Spotlight Support Program


Spotlight Support Program Description / Procedural Guidelines

Spotlight Support Program Description

The Spotlight Support Program is a great way for Film Festival Alliance (FFA) members to generate self-earned revenue by leveraging unused/underused screen time during their events. This is a turnkey revenue generating opportunity offered exclusively to U.S. film festivals that are Film Festival Alliance Organizational members.

Spotlight Cinema Networks is a sponsor of the Film Festival Alliance (FFA) which will run advertising spots associated with this sponsorship. The FFA will not receive any compensation, percentage or otherwise, from the advertisements that will appear onscreen. All payments are solely due to the Participating Festival(s).

Spotlight Support Program Process

Advertisements provided by Spotlight to Participating Festivals will consist of a 30-second spot or 60-second spot coupled with an added 5-10 second tag announcing the Spotlight advertising client as a supporter of film festivals via the FFA. Each Participating Festival will display the advertisement provided by Spotlight during the preshow period before each festival feature film screening. Participation in the Program does not guarantee an advertisement for placement. It is at Spotlight’s sole discretion as to which festivals and which advertisers to include in the program.


Spotlight will pay a fee to each Participating Festival to display the advertising content provided by Spotlight before each feature film screening. The fee paid by Spotlight will vary based on the Participating Festival’s screening attendance numbers (including individual Festival staff) when submitting application for participation.

About Spotlight Cinema Networks

Spotlight Cinema Networks is the only cinema advertising company dedicated to serving the needs of art house and luxury exhibitors for cinema advertising, preshow entertainment, event cinema and digital display distribution. The company is a national advertising vehicle with a focus on the top 25 DMAs providing cinema advertising, in-lobby promotions and integrated experiential programs for advertisers targeting affluent and highly educated moviegoing audiences. CineLife Entertainment®, Spotlight Cinema Networks’ newest division, acquires and distributes event cinema and alternative content titles in the U.S. and international markets. Spotlight Cinema Networks represents the top exhibitors in these genres, including segment leaders Angelika Film Center, Cinepolis Luxury Cinemas, Flix Brewhouse, Laemmle Theatres, Landmark Theatres, and Silverspot Cinema. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with offices in New York and Chicago.

Spotlight Support Program Contact
Patrick Ferris, Director, Advertising Operations
310-309-5771  Office

NOTE: Please contact Patrick Ferris for all inquiries including

 Program Indemnification Agreement

Advertising Spot HD Digital Specs

 *All deliveries will be made one (1) week prior to start of participating festivals (unless otherwise noted)

Affidavit Form

 All signed affidavit documents, confirming that the advertisement ran per agreement, should be sent to Patrick Ferris’ attention at Affidavit@spotlightcinemanetworks.com or faxed to (818) 743-7658.