About the event
London Eco- Film Festival is an event to inspire as well as inform, at a time where, due to global political, economical and environmental instability, millennials are questioning their ability to shape their own future. Individuals must be empowered, and we want to do that by demonstrating how important the actions of committed people can be. We want to combine the talent of filmmakers around the world with those people on the ground making a difference, which will provide a platform to demonstrate the difference that committed individuals can make.
LEFF19 will be presented primarily across three performance spaces and a three-screen cinema at one of the London’s most diverse and dynamic arts centres, Rich Mix. Also, with an ever-expanding number of fantastic venues across the city joining the LEFF19 screening network, there are going to be venues to cater for all tastes.
Scientists, environmentalists and naturalists study and protect the world in which we live, whereas filmmakers interpret and divulge this knowledge and expertise to society. The focus of the LEFF19 will be on youth and community impact across the Commonwealth and English speaking world - the people behind conservation.
We will be focussing on the following specific areas:
Eco-Heroes: Individuals who have initiated an environmental project of their own, or who have gone out of their way in the field of conservation.
Women in Conservation: Every day, women take on tasks both small and large to help the planet. We want to highlight their stories and celebrate their work.
Story Telling: Storytelling is an art form, and enables people to develop a deeper connection with the subject material. Storytelling is a fundamental human experience that unites people and drives stronger, deeper connections. From the earliest recorded history, storytelling was a method used by cavemen to communicate, educate, share, and connect. We want to showcase the best of storytelling from around the world.
Plastic Pollution: In 1950, the world’s population of 2.5 billion produced 1.5 million tons of plastic; in 2016, a global population of more than 7 billion people produced over 320 million tons of plastic. This is set to double by 2034. Every day approximately 8 million pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans. There may now be around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces floating in the open ocean. There are organisations and individuals around the world that are working hard to overcome the use of and the damage caused by plastics.
Volunteering: Volunteering for nature or wildlife conservation covers various activities designed to manage and restore habitats and species and to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity. The experience of volunteering can help people learn new skills, become socially integrated, and contribute to a better future. Mobilising volunteers helps protect nature in numerous ways. It enables activities that would otherwise not be possible and involves society in conservation activities, which leads to greater public awareness, trust, and ownership of the process. We want to celebrate the achievements of volunteers and volunteer organisations around the world.
Extinction Rebellion: We want to showcase the work of Extinction Rebellion. Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse. They are focussed on creating a world that is fit for generations to come by mobilising their target of 3.5% of the population to achieve system change - using ideas such as "Momentum-driven organising" to achieve this. They believe in creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable. They are working to break down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation through the use of non-violent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to bring about change. They are based on autonomy and decentralisation, anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion.
Intelligent Conversation: People living in poverty may experience lifelong consequences. Poverty affects families in the numerous ways: Educational problems, behavioral problems physical health problems, mental health problems and reduced overall well-being. We want to speak to people to hear their stories, how they have ended up in these situations and also highlight the work being done to improve the lives of the often forgotten members of society.
Earth Day: Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First celebrated in 1970, it now includes events coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network in more than 193 countries. We want to showcase the work that has been done because of this annual celebration as we look forward to the 50th Year.
Why should you sponsor?
Sponsoring The LEFF will put your brand visuals in front of 5000+ people on site who either haven’t heard of your business, or didn't realise that you believed in the need to protect the environment and promote sustainability.
You also have the opportunity to reach a broader audience with sponsorship.
Gross estimated media impressions will be over 3 million, including exposure through local print, online, on-air, street, in-theatre, on-screen, direct marketing, social networks, festival publications and nonprofit community partners.
We have will have presence in the following large exposure publications:
The Metro - 1.7m daily readership
The Evening Standard - 900k daily readership
Time Out Magazine - 1.1m monthly readership
You could choose to organise promotional giveaways, eg. a huge number of people will be toting your branded swag around the streets of London following The LEFF.
The LEFF attendees leave having formed positive opinions of their experience. If you decide to position yourselves alongside us, you will also benefit from this overall positivity, which will be brilliant for your brand.
Consumers are more likely to buy products after exposure to a branded event marketing experience. Use the clout you will earn sponsoring The LEFF to grow your reputation within the community.
Efficient Lead Generation
Sponsoring The LEFF will not only bring you a host of compatible customers, but it will also show the human side of your business.
Forming an emotional connection is half the battle of building brand loyalty. By attending in person, you can learn about customers, promote your products, and build a mailing list.
Strengthening your business image is one of the most valuable benefits of sponsoring The LEFF. Customers love brands that care about spreading positive messages and helping the community. Linking your business to our festival, and the work we want to achieve as a result of it, will allow you to draw lasting support and media attention.
Community involvement will set you apart from larger brands. Future customers will have more incentive to support you if you are seen to have invested in the local East London community.
Sponsoring The LEFF will provide fresh material to expand your content strategy. The LEFF will get a great deal of of engagement, which you can use to create content themes or promote your own hashtags.
Even better, when our attendees share photos, quotes, videos, and blogs, you will get exposure to much larger networks. User-generated content has a much greater impact on customers!
So to conclude...
If you decide to join us on our incredible journey, the benefits of sponsoring The LEFF are incredible!
The mission of the London Eco-Film Festival is:
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To Bear Witness
To Give A Voice
To Raise Awareness
To Inform, Excite and Inspire
Creative media, such as film, photography, theatre, music and storytelling, cannot only make us feel uplifted and happy in the moment, but also has the potential to inspire empathy, perspective taking, compassion, human virtues, and equality, and potentially also make us feel connected to the world around us.
LEFF will act to facilitate communication in order to enable a greater understanding of the struggles of, and roles that, people around the world play in promoting environmental protection and conservation. We also believe that real change in society and the way we behave as individuals can only change through an adequate understanding of all the underlying social issues and perspectives involved.