Building on the success of last year’s festival — which reached over 3.5 million people online through panels, conversations, parties, and film screenings — the 2021 BlackStar Film Festival is expected to attract millions of viewers globally this year as a result of promotional marketing and strategic partnerships with national and regional sponsors. During this five-day event, the official Program Guide provides information on the films, programs, and parties and is a wonderful opportunity to advertise products and services to our diverse audience. The Festival attracts an audience with highly desirable demographics, featuring a cross-section of millenials and Gen-Xers between the ages of 25 and 52. Patrons are a mix of upscale, sophisticated filmgoers from across the United States and other corners of the world.

BlackStar has two major advertising opportunities that allow your organization or business to reach our large and diverse audience. The first is through the purchase of print ad space in our high quality, full-color program guide, which will be mailed to hundreds of people this year and be made available to thousands online. The second is a digital ad onscreen before all streaming film and educational programs.


Deadline: May 26, 2021

Circulation: We typically print 3,000 copies of our program guide and this year, as we go virtual, we expect as much if not even greater reach globally. Take a look at last year’s guide. In addition to the thousands of program guides which will be downloaded online, this year we will still print 250 copies to be circulated nationally and internationally to filmmakers, production companies, other film festivals, distributors, broadcasters, donors, and sponsors.

Use the form below to submit your ad.


Deadline: July 1, 2021

Circulation: We plan to screen up to 100 films over five days with audiences of 300-1000+ at each event. There will be approximately 20 film programs, plus 13 panels and conversations. Your digital ad could be placed before each of these events for 10 seconds with 15,000+ impressions possible.

Use the form below to submit your ad.


You can pay online (preferred) or send in payment via check or money order made payable to BlackStar Film Festival and mail to: 1901 S. 9th Street, #314, Philadelphia, PA 19148.

We will not process your ad until payment has been secured.


Print Ads

  • TIFF, JPEG, or print optimized PDF
  • 300 dpi (minimum resolution)
  • Printouts (hardcopies) are not recommended as quality cannot be assured
  • Ads will be printed in full color; save in CMYK format

Digital Onscreen Ads

  • Dimensions: 1920 pixels (wide) by 1080 pixels (high)
  • TIFF, JPEG, or PNG
  • 150 dpi (minimum resolution)
  • Onscreen ads should be in full color; save in RGB format

Note: great on-screen ads are often simple with limited text. Your ad will be on screen for 10 seconds; make them count with bold graphics, your website and dates. If you would like samples or assistance, let us know in advance.

Ad Info Form