Support Us

Manchester Animation Festival relies on sponsorship, patrons, donations and in-kind support from the animation industry, companies keen to be associated with the industry and fans. Sponsorship provides an effective way to enhance brand awareness and visibility amongst the vibrant Northern animation community, industry VIPs, animation students and the general public.

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Festival Patron – £500 (Suitable for an individual)

Our patrons make a vital contribution to our success, contributing ideas and recommendations as well as being our most valued customers, given information first, access to exclusive offers, invitations and more. Your financial support will go a long way to helping us deliver our ambitious plans for the future.

Benefits include:
• Full access to all Festival events
• Get programme information before the public
• Exclusive invitation to opening night event
• Invitation to closing night awards ceremony
• Acknowledgement on Festival website and brochure
• B2B networking opportunities
• Preferential rates with our Hotel Partner

To find out more about how you can become a Patron contact

Festival Sponsor – £1500+ (suitable for small-medium businesses)

• Company logo on rolling banner on home page of website (24,000 visits over 6 months last year)
• Company logo on sponsors slide prior to all film screenings (approx. 30 screenings x 240 audience members)
• Company logo on sponsors page of the festival website, with a link to your website
• Company logo on A4 fold-out programme delegate passes (no less than 700)
• Social media ‘shout out’ announcing your support for the festival (over 1,000 Facebook followers and over 900 twitter followers)
• Official ‘thank you’ text in our e-newsletter (approx. 50 words), with your logo included in the sponsors section (sent to mailing list of over 1,000)
• 2 complimentary delegate passes
• 4 invitations to sponsors drinks on Opening Night
• 4 invitations to Manchester Animation Festival’s Awards Evening
• B2B networking opportunities
• Shiny gold festival logo lapel badges – wear with pride and be an ambassador for the festival!

Customised Sponsorship Packages

Headline, Principle and Major Sponsorship packages are available, and are tailored to your company’s requirements, ensuring a partnership that delivers on your objectives. These customised packages, developed in line with our Festival programme each year, include sponsorship opportunities around industry networking events, themed workshops, panel discussions with industry professionals, VIP events, screenings and masterclasses.

In addition to the benefits detailed previously, examples of benefits available through a customised package include, but are not restricted to:

• Logo endorsement on a range of merchandise including festival bags, festival catalogue, banners and lanyards
• Headline logo on website homepage
• Speaking opportunities, be it presenting one of our beautiful Festival Awards to a winner, or introducing a film screening, workshop, Panel discussion or at the Opening or Closing Night
• Enhanced networking opportunities with industry and animation professionals
• Product sampling opportunities
• Opportunities for flyers/merchandise to be made available in festival bags
• Sponsor show reel prior to each film screening
• Editorial piece on festival website and/or in newsletter
• Hosting a drinks reception at the festival for your colleagues and guests
• Complementary ticket allocations to particular screenings and events

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