Information for Potential Sponsors
- The Fusion Film Festival provides your company an extraordinary opportunity to build customer awareness and loyalty in an exciting and interactive environment. Partnering with the Festival enables your company to reach a targeted, young, and professional audience.
- Increase positive recognition by consumers and increase brand loyalty.
- Demonstrate social responsibility.
- Be affiliated with a highly reputable, non-profit organization.
- Fusion continues to grow in popularity and significance. Start reaping the benefits of aligning your company and brand with the Festival.

There are numerous opportunities to get involved with the Festival as an In-Kind Sponsor. Past and present partnerships have included Hart Sharp Entertainment who accepted script submissions from winners, Kodak who donated $1000 worth of film stock for prizes, Lincoln Center/Film Comment provided subscriptions for Fusion Showcase finalists, Wendy Lazar Esq. who donated legal consultations, Gotham Sound supplied $600 of Audio Equipment and Criterion and Palm pictures furnished our winners with special DVD collections.

Tisch and Film and Video Arts act as Fusion's fiscal sponsors. Tisch is a 501c3 non-profit organization at the federal and state level, based in New York City. All gifts donated will be considered a “charitable contribution” and are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. As a donor you will receive an official letter confirming your “charitable contribution.”

Fusion would be pleased and honored to accept any In-Kind donations that will help support the production of the festival. Examples of this include but are not limited to:
- Prize packages for competition winners:
Pitch Meeting, Portfolio/Reel Review, Script
Submission, merchandise, post-production services,
screenings, finishing funds, informational sessions
-Gifts for industry guests and panelists, production space,
catering, hotel and airline accommodations

For more information on Sponsor benefits, contact Lisa Lewis, Development Director at

About New York University, Tisch School of the Arts
As Fusion's principal sponsor, the Tisch School of the Arts stands as one of the world's leading film schools, sharing first place in the U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation's top film institutions. With its excellent facilities, cutting edge equipment, and world renowned faculty, the Tisch School of the Arts receives thousands of applicants per year and accepts some of the most talented and innovative filmmakers to be part of its community.

Distinguished Tisch Alumni include:
Karyn Kasuma, Martha Coolidge, Amy Heckerling, Martin Scorcese, Spike Lee, Oliver Stone, Chris Colombus, Jim Jarmusch, Todd Solondz, Billy Crystal

Alumnus M. Night Shyamalan's film The Sixth Sense is now listed as eleventh on the All-time Gross list at over $300 million in box office receipts.
Alumnus Ang Lee's film, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon received four Academy Awards in 2001 and has become one of the most commercially successful foreign films in history grossing over $90 million.

Since 1992, nine student Academy Award Gold Medals have been presented to Tisch School of Arts and Sciences.
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