In 2025, SDFF will be 18 years old and catching its stride – a Curtain Raiser Screening and SDFF Streaming  were added to the live festival last year, expanding audiences, while being an Academy Award® Qualifying Festival attracts the work of excellent documentarians to our screens. The combination of these two additions translates directly into more visibility for each of our partners as logos are viewed on every screen at every event.

Join us in bringing the work of non-fiction story tellers to appreciative audiences while increasing your company’s revenue possibilities.


We have strengthened our commitment to deliver a festival that preserves the integrity, security and the value of our filmmakers’ endeavors to as wide an audience as possible. To that end, our 16th festival contains films that address diverse subjects and cultures as well as Q&A sessions with filmmakers and panels on a range of subjects. Curated from over 600 submissions, the films meet the standard we have set at SDFF and our carefully chosen panels address topics of interest to filmmakers and film patrons, locally as well as globally. 

The addition of SDFF Streaming gives every one of our partners all of the benefits of a local festival, plus an additional means of being seen in the virtual landscape that has become a primary source of information and commerce. Your participation in SDFF 2023 allows your business and your brand to be seen by this diverse community of local as well as virtual patrons with varied needs and wants. Consider how we can work together for the benefit of both your business and the work that SDFF does to support visual nonfiction storytellers whose commitment to their art informs every frame of their work. Take a look at how that support can pay off:

The various levels of participation afforded to our partners can be downloaded right here. Please take this opportunity to check them out and see which tier fits your budget for the coming year. Because of investments from valued partners like you, the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival has maintained its reputation as a festival where quality films are screened and filmmakers are honored.  Because of you, our vision of SDFF as an inclusive home to all who thoughtfully and artfully spotlight relevant topics continues.

Visit us at Get a feel for the community we continue to build as we address the topics of social justice, the environment, the arts, world cultures and many others.  We follow our filmmaking alumni as they continue their journeys. In addition, we spotlight all of our partners across social media platforms as they have events to share. When you become one, your business or organization will have the added value that being on them brings.

Return on investment (ROI) analytics from social media platforms as well as the SDFF website are available upon request.


Activate and Advertise Your brand with local and multi-state virtual viewers via targeted digital placement opportunities on multiple platforms.Tell your story to our audience.

Connect with local, national and international filmmakers and film industry professionals during festival weekend.

Access Passes and Tickets for you and your staff to experience SDFF 2023.  This includes receptions, parties, panels and films and VIP events.

Support the only California film festival north of the San Francisco Bay Area that has the  Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences accreditation. This entitles SDFF jury award winning short films to be nominated for an Oscar®. In 2021, SDFF filmmaker Ben Proudfoot took home the coveted statue for his film The Queen of Basketball.

Become a part of SDFF’s story, Partner with us in 2023.

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