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Business Sponsorship

The Black Bear Film Festival is a cultural anchor for Milford and the entire region.  It involves everyone from school children to seniors and supports our local economy.  A true win-win-win!” –  Sean Strub, Mayor of Milford


Black Bear Film Festival continues to bring outstanding independent films, filmmakers and film events to Milford and the tri-state region.  In addition to offering the best independent films at the annual Festival (October 18 – 20, 2019), the festival promotes economic development in the region and is taking on a greatly expanded community role.

Ticket sales alone cannot provide the necessary income for Black Bear to operate, sponsor support provides the majority of our budget. 
Your generosity allows us to expand Black Bear Film Festival  in new and exciting ways, as we continue to develop and enhance partnerships with our business communities and our non-profit agencies.

According to Milford Mayor, Sean Strub, “The 2017 Black Bear Film Festival was one of the best ever, with an even larger audience and an ever larger sense of community about the entire event from the opening gala throughout the weekend.  The glamour is back.”   In addition, our Program Guide won the 2017 Silver Davey Award for its outstanding design.

2019 will be even more exciting, with more films, more celebrities, more special events.   Your Black Bear Film Festival is now a 12-month yearly program with special film events, workshops, special events, educational programs, discounts to other non-Black Bear events and free access to the Milford Film History Exhibit.

We will continue to develop and enhance partnerships with our business communities, sponsors, and local non-profits.

Each level of sponsorship delivers a wide variety of benefits including acknowledgement in the 2019 Program Guide, in our unique 2019 Black Bear poster, and on our revitalized social media and website.

Additional benefits include invitations to special events throughout the year, Opening Gala and Movie, and the entire weekend of movies, short films, and guest appearances.

Check back January 2019 for Sponsorship Opportunities.


Foundry42 ~ Quarry Management ~ Historic Dimmick Inn ~ Kolmar
Citizens Bank ~ The Dime Bank ~ Biondo Investment Advisers

Access Physical Therapy ~ Geba Realty ~ Jack Williams Tire ~ Kathleen Quinlan Hospice ~ Keller Williams ~ Price Chopper ~ Ray’s Auto Repair 
The Artisan Exchange ~ Upriver Home ~ Van Gorder’s Furniture ~ Water Wheel Cafe ~ Wayne Memorial Hospital
Irene’s Kitchen ~ Wayne Bank

See what all the excitement is about.