Filmmakers, celebrity judges, panelists, press and industry members are invited to mingle  followed by a filmmaker Q&A or panel. In the past, LESFF has welcomed Willem DafoeSusan SarandonNatasha LyonneDennis O'hare and others to it's Filmmaker Reception.

This year's Filmmaker Reception will tentatively be held June12th, 2015 at MEET on Chrystie.


$20k Package Opportunities:

  • Exclusive Liquor Sponsor at The 5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Filmmaker Reception.

  • 4 Branded Videos produced at the Reception highlighting LESFF Filmmakers, Celebrity Judges or Industry Professionals on the topic of being a "dark horse" in the film world.

  • Dark Horse's Logo on LESFF 2015 Step & Repeat (present at all events including the Filmmaker Reception)

  • Dark Horse Branding (clips from last year's Dark Horse Lounge) on New York City's Billboard Plaza running April 15th - June 21st, 2015.  

  • Plus, each packages includes:

    • Dark Horse Wine Served at all non-exclusive LESFF 2015 Events
    • Customized targeted emails to our mailing list (over 25,000 subscribers)
    • Banner/Signage in all theaters and event spaces
    • Recognition in LESFF social networking outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Logo on LESFF Website (40,000 unique views during last year’s festival)
    • VIP Access to all Lower East Side Film Festival Events

$15k Package Opportunities:

  • Exclusive Wine Sponsor at The 5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Filmmaker Reception.

  • 2 Branded Videos produced at the Reception highlighting LESFF Filmmakers, Celebrity Judges or Industry Professionals on the topic of being a "dark horse" in the film world.

  • Plus, each packages includes:

    • Dark Horse Wine Served at all non-exclusive LESFF 2015 Events
    • Customized targeted emails to our mailing list (over 25,000 subscribers)
    • Banner/Signage in all theaters and event spaces
    • Recognition in LESFF social networking outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Logo on LESFF Website (40,000 unique views during last year’s festival)
    • VIP Access to all Lower East Side Film Festival Events

$10k Package Opportunities:

  • Exclusive Wine Sponsor at The 5th Annual Lower East Side Film Festival Filmmaker Reception.

  • Plus, each packages includes:

    • Dark Horse Wine Served at all non-exclusive LESFF 2015 Events
    • Customized targeted emails to our mailing list (over 25,000 subscribers)
    • Banner/Signage in all theaters and event spaces
    • Recognition in LESFF social networking outlets (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
    • Logo on LESFF Website (40,000 unique views during last year’s festival)
    • VIP Access to all Lower East Side Film Festival Events