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Why sponsor the Big Water Film Festival?
The Big Water Film Festival is a whole weekend of independent films from around the corner and around the world, combined with question-and-answer sessions with the filmmakers, and special features, all in the friendly and inviting ambience of Washburn’s StageNorth. Whenever you get blurry-eyed from watching too many movies, the StageNorth bar and verandah are steps away for food, drink, fresh air, and conversation.
Over the last five years, the Big Water Film Festival has developed a reputation for good films, a welcoming environment, and a lot of fun.
The Festival will be accessible to both filmgoers who want to spend the whole weekend with us, and those who can take in only a film or two or three. Daily and weekend passes are available for the diehards, and tickets for individual events and film blocks are also be available.
Sponsorships are very important to us. We run a tight ship and raise only the money we absolutely need to put on the weekend—most of which is spent right back into our community for such things as advertising, printing, and supplies. Still, ticket income only accounts for about half of our expenses, and we need to raise the balance through sponsorships. The Big Water Film Festival is a project of the Bay Area Film Society, Inc, a 501(c)(3) organization.
How to become a sponsor?
Your sponsorship can be sent to BWFF at P.O Box 11, Ashland WI 54806. If you have any questions about the Film Festival or about sponsorship, feel free to contact us. We’d love to have you as a new sponsor, and we’d love to see you at the movies!
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- $100-$249 | Sponsors will receive two passes to the film blocks of their choice, and will be listed in our Program.
- $250-$499 | Sponsors will receive two day passes for the day of their choice, as well as acknowledgement in our program.
- $500-$999 | Sponsors will receive all of the benefits listed for the Cinematographer level, but instead of two day passes will receive two weekend passes.
- $1,000 and up | Sponsors will receive all of the benefits listed for the Director level, but will receive feature placement in the program.
What our audience has to say!
The films were all great. The organization was professional.
A wonderful opportunity to see films that can’t be seen elsewhere
Love the venue!!!
Movie selection diversity is good. Loved the workshop and featured filmmaker.
Great!! Awesome!! Totally fun!!"
A great variety of films, styles, etc.
Lots of great people working the festival. Workers all helpful.
It’s a great idea and should become a welcome tradition for the area