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The Filmshift Festival presents films of all kinds while highlighting those with local or “Green" topics.

Jeremy Jed Hammel (aka: Me) is an award-winning filmmaker and writer who's passion, joy, and a big part of his life is the art of film.  I founded the Filmshift Festival (www.filmshift.org) in 2009 to bring together my love of the art of film, my desire to give back to charity, and to do my small part to affect the world in a positive way.  The 3rd annual Filmshift Festival will present films from across the nation that are produced independently and on the local level.  It is being planned to happen in October 2012.

I've received a solid amount of sponsorship money in the past, (Powderhouse Productions, The Longfellow Club, Cambridge Naturals), but despite their gracious support, the event has always cost me a great deal of money "out-of-pocket."  This year, my hope is to avoid that entirely.  The truth is, if I cannot reach the minimum budget needed to organize the festival, I won't be able to have it this year.

Ten percent of gross ticket sales will be donated to Christopher's Haven, a local charity that provides low-cost housing to families of children receiving cancer treatment in Boston. 

Another of our goals is to highlight films that use predominantly small, local, or “Green” businesses.

We offer a number of awards and a cash prize of $1000 to one film each year. Past prize sponsors include: Script magazine, Cambridge Naturals, Final Draft, Somerville Local First, Powderhouse Productions, Inktip, ProductionHub, The Longfellow Club, and Improv Boston.

Filmshift presents features and shorts from categories such as drama, comedy, horror, animated, environmental and documentary.  All categories are welcome for consideration.

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  • Though many of our local vendors help us to work within our budget, costs can add up quickly. Here's a short list of the big budget line items that we need to cover:

    Venue, $1000 Best Film award, Withoutabox (the interface that accepts filmmaker submissions,) promotion, event insurance, program/flyer printing, external promotional items, advertising, Get Together costs, and so on.

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    You will receive one ticket to a screening at the festival and a Thank You note signed by me (woo). If you come to the festival, you will also get a photo taken with me...and you'll receive my eternal gratefulness!

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    Two tickets to a screening at the festival and a festival program signed by one of the filmmakers. If you come to the festival, you will also get a photo taken with me...and you'll receive my eternal gratefulness!

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    Two one day Full Day Festival passes and a festival program signed by one of the filmmakers. If you come to the festival, you will also get a photo taken with me...and you'll receive my eternal gratefulness!

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    Two Full Day Festival passes for every day of the festival and a festival program signed by many of the filmmakers. If you come to the festival, you will also get a photo taken with me...and you'll receive my eternal gratefulness!

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    A Thank You for you or your organization in our festival program, social media, and e-newsletter. You will receive 6 Full Day passes for every day of the festival. You will also receive a photo taken of you and I at the festival and an invite to our filmmaker Get Together...and my eternal gratefulness!

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    A half page advertisement for you or your business in the festival program and monthly e-newsletter, plus 10 mentions in all of our social media. Mentions and your logo in our press kit, website, and other promotional materials. We will offer your promotional materials to our audiences at the festival. You will also receive 6 Full Day passes for the entire festival, the photo and signed program, and you and you and 5 guests will be invited to the festival filmmaker Get Together...and my eternal gratefulness!

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    A Full page advertisement for you or your business in the festival program and monthly e-newsletter, 2 articles on all our e-marketing, and 15 mentions in all of our social media. We will place articles about your company and your logo in our press kit, website, and other promotional materials. We will offer your promotional materials to audiences both before the festival as we promote it and during the festival. You will also receive 8 Full Day passes for the entire festival, the photo and signed program, and you and 8 guests will be invited to the festival filmmaker Get Together...and my eternal gratefulness!

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    You can offer a presentation or play a promotional video before each screening at the festival. You will receive a Full page advertisement for you or your business in the festival program and in every monthly e-newsletter, and numerous mentions in all of our social media. Articles and your logo in our press kit, website, and other promotional materials. We will offer your promotional materials to audiences both before the festival as we promote it and during the festival. You will also receive 20 Full Day passes for the entire festival, the photo and the signed program, and you and 20 guests will be invited to the festival filmmaker Get Together...and my eternal gratefulness!

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    Your business will present the festival. That is, all of our materials will read: "Your Company" presents the 3rd Annual Filmshift Festival. You can offer a presentation or play a promotional video before each screening at the festival. You will also receive a 2 page advertisement for you or your business in the festival program and in every monthly e-newsletter, and numerous mentions in all of our social media. Articles and your logo in our press kit, website, and other promotional materials. We will offer your promotional materials to audiences both before the festival as we promote it and during the festival.You will also receive the photo and signed program, 30 Full Day passes for the entire festival and you and 30 guests will be invited to the festival filmmaker Get Together...and my eternal gratefulness!

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