LIAF has multiple partnerships with arts organisations, universities, embassies, venues, media outlets, public funding bodies, animation studios, international festivals and more.
All are flexible and cater to the unique ambitions of each of our Partners. Find out more about our current Partners
This usually involve a mutual exchange of digital and/or printed marketing materials. These often suit Festivals, arts-focused media outlets, as well as public funding bodies and arts organisations that have specialist seasons or remits that LIAF can actively help to promote.
Often of interest to animation, design, gaming and VFX studios, as well as software and hardware companies whose products will catch the eye of our attendees, subscribers and followers. These can range from sponsoring a cash prize for one of our Competition Programmes, to a donation of materials, hardware or software. If you have a product or service that you think might be of interest to our filmmakers and audience members, do get in touch at email@example.com
LIAF reviews venues regularly and has established relationships with a large variety, both big and small. Ranging from The Puppet Theatre Barge and The Horse Hospital through to the Barbican (Europe’s largest Arts venue), art galleries and Universities. As well as London-based venues, our international venues host the LIAF Touring programme – which includes a comprehensive range of Children’s Programmes as well as our ever-popular Best of the Fest Programmes. LIAF also curates bespoke screenings based on our venues’ seasons and remits. You can find out more about some of our touring programmes here .
Usually of most interest to Universities offering animation courses, these partnerships involve a collaboration between educators, their students and the LIAF Team. The end goal being a highly polished portfolio piece in the form of an animated ‘sting’ or trailer used to promote LIAF, and produced as part of the University’s curriculum. Students are provided with a project brief, they pitch their responses, production teams are formed with clearly defined roles. Throughout the process, students are mentored and attend crits. The finished piece is promoted heavily as part of LIAF’s annual Marketing Strategy on social media channels, screen in some of the most prestigious venues in London, as well as on LIAF’s streaming platform.
This type of sponsorship would usually involve a larger financial investment, with greater return. Two principal goals of LIAF are to ensure the festival’s future sustainability and growth, thereby securing our continued support, delivery and advocacy of animation. LIAF is a year-round operation run by a small and highly experienced team, who regularly donate their valuable time to ensure the smooth operation of both year-round and annual festival activity. Securing LIAF’s future is inextricably linked to retaining this talent.
Festival Sponsorship can be scaled up and down to cater for the sponsor. Partner logos can be displayed on our digital content, in our trailers and stings, in-venue screening slides, our website, streaming platform, printed posters. Public acknowledgment can be given at our highly popular Opening and Closing events, both in venue and via our streaming platform.
These are fundamentally aimed at Trusts or individuals with an interest in supporting animation and the experimental arts. The level of exposure is entirely flexible and can include: the display of logos or Donor names digitally and in print, public thanks, prominent placement on our website and promotion of Trusts or Individual’s activities. LIAF is a not-for-profit organisation – all donations go to the continued running and improvement of Festival activities.
If you would like to chat about any of the above options, or something more specific that you or your organisation have in mind, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org