Building Alexandria's Most Innovative Place



NEW PBS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL SERIES TO PREMIER IN ALEXANDRIA - Looking for AFF Sponsors

09/15/2015 7:34 AM | Anonymous

NEW PBS CIVIL WAR HOSPITAL SERIES TO PREMIER IN ALEXANDRIA: AFF LOOKING FOR SPONSORS

Next January, PBS will broadcast a new historical series on public television called "Mercy Street." This will be the first time in over a decade that a PBS dramatic series has been produced in the United States - and the story takes place in Alexandria in the Spring of 1862 and centers on health care and hospitals! It has been described by the producers as "E.R. for the Civil War," and is expected to be the "next Downton Abbey."

Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the Civil War conflict. One is a staunch New England abolitionist. The other is a naive young Confederate "belle." The two confront each other in Alexandria, Virginia, a Confederate-occupied city located just across the Potomac River from Washington D.C., the North's seat of power.

The Alexandria Film Festival will host the premier screening of Mercy Street with a full episode of the series on November 5, 2015, the first day of the Festival.

Sponsors for the festival which is scheduled for November 5 through 8, 2015 are needed. PBS, of course, will be heavily promoting the Mercy Street program starting this fall and this would be an opportunity to associate yourself with the film -- and at the same time help the AFF, now in its 9th year. 

Some of the events this year will be exclusive to sponsors and other VIPs and will not be open to the general public. 

We're deep into reviewing films submitted to the festival from around the world and are now developing the exhibition program.

Attached is a brochure describing the various levels of film festival sponsorships. Please note that Alexandria Film Festival has an official 501(c) 3 status which means that sponsorship contributions are tax deductible.


Film Fest Sponsor Brochure

Eisenhower Partnership   1500 Eisenhower Avenue,   Alexandria VA 22314  eisenhowerppp@gmail.com

The Eisenhower Partnership is a non-profit organization serving the best interests of the Eisenhower Valley.

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software