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, based at the Bay Theater in downtown Ashland, plus a virtual Festival available around the world.
Over the last fifteen years, the Big Water Film Festival has developed a reputation for good films, a welcoming environment, and a lot of fun. Bay Theater’s state-of-the-art sound and projection systems and comfortable seating make viewing movies on the big screen a real joy.
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 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!
- $500-$999. Sponsors will receive “Director” listing on all of our on-line and print material, and in our thank-you reel shown before screenings at the Bay Theater. Director level sponsors can supply a slide of their choice to run on-screen between blocks with our sponsor credits. Directors will also receive two weekend passes.
- $1,000 and up. Sponsors will receive “Producer” listing on all of our on-line and print material, and in our thank-you reel shown before screenings at the Bay Theater. Producer level sponsors can supply a slide of their choice to run on-screen between blocks with our sponsor credits. Producers will also receive four weekend passes.
- Film sponsor. $250 and up. Film sponsors may sponsor an individual film. Sponsors may want to choose this option when a particular film relates to their business or interests. Big Water volunteers will be happy to make suggestions based on the films that have been chosen. Film Sponsors will receive credit with our listings of the sponsored film in all of our on-line and print material, and in our thank-you reel shown before the screening of the sponsored film at the Bay Theater. Film sponsors will also receive four passes to the film block that includes the showing of their film.
- All donations are warmly appreciated. Any donation above $100 will be acknowledged in our Contributions listings.