Advertise in the Official CineFest Program Guide

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Philadelphia Cinema Alliance produces one of the largest Film Festivals on the East Coast, featuring 250 Films, from 50 countries, in 7 venues, over 12 days - Philadelphia CineFest!

How do 65,000 attendees find out about the films, parties, panels and celebrities that make up CineFest?

Through a beautiful, glossy, full-color, magazine format, 105 page PROGRAM GUIDE. PDF version available on CineFest daily updated website
(Twitter and Facebook page, too!)

Why Advertise in the CineFest Program Guide?
Because Filmgoers are smart, savvy individuals that spend money on dining out, shopping and attending cultural events.

In this world of information overload, ideally you want to catch people's attention while they are relaxed and in recreational mode. The CineFest Program Guide provides just such an opportunity for festival attendees to respond to your logos, discount offers and attractive packaging!

The Guide
(print run of 25,000) is a complete reference to screenings, ticket information, hotels, hotspots and happenings!

It is distributed throughout the tri-state area to high traffic outlets, available on both PCA and CineFest websites, mailed directly to 7,500 repeat ticket buyers, and found at venues throughout the festival.

After the festival ends, The Guide serves as a souvenir item and reference book. In addition, film sponsors will receive a hyperlink with their logo, clicking through from CineFest site directly to yours.
2009 Virtual Program Guide available to view


For Cheap and Effective Ads

A one page listing of small businesses and professional services. Ads will be like a mini business card - small logo, web address and contact information- A Real Bargain! $125

A listing of pubs, cafes, fine dining, bistros, pizza shops and eateries in the vicinity of the Ritz Theaters (Olde City) The Prince Theater (Center City) International House and Bridge Cinema (University City) and Bryn Mawr Film Institute(Main Line) - A Great Deal! $125

or 1/4 page
Bigger is even better, for a small investment, you can double your ad size and your return!
$300 /$600

For More Notable Ads

Allows space for a well-designed ad to really make an impressive and lasting statement! $1500

Big Bang for Your Ad Buck!
Magazine style ad which gives the prominence of sponsorship and generosity. $2200
Cover 2: 10% premium
Cover 3: 15% premium
Cover 4: 20% premium

(2 page spread) $3400
Before you say, too rich for my blood, think of it this way - Say for instance, you own a shop along 3rd Street in Olde City, there are over a dozen lovely shops and boutiques; so you all make it a group promotion! Together you take out a double truck ad that reads at the top "Discover 3rd Street". Each shop gets an ad between the 2 pages. This way you are pooling your advertising dollars together for greater impact. 8 merchants divided by $3400 = $425pp - The cost is minimal, the impact maximum!

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is about discovering what I find pleasing in screening & eating - in case you missed it, the name is a play on Tinseltown using the Tines of a Fork.

Feel free to send me info on a film or new restaurant you'd like me to highlight.

Will there ever be a cap on movie prices?

Will we one day pay $20 a pop?

Why don't we pay on a scale?

A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
Big action movies like"Lord of the Rings", "Iron Man," "Transformers" are worth $10.
Woody Allen movie or something like "Silver Linings Playbook" $6-$7.
A chick flick or light comedy $5.75 and most Indie Films $5.25.

You could even do it by seasons - all summer block busters from May to August - $10
Sept - November 15th $3.50 - $4
Back to $10 for Thanksgiving and Christmas etc...

Or you can do it by A Actors ($9 - $10), B Actors ($6 - $7) TV actors on the big screen ($3.50 - $4)

Surely I'm not the first person to realize this makes sense. Has it been voted on in the Motion Picture Industry and then vetoed? If so, why?

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