Help BlackStar Shine


Celebrate Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists.

Become a Member through a financial contribution of $25 or more. Sustain our work and join a community of other film and media advocates, trailblazers, and game changers who are helping us grow and address the structural barriers faced by Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists globally. Your contribution can be a one time or monthly payment.

Sparkle — $25+

• Fee waived on film submissions to BlackStar Film Festival
• 10% off all BlackStar merchandise
• Special offers and discounts to in-person and virtual events
• Annual Seen digital subscription

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Shine — $100+

• Fee waived on film submissions to BlackStar Film Festival
• 10% off all BlackStar merchandise
• Priority registration period for Festival and other select events
• Voting privileges for exclusive member award at Festival
• Special offers and discounts to in-person and virtual events
• Free admission to members-only artist talks and other year-round events
• Annual Seen print+digital subscriptions
• Program guide mailing in advance of festival

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Star — $500+

• Fee waived on film submissions to BlackStar Film Festival
• 10% off all BlackStar merchandise
• Priority registration period for Festival and other select events
• Voting privileges for exclusive member award at Festival
• Special offers and discounts to in-person and virtual events
• Free admission to members-only artist talks and other year-round events
• Annual Seen print+digital subscription
• Program guide mailing in advance of festival
• All access pass to BlackStar Film Festival

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Luminary — $1000+

• Fee waived on film submissions to BlackStar Film Festival
• 10% off all BlackStar merchandise
• Priority registration period for Festival and other select events
• Voting privileges for exclusive member award at Festival
• Special offers and discounts to in-person and virtual events
• Free admission to members-only artist talks and other year-round events
• Annual Seen print+digital subscriptions
• Program guide mailing in advance of festival
• All access pass to BlackStar Film Festival
• Complimentary registration to BlackStar’s William and Louise Greaves Filmmaker Seminar
• Gift of exclusive BlackStar merchandise item

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How can I make a larger donation, multi-year gift, and/or become a sponsor?

If you are interested in discussing corporate sponsorship, a significant and/or multi-year gift please contact Sara Zia Ebrahimi, sarazia@blackstarfest.org.

Can I donate stock investment gains to BlackStar?

We currently accept donations of tax-free stock investment gains through Daffy.

My workplace offers matched donations. How do I set that up?

For any needed paperwork related to securing a matched donation from your employer please email our Chief Operations Officer Sara Zia Ebrahimi at sarazia [at] blackstarfest.org.

My workplace offers the option to donate from my paycheck. Can I donate to BlackStar this way?

BlackStar is currently enrolled in Benevity Causes, used by a majority of corporate workplaces for charitable giving. Use our EIN number, 75-3129761, to designate your gift. If your company uses a different platform please contact our Chief Operations Officer Sara Zia Ebrahimi at sarazia [at] blackstarfest.org.

What are my payment options?

Transactions are processed by Stripe, which accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards, or you can also pay by check.

Can I get a refund?

Memberships are final and non-refundable, but you are welcome to cancel anytime.

How do I change or cancel my Membership?

Monthly members can cancel at any time. Yearly members are pre-paid, but automatic renewal can be canceled allowing your membership to expire when the current year of membership ends. Email sarazia[at]blackstarfestorg for more info.

When will I receive my 2022 Program Guide?

Program guides will begin delivering next summer. If you have updates to your shipping address prior to shipping, please email us at star@blackstarfest.org before June 1, 2022.


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In-Kind Contributions

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Foundations

Support for BlackStar is provided in part by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Ford Foundation/JustFilms, Hurtubise Family Fund at Innovia Foundation, Independence Public Media Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Michael Jordan Black Community Commitment Fund, Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, Perspective Fund, Philadelphia's Cultural Treasures, Philadelphia Foundation/Black Community Leaders Fund, Philadelphia Foundation/Forman Arts Initiative, PopCulture Collaborative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Ruth & Joseph C. Reed Foundation for the Arts, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Surdna Foundation, Wallace Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and Wyncote Foundation. Invaluable support is provided by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.