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Sponsor a Film

We are looking for film lovers with a generous heart who will sponsor a film at the 16th ELFF. We are asking for a $500 sponsorship that will provide the following:

  • Rental of a first-run film
  • Transportation and hotel accommodations for visiting filmmakers
  • Vital support of the film festival

In return for this generous sponsorship, you will receive these benefits:

  • Two All-Access Passes to the film festival films, parties and hospitality room.
  • Four passes to the EL Film Society Film Series at Studio C!
  • An acknowledgement on the screen before the film is shown.
  • Thanked during the film’s introduction.
  • Listed under the film’s description in the program and online.

One person or business can sponsor the film or get a group of your fellow film lovers to join you. Be a part of the East Lansing Film Festival, the coolest event in Mid-Michigan.

Current Sponsors

SponsorsFounding Sponsors

  • City of East Lansing Arts Commission
  • Message Makers
  • Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • Michigan State University
  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Studio C! Meridian Mall
  • Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Foundation.

Media Partners

  • Lansing City Pulse
  • Lansing State Journal
  • LCC WLNZ – 98.7
  • The State News
  • WILX-TV Channel 10
  • WKAR Radio 870 AM and 90.5 FM
  • WKAR-TV

Benefactor Sponsors

  • Johannes M. Bauer
  • Cheeney Media Concepts²
  • Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub
  • MSU Residence Halls Association
  • RetroDuck Custom Screen Priniting
  • Spartan Toyota-Lexus of Lansing Scion

Major Sponsors

  • MSU College of Arts & Letters
  • MSU College of Communication Arts & Sciences
  • MSU Housing and Food Services
  • MSU Federal Credit Union

Special/Film Sponsors

  • John and Martha Couretas
  • Michigan Film Office
  • MSU Department of Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
  • MSU Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives
  • Anna and Mike Miller
  • Nick and Angie Pope
  • Robert and Laura Stein

Hospitality Sponsors

  • Beggar’s Banquet
  • Black Cat Bistro
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Cosi
  • Espresso Royale
  • Grand Traverse Pie Company
  • Harper’s Restaurant and Brewpub
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Pita Pit
  • Taste of Thai