The mission of this website is to enhance, expand and promote all levels of participation in Ebertfest. In order to accomplish our mission, we would especially like to increase the number of people who sponsor Ebertfest and thus make it possible for Ebertfest to continue. However sponsorship is only one aspect of Ebertfest. Without people attending our movies and seminars and without volunteers helping make Ebertfest function, there would be no Ebertfest. We want anyone who is at all interested in movies to learn more about Ebertfest and read about why so many people keep attending Ebertfest – year after year. The first 20 Ebertfests have been amazing. We strive to attract participants to help us make each new Ebertfest just as wonderful.