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Patron Circle

Beyond The Red Carpet

Patrons play a leading role in making a difference through film.

From our renowned International Film Festival to community screenings and an educational program that impacts hundreds of kids each year we  create opportunities in our community to build empathy and connection through film.  We welcome both Individual and Corporate Donors to our Patron Circle. Patron Circle supporters enjoy an elevated Festival experience with perks and benefits throughout the year reserved just for them!  

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Vice President of Development, Merridee Book at 619.778.0848 or merridee@sdfilmfest.com

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BENEFITS FOR ALL PATRON CIRCLE LEVELS

  • Patron Circle All Access Pass
    • Quantity of passes dependent upon level of support
  • Priority Reservations and Reserved Seating
    • San Diego International Film Festival
    • Film Insider Series
  • Private Patron Events
  • Invitation to exclusive Chairman’s Reception prior to the Film Festival Variety’s Night of the Stars Tribute.
  • Dedicated Customer Service Representative during the Film Festival
  • Recognition online, in print, on screen
  • Tax Deductible Contribution

DIRECTOR CIRCLE $2,500

Limited to 20
All of the benefits above plus, 1 Patron Circle All Access Pass

PRODUCER CIRCLE $5,000

Limited to 15
All benefits of the Director Circle plus

-2 Patron Circle All Access Passes
– Recognized as an underwriter of one San Diego International Film Festival Film
– Concierge Service for the Film Festival
– Personalized Director’s Chair
– 2 VIP Fest Passes
– 2 Guest Tickets Film Insider Series Screenings (Feb-July)

A-LIST CIRCLE $10,000

Limited to 10
All benefits of the Director Circle and Producer Circle plus

– Recognized as an underwriter for the Focus On Impact Educational Program
– Recognized as an underwriter for a San Diego International Film Festival Feature Film*
– Recognized as an underwriter for the Film Festival Filmmaker Awards
– Private preview event with Executive and Artistic Director Tonya Mantooth to review the film selections of the San Diego International Film Festival
– Walk the Red Carpet – San Diego International Film Festival Opening Night

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE $20,000

Limited to 5
All benefits of the Director Circle, Producer Circle and A-List Circle plus

– Recognized as a Presenting underwriter of Focus On Impact Educational Program
– Including all film tours and residencies
– Recognized in the Festival Program as the Presenting Underwriter of Focus On Impact Educational Program
– Opportunity to present a Film Festival Filmmaker Award
– Walk the Red Carpet – San Diego Intl Film Festival Variety’s Night of the Stars Tribute

Patrons above $20,000 receive a personalized recognition package.
Please inquire for more information.

PATRON CIRCLE

CHAIRMAN’S CIRCLE
Mark and Doren McClure

A-LIST CIRCLE
Richard and Arlene Esgates
Richard and Jan Hunter*
Dr. David and Kelley Kupfer
Sharon Rose 

Producer Circle
Margarita Inserni,
Ludvina and Sonny Naverez*
Karen and Rick Noble
Mikki Nooney
May Zawaideh

Director Circle
Brian and Sivija Devine
Marlee Ehrenfeld
Deborah Falk
Karen Fox*
Tracy Fredricks
Molly & Dennis Fredrickson
Taylor Miller
Gad and Suzan Shaanan
Jim Walsh
Dr. Steve and Lynne Wheeler
Richard and Janet White

*Founding Patron

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PATRON PERKS 

VARIETY Night of the Stars Chairman’s Reception 

Industry Insider Series Intimate Discussions with Filmmakers

San Diego Intl Film Festival Patron Lounges