a couple of the ways this organization provides global platforms for activating unique and innovative ways to aid and move your brand upward. We have a long history of successfully collaborating with our sponsors and other brands, and can uniquely assist in building and sharing our values of independent spirit, creativity, innovation and storytelling, while advancing your marque.

Programs and Initiatives Supported by Corporations

  • Festivals
  • Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts Festival / Awards Emerging Talent
  • Monthly Film Series in Beverly Hills (ground-breaking, never before in this history of cinema has there been a dedicated silver screen for Native stories)
  • RNCI Native Studies Center: Educational Outreach Initiative for Native & Non-Native Students
  • RNCI Crew – Global Film & Television Location Scouting, Management and Career Development
  • NWIFTV Why We Wear RED
  • Native Women Write Screenwriters Lab for Women of Color
  • Red Nation Conversation Series
  • Native Film Labs (screenwriters, directors, documentaries)
  • Let’s Hear Your FUNNY Lab (comedians)
  • The Pitch is Back (filmmakers have the opportunity to pitch their project to Industry professionals and funders)
  • Playwright Theatre Lab
  • For Educators Now
  • Podcast Series

INSTITUTE LEADERS

Institute Leaders are the foremost corporate supporters of Red Nation Celebration Institute’s year-round artist development work. Their critical backing provides the foundation to maintain new programs and initiatives dedicated to the discovery and development of independent artists and audiences.

INDUSTRY PARTNERS

Industry Partners are leaders within the film and media landscape who maintain a year-round relationship with the RNCI, and whose support helps to sustain the world-renowned festivals and the organization’s core artist programs.

INSTITUTE ASSOCIATES

Institute Associates represent companies and organizations who support the year-round operation of Red Nation Celebration Institute. Their contribution sustains the Institute’s Artist Programs, which for over 25 years has identified and developed the Native Narrative with independent filmmakers of their generation.

OFFICIAL PROVIDERS IN-KIND SUPPORTERS

Official Providers & In-Kind Supporters help sustain RNCI operations with donations of goods and services, keeping expenses at a minimum and directing more funds to support the Institute’s mission.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT

Each year, the original storytellers of this land present their new work to an audience of 10 million viewers in 37 countries+ thoughout all our programs. In addition, Red Nation Celebration Institute presents public programs in Native communities across the U.S. Through these programs,  Red Nation Celebration Institute reaches and engages thousands of additional consumers annually and reaches millions more through press, web, and social platforms. Current partnership opportunities include custom packages for the following programs:

  • Native Women in Film and Television in All Media Festival – March (Held During Academy Awards Week)
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Paris, France) – May
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’  (New York City NY) – June
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Washington D.C.) – June
  • Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts Festival / Awards – June
  • RNIFF ‘On the Road’ (Santa Fe NM) – August
  • Red Nation International Film Festival – November
  • RNCI Red Nation Awards Show – November
  • Red Nation Television Network – Year Round

Custom Tribal Sponsorships available upon request.

To receive current partnership opportunities include custom packages for the individual program(s) For information about sponsorship opportunities or to receive a custom proposal for a specific program (s), contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com, or by phone at 818.665.5753.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $250,000

Please contact Linda Tenequer at partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

Cost: $150,000 

  • Sponsor’s name and logo stating, “[Sponsor Name] Presents” exclusively attached to RNCI messaging
  • Revolving ad/click on RNCI (Red Nation International Film Festival, Native Women in Film & Television in All Media, Red Nation Television Network) websites home page
  • Sponsor’s logo prominently displayed on banners & signage, website, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNIFF2022
  • Complimentary full-page ad in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on all step & repeat events: Opening Night, Closing Night and RNCI Red Nation Awards
  • Verbal Recognition prior at each Festival (s) screenings
  • All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)
  • 12 front row seats at the RNCI Red Nation Awards

Cost: $125,000

  • Native Women in Film & Television in All Media – $75,000
    • Native Women Write
    • Producers Group
    • Screenwriters Lab
    • Filmmakers Series / Inclusion & Equality
    • Journalists
  • Native Indigenous Student Academy for Cinematic Arts – $100,000
    • Standing Rock Youth
    • Student Film Festival
    • Student Awards
    • Mentorship Lab
    • Student Writers Lab
    • Native Youth Matter
    • For Educators Now
  • Screenwriter Labs – $40,000
    • TV Room Writers
    • Feature Film Writers Lab
    • Animation Lab
    • Unscripted Lab
  • Screenwriter Panels – $50,000
    • Screenwriters
    • Animation
    • Unscripted
    • Directors
    • Producers
  • RNCI Masterclasses – $40,000
    • Red Nation Conversation Series Masterclasses
    • Filmmakers Indigenous Fellowship Lounge
  • Theater Labs – $15,000
    • Playwright Theatre
  • Native Comedy Lab – $15,000
    • Let’s Hear Your FUNNY
  • RNCI Crew – $50,000
    • Native Film Commission in State of New Mexico
    • Native Film Commission in State of California
    • RNCI Crew Below the Line / Behind the Camera
  • Monthly Film Series (January to September) – $30,000

Please contact partnerships@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

  • 10 seats within the first 5 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards
  • Sponsor’s logo prominently displayed at RNCI Red Nation Awards reception Opening & Closing
  • Complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 10 tickets to RNIFF Opening Night Gala Screenings
  • 10 VIP Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Passes
  • 10 All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $85,000

  • Sponsors logo on all step & repeat events: Festival screenings, RNCI Red Nation Awards, Opening and closing night festival screening (s)
  • 8 seats within the first 5 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards 
  • Complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 8 tickets to RNIFF Opening Night Gala Screenings 
  • 8 VIP Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Passes
  • 8 All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $75,000

  • Sponsors logo display at all RNCI2022 reception rooms: RNCI Red Nation Awards, Opening and closing night festival screening (s)
  • 5 seats within the first 5 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards 
  • Complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 6 tickets to RNIFF Opening & Closing Night Gala Screenings 
  • 6 VIP Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Passes
  • 6 All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $50,000

  • Sponsor’s logo display at all film screenings, Opening and closing night festival gala screening (s)
  • Sponsor’s logo display on screen before all screenings
  • 4 seats within the first 10 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards
  • Complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 4 tickets to RNIFF Opening & Closing Night Gala Screenings
  • 4 VIP Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Passes
  • 4 All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $45,000

  • Sponsors logo display at all film screenings, Opening and closing night festival gala screening (s)
  • 4 seats within the first 10 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards 
  • Complimentary full-page ad on official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 4 tickets to RNIFF Opening & Closing Night Gala Screenings 
  • 4 VIP Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge Passes
  • 4 All-Access VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $35,000

  • Sponsor’s logo display on all RNCI Conversation Series broadcasts streaming events
  • Sponsor’s logo displayed on screen at RNIFF before all screenings
  • 4 seats within the first 10 rows at the RNCI Red Nation Awards
  • Complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide
  • Mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites
  • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on banners & signage, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs
  • 4 tickets to RNIFF Opening & Closing Night Gala Screenings
  • 4 VIP Passes to ticketed RNCI events: RNIFF screenings, Awards, Indigenous Filmmakers Lounge, (RSVP for these events is required)

Cost: $15,000

ON THE ROAD RNIFF

  • Santa Fe NM (August)
      • All following sponsors will receive their sponsor’s logo (click through) on the footer of RNIFF-New Mexico website and on after-program, thank you ad official program online publication, in addition to below benefits:
    • Sponsor’s logo on RNCI Programs in Los Angeles, as well as complimentary full-page ad in in our official website guide, mention on after-RNIFF2022 Thank You ad in publication on RNCI websites – $10,000
    • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF home page (click through), as well as on signage, festival poster, print advertising, social media, and other outreach in advance of, during, and after RNCI programs – $5,000
    • Sponsor logo on RNCI Crew T-SHIRT (150 t-shirts) – $3,000
    • Sponsor’s logo on RNIFF website, as well as  online protected screens – $1,500
  • Paris France (May) – $25,000
  • Washington D.C. (June) – $25,000
  • New York City NY (June) – $25,000

Please contact partners@rednation.com for details on the benefits associated with this tier.

All following sponsors will receive their sponsor’s logo (click through) on the footer of RNIFF website and on after-program, thank you ad official program online publication, in addition to below benefits:

  • RNIFF T-SHIRT – Sponsor logo on 500 t-shirts – $10,000
  • FESTIVAL POSTER – Sponsor logo on electrical onsite (5 logos) – $10,000
  • RNCI RED NATION AWARDS GALA NAMED RECEPTION TABLE SPONSOR – Signage on your reception table – $5,000
  • PRODUCT PLACEMENT & GIFTING OPPORTUNITIES – $5,000
  • VOLUNTEER CREW T-SHIRT – Sponsor logo on 125 t-shirts – $3,000
  • WELCOME SIGN SPONSOR – At Festival lobby, RNCI Red Nation Awards – $3,000
  • Sponsor’s logo on  laminate for RNIFF filmmakers passes, VIP passes – $2,500

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