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Westfield International Film Festival

Big Dreams Youth Film Festival

Dear Friend of The Westfield International Film Festival,


Big Dreams & Silver Screens is looking forward to presenting the 7th annual Westfield International Film Festival (FKA Rahway International Film Festival/RIFF) from Thursday, October 3– Sunday, October 6, 2019 at The James Ward Mansion in Westfield, NJ. We are offering you the opportunity to be one of the sponsors of this exciting event. Based on the success of the past 6 years, we expect hundreds of local patrons to attend. Additionally, we also present the Big Dreams Youth Film Festival for 1st-12th grade filmmakers; to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 that includes its own unique sponsorship opportunities.


The Westfield International Film Festival was first held in June of 2013 in an effort to create a warm and welcoming home for independent filmmakers and fans of film in the Tri-State Area. We annually showcase short films, feature films and music videos while offering networking and workshop opportunities to those interested in the film industry. As a women-led film festival in a primarily male-dominated film industry, we are dedicated to showcasing an equal ratio of films by female and male filmmakers in a leading role (Director/Writer/Producer).


Big Dreams & Silver Screens is a 501c3 organization. All funds raised for the Westfield International Film Festival will help support women in business and in the filmmaking industry as evidenced by the mission of the non-profit:


To provide an opportunity for artists worldwide to showcase works that educate, and inspire empathy and awareness through film. We believe that film can reach the mind and soul in ways nothing else can. For this reason, we present films that strive to promote equality, champion the oppressed, and promote open-mindedness. 


We are excited to offer some of the best emerging artists. The festival has proven to be an impressive starting ground for filmmakers, including WIFF (RIFF) alum and 2014 Audience Choice Award winner, Temi Tokosi who was selected to attend the Creative Minds Film Institute at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015.


Please consider joining us as a Big Dreams & Silver Screens/Westfield International Film Festival sponsor. 


The attached brochure details various levels of sponsorship for this event. By partnering with The Westfield International Film Festival you will be making a positive marketing impression while helping us provide our community with an exclusive artistic outlet for filmmakers and local patrons of the arts. In return you will receive several compelling and awareness building marketing benefits. Please note your sponsorship will provide you with the opportunity to connect with a target market of consumers who are loyal to businesses that support local artistic endeavors and minority and women owned businesses.


We thank you in advance for your consideration in participating as a sponsor of The Westfield International Film Festival and your generosity in supporting our community.

Most Sincerely,

The Westfield International Film Festival Team

The Big Dreams & Silver Screens Team

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