Sponsorship flyer_2023_ReelOut

The Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival is a ten day cultural festival that celebrates the diversity of sexual and gender diversity through the exhibition of films from around the globe. Now in our 25th year, REELOUT has distinguished its reputation as a world-class champion of queer, independent cinema and the artists who create them.  Over 1400 attendees participated in the 2024 festival and we believe sponsoring the festival demonstrates your commitment to making Kingston a more respectful and inclusive city to live and visit.


For Media Sponsorship inquiries please email us or call (613) 549-REEL (7335).

Presenting $7500+ cash only

  • Only one position available.  Currently not an option.  Our current Presenting Sponsor is Three Things Consulting.

Partner $2,000- $7499 cash*

  • Full Page Colour Ad in Festival Program (8.5″ x 11″ CYMK 300 dpi**). Highest tier sponsors will receive either inside front or inside back cover
  • Company Logo on all festival Promotional Materials, our Website and Paid Print Advertising
  • Company Logo on Festival Trailer screened before each program. Logo/Link on Website
  • Big Screen Slideshow Ad played on rotation before each of 22+ screenings during the festival  (1920 x 1080 CYMK**)
  • Public Acknowledgement at all screenings

Supporter $750-$1999 cash*

  • Half Page Colour Ad in Festival Program (4.25”w x 11 h”CYMK 300 dpi)
  • Company Logo on Festival Poster, Program Guide, Festival Trailer and ReelOut’s Website
  • Big Screen Slideshow Ad played on rotation before each of 22+ screenings during the festival  (1920 x 1080 CYMK**)

Friend $500- $749 cash*

  • Quarter Page Ad in Festival Program (4.25″ W x 5.5″ H CYMK 300 dpi)
  • Company Logo as Festival Friend in Festival Program, Website, Preshow Slideshow and Trailer
  • Slideshow Ad in Pre-show Slideshow (1920 x 1080 CYMK)

Community Sponsorship $350 cash*

  • Only available to community- serving agencies/organizations/clubs
  • Your Logo/Listing credited to one specific program at the festival
  • A 2-minute Podium Opportunity to introduce your organization to the audience and promote upcoming activities
  • 2 x complimentary tickets to your screening
  • Listed in our Festival Program and Pre-Show Slideshow as a Community Sponsor

REELOUT is the 2nd largest film festival of its kind in Ontario

The appetite for independent films continues to grow in Kingston. REELOUT attracts a diverse and vibrant audience including:

  • The 2SLGBTQIA+ (queer) community.
  • Film enthusiasts from the larger community.
  • Students from local High Schools, Queen’s University, St Lawrence College and the Royal Military College.
  • Media Artists and various other members of Kingston’s artistic community.

A 2019 survey of audience attendees revealed:

  • The largest audience in age demographic was 20-29 (42%).
  • 10% of our audience came to our festival from 45km away or more.
  • 59% of the 2019 audience attended the festival for the first time
  • Visitors came from various places including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Belleville, and New York City.

Excellent feedback has been received from local media, festival patrons, film festival organizers and programmers from other provinces.


Our continued marketing strategy for our eleventh year emphasizes target audience attraction and social networking. We will continue to advertise the festival through our media sponsors which includes:

  • PSAs, ticket giveaways, guest appearances on CFRC FM radio
  • Complimentary tickets to community members who have financial barriers within Kingston
  • 500-1000 x 36-40 pages, full colour, glossy program guide distributed throughout Kingston, Ottawa, Belleville, Brockville, Toronto and upstate New York
  • 200x full colour, glossy Festival Posters
  • Website will provide detailed information about the festival, the films, the guests, parties, panels, and sponsors
  • Social Media including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Blogspot
  • Reelout will continue its presence year-round at other events in the city distributing promotional materials (Kingston Pride, Skeleton Park Arts Festival for example)

For more information on sponsoring Reelout, please email us or call (613) 549-REEL (7335).