Roger Ebert's Film Festival would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, both Corporate and Individual.

Your gifts make up approximately fifty percent of the Ebertfest budget and allow us to continue providing excellent programming year after year. We welcome and appreciate gifts at any level.

 

Corporate Sponsorship

    Film Circle $15,000+   

College of Media Educational Sponsorship $3,000 

Benefits Included In All Corporate Sponsorships

  • 12 VIP Passes to All Screenings     
(One Available)
  • VIP Seating in Virginia Theatre
  • Social Media Partnership   
Full VIP Festival Experience for up to 20 College of Media Students to: 
  • Invitation to Opening Night Gala
  • 1 Full Page Ad in Festival Program 
  • Attend Festival Screenings
  • Invitation to Mid-Fest Party
Tax-deductible portion: $12,600
  • Attend VIP Meals 
  • Invitation to Wrap Party
 
  • Attend VIP Parties
  • VIP Lunch and Dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

 

  • Network with Ebertfest filmmakers and special guests   
  • Business Logo on Festival Website

Platinum $10,000+

 
  • Business Logo Projected at All Screenings
  • 10 VIP Passes to All Screenings 
Sponsor will receive: 
  • Business Name in Festival Program 
  • Social Media Partnership
  • 2 VIP Passes to All Screenings 
  • Business Name on Festival Website
  • 1 Full Page Ad in Festival Program
  • 1 Full Page Ad in Festival Program
 
Tax-deductible portion: $8,000 Tax-deductible portion: $1,400  

Diamond $6,000+   

   
  • 6 VIP Passes to All Screenings
   
  • 1/2 Page Ad in Festival Program
  Non-tax-deductible portion of each sponsorship equivalent to $200 x the number of passes
Tax-deductible portion: $4,800    
     

Emerald $4,000+

   
  • 4 VIP Passes to All Screenings
   
  • 1/4 Page Ad in Festival Program
   
Tax-deductible portion: $3,200    

                   

Corporate Sponsorship PDF

 

 

Individual Sponsorship

Gold $8,500+

Benefits Included in Gold through Bronze Sponsorships

  • 8 VIP Passes to All Screenings
  • VIP Seating in Virginia Theatre
Tax-deductible portion: $6,900
  • Invitation to Opening Night Gala
 
  • Invitation to Mid-Fest Party

Copper $5,000+

  • Invitation to Wrap Party
  • 6 VIP Passes to All Screenings
  • VIP Lunch and Dinner on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Tax-deductible portion: $3,800
  • Name in Festival Program
 
  • Name on Festival Website

Silver $3,500+

 

  • 4 VIP Passes to All Screenings

 

Tax-deductible portion: $2,700

 

 

 

Bronze $1,800+

 
  • 2 VIP Passes to All Screenings
 
Tax-deductible portion: $1,400  
   

Patron $1,000+

 
  • 2 Festival Passes to All Screenings
 
  • Invitation to Opening Night Gala
 
  • Name in Festival Program
 
  • Name on Festival Website
 

Tax-deductible portion: $600

 
   

Friend $300+

 
  • 1 Festival Pass to All Screenings
 
  • Name in Festival Program
 
  • Name on Festival Website
 
Tax-deductible portion: $100  

 

Individual Sponsorship PDF

 

The festival is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) event of the University of Illinois College of Media and your gift may be tax-deductible.

Give to Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

Donations can be made online through the College of Media's Giving Portal (https://media.illinois.edu/giving/give-now). On the Champion Innovation in Media Research & Collaborations drop down menu choose Roger Ebert's Film Festival Fund and complete your personal and credit card information on our secure site.

By Mail:

Make check payable to UIF/Ebertfest and send to:
Gregory Hall
c/o: Ebertfest/Molly Cornyn
810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801