Your business or corporation can support Inside Out and help us achieve our mandate of Challenging Attitudes and Changing Lives by sponsoring one or all of our yearly initiatives:

  • Toronto LGBT Film Festival
  • Ottawa LGBT Film Festival
  • New Visions Program
  • Inside Out Online LGBTQ+ Catalogue
  • Year-round Screenings

Our members and audiences are well educated with high household incomes who actively seek out products and services from companies seen as LGBTQ+ positive.

Sponsorship of our key initiatives offers exposure in a variety of ways:

  • Advertising in Festival catalogue
  • Website advertising
  • Logo recognition
  • Movie house slide advertising
  • Pre-screening trailers
  • On-site sampling/displays
  • And more…


Inside Out is always looking for new and exciting advertisers for all of our year-round initiatives, including respective LGBT Film Festivals in Toronto and Ottawa. Our community of supporters, patrons and stakeholders provide a demographic profile composed of upper income, well-educated consumers who are brand loyal. Recent surveys state that 77% of our audience actively supports brands, products or services that sponsor or advertise with Inside Out.

Sponsor a Film

By donating to the Ottawa Leadership Circle, you will join a special group of supporters who wish to champion Inside Out’s vision of challenging attitudes, and changing lives through the promotion, production and exhibition of film made by and about 2SLGBTQ+ people of all ages, races, and abilities.

As an Ottawa Leadership Circle supporter, you will:

  • be honoured as a sponsor of a film at the Festival
  • receive 6 complimentary tickets to your sponsored film
  • get exclusive access to Inside Out Ottawa events
  • be eligible to receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your donation
  • listed as the film sponsor in the digital Festival Program Guide

For all Ottawa Leadership Circle questions, email

We would be happy to tailor a sponsorship package to fit your needs and give your company maximum exposure.

For more information on how to promote your business, big or small, with the largest LGBT Film Festival in the country or to gain more insight about Inside Out and our initiatives, please contact:

Elie Chivi
Interim Co-Head and Director of Development