Become a Sponsor

About the Film Festival

The Lancaster International Short Film Festival (LISFF) invites you to partner in hosting an international short film festival in Lancaster. LISFF supports the global independent digital film community by offering a competitive and juried film festival to inspire and motivate filmmakers of all levels.

This year, over 150 submissions will compete for placement in the film festival as Official Selections. We offer a $1,000 Grand Prize (and other awards) seeking submissions in five (5) categories: Drama, Comedy, Animation, Horror, and Documentary, plus a Home Grown award for those shorts with Lancaster-based teams or themes.

From November 9-11, 2017, Lancaster will host film creatives from near and far, inviting them to share their art with our city. In its tenth year, LISFF endeavors to make Lancaster an annual destination for short film creators and aficionados to commune upon the best of this contemporary and accessible art form. Each year an increasing number of actors, filmmakers and producers attend and are on hand for Q & A sessions. As we learn more about the Official Selections we will be developing Special Events for the film festival (e.g., panels, special presentations, after-parties with musical acts, etc.) If we achieve this year’s sponsorship goals we will also be offering stipends for visiting artists and seek to invite a notable personality from the present or previous festivals.

Thank you for your consideration!

Why sponsor LISFF?

  • Support local artists who dare to express through film.
  • Fuel the creative energy of downtown Lancaster with a myriad of events and projects for the native freelance community.
  • Aid LISFF in offering cash prizes, snazzy awards, and travel assistance for visiting filmmakers and actors.
  • Ensure successful growth for many years to come. Imagine if Lancaster became an internationally recognized short film hotspot!

In exchange, we offer…

  • An opportunity to connect your organization to an engaged and relevant demographic.
  • A diverse selection of contemporary international short films for all ages.
  • VIP passes for clients or outstanding employees, discounts for all employees.

View our full sponsorship brief, including available sponsorship levels.

Download Sponsorship Brief
Want to learn more about sponsoring LISFF?