Festival Club Sponsors
John Benny Moriarty’s Pub
O’ Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub
Foxy John’s Bar
Dingle Bay Hotel
O Cathain Iasc
THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
Sponsorship begins at €5,000
We are looking for seven key sponsors to be our magnificent seven and save us from this austerity
3 positions are currently taken, only 4 more up for grabs.
THE FANTASTIC FOUR
Sponsorship begins at €10,000
We are looking for four key sponsors to be our Fantastic Four
THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE – The Big Lebowski
We currently need a major sponsor for the festival and are very much open to chewing this over. There can be only one name on the cover or indeed with the title
Who we are
Ranking as one of the best film festivals for content, quality, atmosphere, location & attention to detail, Dingle IFF is a boutique film festival, which offers unique screening experiences with a high caliber of stars & talent attending seminars & workshops. The festival is home to The Gregory Peck Award: For Excellence in the Art of Film.
Dingle has been described by National Geographic as ‘the most beautiful place on earth’. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, on the Southwest Coast of Ireland, an Irish Language community with a wonderful tradition in the arts. It is both a spiritual & creative place. A place that played a staring role in David Lean’s epic Ryan’s Daughter. No stranger to Hollywood, Dingle has welcomed; Tom Cruise & Nicole Kidman, Robert Mitchem & Sarah Miles, Alex Guinness & Trevor Howard, Clive Owens & Juila Roberts and many more super stars who just happen to show up in this unique part of the world. The people here are warm and friendly, the food is out standing and you can find wonderful traditional music in most bars. Dingle has been voted in the world’s top 100 destinations by Trip advisor.
Built in 1937 by the Houlihan brothers, who burned peat to power the two Italian projectors in the cinema. They later sold electricity to the town of Dingle. The cinema is one of the few independent cinemas left in Ireland today. It is run today by The O’Sullivan family who purchased the cinema in 1979 and who have been running an art house screening every Tuesday night for over 25 years. Now refurbished in 2012 and with DCP and 35mm facilities.
What we have achieved:
The Gregory Peck Award: Recipients of the award have included; Jean-Jacques Beineix (2011), 2-time Oscar nominated, Stephen Frears (2010), 6-time Oscar nominated, Jim Sheridan (2009) and Golden Globe winner, Gabriel Byrne (2008). The Peck family has also attended the festival. Gregory Peck’s grandmother came from Minard just outside Dingle town. Brian de Staic has designed the award, which represents ‘The Aghish Pillard’, an Ogham Stone, which once stood at Minard and is now housed in our National Museum.
Guests to the festival have also included: Oscar nominated, Saoirse Ronan, Sarah Miles & Sir Alan Parker, 2-time Emmy winners, Lisa Albert & Marc Flanagan, 2-time oscar winner, Barbara Kopple, Oscar winner, Garrett Brown, Hollywood screen writer Leslie Dixon, Hollywood super star, Maureen O Hara, Cillian Murphy, Ned Dowd, Jimmy T. Murakami, Anthony Wall, Geoff Wonfor, Sophie Fiennes and many more.
Quality: Every film is exhibited to the highest standard. 35mm, DCP, Digibeta.
Ireland’s first ever 4k screening along with a Ireland’s first RED gathering with head of RED Europe took place at Dingle IFF.
Media: A feature documentary has been made on the festival by Grammy Award winner, Geoff Wonfor, director of The Beatle’s Anthology. ‘We’ll Always Have Dingle’ – Trailer can been seen at IMDB http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754864/
The Festival has received substantial press coverage both nationally and internationally. Total coverage based on scc rates stands for the first 4 years is at a substantial €3,718,411.63. (Television, Radio, Internet, small publications and free press not included. All prices are subject to 21% vat. Full and detailed breakdown on request.)
Media has also included CEO and guests being interviewed on The Morning Show (TV3), The Afternoon Show (RTE), Pat Kenny (RTE Radio 1), Ryan Tubridy (RTE Radio 1), The Arts Show with Vincent Woods (RTE Radio 1), Tom Dunne Show (NewsTalk), Arts show with Aedín Gormley (Lyric FM), In Conversation with Wissey Fogerty (Radio Kerry) Deirdre Walsh (Radio Kerry), South Wind Blows with Philip King (RTE Radio 1), Several shows on Spin South West, Raidió na Life and Radio na Gaeltacta.
CEO recently interviewed as part of ‘Great Camp Sites of the World’ produced by 2Create Films with presenter Jo Sinnott for The Travel Channel, going out to over 6 million viewers.
Arts Council has completed a very positive report on the festival, which describes the festival as ‘Ambitious’.
When we moved our festival dates, we doubled our box office in a 6 month turn around 2009 – 2010
Over 3,000 people traveling in to Dingle for the festival (includes Irish & International film industry, film enthusiasts & family)
Where we will be in 5 years time
Every B&B, Guest House & hotel room booked on the peninsula
Massive day trade
Major films & major stars
4 days will move to 10 days
Its Cannes on the west coast of Ireland
It’s the London International Film Festival to the power of one
Its Europe’s answer to Sundance
What guests say about the festival
“The spirit of the festival and the beauty of Dingle itself make it unique and your energy and skill propel it forward brilliantly”.
Michael Ryan, Producer, The English Patient
“ The Dingle Film Festival has gone from strength to strength over the past five years. I am delighted that so many gifted film makers and talented film industry people are taking time to sample the delights of Dingle and to share their expertise with others. We have a rich, diverse creative energy in the area and I am I sure having so much happening over this festive weekend will help inspire more directors, writers and producers. I want to wish the organizers and all of the local people involved in this great festival every success this weekend.” The Minister of The Arts, Jimmy Deenihan
“I would like to say that I have attended many festivals all over the world and Dingle ranks as one of the best for content, atmosphere, location and attention to detail. Ardmore Studios is delighted to be associated with the festival”. Kevin Moriarty, CEO Ardmore Studios
THE BENEFITS FOR A SPONSOR INCLUDE:
We are a unique film festival with the best content, quality, atmosphere, location & attention to detail you’ll find in any festival. An association with us can only enhance your brand both within Kerry, Ireland and abroad.
We offer a wide range of branding opportunities during the lead-in and the festival itself within each venue, on the streets and in printed literature associated with the festival programme and also on our festival website.
Dingle International Film Festival attracts considerable media attention, valued at over €4M in its first 4 years. A festival sponsor can be part of this positive media attention.
A sponsor will be associated nationally and internationally with bringing important contemporary film and film industry guests to Ireland.
Opportunities for your brand in unique venues, such as The Phoenix Cinema (1937), St. James’ Church (1808), each festival club venue at the festival for your corporate entertainment surrounding each film screening and our club events.
The festival will book your accommodations for the weekend in Dingle and treat you as a special guest will full accreditation to access all events.
HOW YOUR SUPPORT WILL BENIFIT THE FESTIVAL:
You can make a Transformational change to Dingle International Film Festival. The festival is currently run on passion, belive, blood, sweat, tears and some financial support from goverment bodies along with a few sponsors.
Opportunity to assist in building a new major festival in the country
Allow the festival to fufil our programme and to a high standard
To assist us to grow our festival programme and administration
Increase the profile of the festival and increase participation and audience
Increase the prestige of the festival
Strengthen our alliances in the industry
Help us achieve our objectives and dreams
Be part of something and have a whole lot of fun watching it grow and become something even greater than we can all image!