GFEST – an unrivalled platform – will perform well for its sponsors – A ‘uksponsorship.com’ news update in 2009.
GFEST – Gaywise FESTival in London has put up the sponsorship package on the website: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/sponsors
An overwhelming figure of 96% audiences recommended that funders should continue to sponsor GFEST.
The festival was described as ‘The biggest thing going on in London’ by the BBC London & other international media in Nov 2009. GFEST is London’s LGBT, Queer Arts Festival for All. GFEST 2010 is to run from 8 to 21 Nov 2010 in various venues across London.
GFEST 2009 was supported by Arts Council England & The Mayor of London.
The Festival enjoys cross-party support. GFEST launch receptions were attended by Ministers, MPs and members from all three main parties, amongst others, in the Houses of Parliament for the last two years. Among several news & online channels, the festival was covered by travel and tourism sector including special mentions by British Airways, Eurostar, Best Western Hotels, Red Carnation Hotels, Visit London, Visit Britain.
Apart from London based LGBT and mainstream media sources, GFEST 09 news was covered in Norway, Spain, Italy, Japan and several international platforms. A true showcase of widest possible diverse talent, GFEST 09 also broke barriers since it was attended by gay and straight audiences from all age groups (younger and older, including families walking in with toddlers), various social and cultural backgrounds.
GFEST 2010 call for submission was announced in March 2010 and the artwork entries are pouring in online on GFEST website: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk
– Submit to GFEST : short films online visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/filmscreening
– Submit to GFEST : Visual artwork online visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/artsexhibition
– Submit to GFEST : Performance work online visit: http://www.gaywisefestival.org.uk/performance
GFEST Artistic Director Niranjan Kamatkar commented, “It makes a greater sense to support GFEST at this stage. Each year the GFEST programme and its artistic merit is growing stronger and making this annual festival a key event in London’s cultural calendar by 2012.”
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