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 19th year, REELOUT has distinguished its reputation as a world-class champion of queer, independent cinema and the artists who create them.  Over 1300 attendees participated in the 2017 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 or Corporate Level Presenting Sponsorship opportunities please email us or call (613) 549-REEL (7335).

Partner $1,000+ or ($2,000+ in kind*)

  • Full Page Colour Ad in inside back or front cover Festival Program (8.5 “ W x 11”H CYMK 300 dpi). * Only applicable to CASH sponsorship
  • Company Logo on all print promotional materials, our website and paid advertising.
  • Company Logo on festival trailer screened before each program. Logo/Link on website.
  • Slideshow Ad in Pre-show Slideshow (1920 x 1080 CYMK)
  • Public acknowledgement at all screenings.

Supporter $750+ or ($1,500+ in kind)

  • Full Page Colour Ad in Festival Program (4.25”w x 11 h”CYMK 300 dpi)
  • Company Logo on all print promotional materials.
  • Recognition on our website.
  • Company Logo as Festival Supporter in Festival Program
  • Slideshow Ad in Pre-show Slideshow (1920 x 1080 CYMK)

Friend $500+ or ($1,000+ in kind)

  • Quarter Page Ad in Festival Program (4.25″ W x 5.5″ H CYMK 300 dpi)
  • Company Logo as Festival Friend in Festival Program
  • Slideshow Ad in Pre-show Slideshow (1920 x 1080 CYMK)
  • Recognition our website

Community Sponsorship* $250+ or ($1,000+ in kind)

  • Organization Logo affiliated with specific program in Festival Program* only available to not for profits or grassroots groups
  • 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 GLBT2IQ (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 2017 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 2017 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.
  • Advertisements in local media including KINGSTON LIFE magazine and out of town publications.
  • 1000 x 40 pages, full colour, glossy program guide distributed throughout Kingston, Ottawa, Belleville, Brockville, Toronto and upstate New York.
  • 200x full colour, glossy Festival Posters and 200x full colour, glossy postcards.
  • Newly designed will provide detailed information about the festival, the films, the guests, parties, panels, and sponsors.
  • Reelout will continue its presence year-round at other events in the city distributing promotional materials.

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