Advertise during the 2022 BlackStar Film Festival and reach a global audience of cinephiles, artists, and other tastemakers.

Whether you’re a seasoned brand or an indie newcomer, by advertising with the festival, you have the opportunity to reach our audience in print circulation, digital impressions, and at events.

Streaming Platform Ads

Deadline: July 1, 2022

Reach: This year’s festival will include virtual film screenings and panels hosted within our festival streaming platform. Ads can be placed in the pre-roll before a virtual event or as banners on the pages within the platform itself.

In 2021 we hosted 20 film programs, showcasing more than 80 films, plus 13 live panels and conversations. In total these streaming events reached an audience of over 700,000 viewers worldwide.

In-Person Event Ads

Deadline: July 1, 2022

Reach: In addition to our virtual film screenings and panels, this year we will host a series of in-person events. Your ad could appear on-screen during an outdoor film night, indoor screening, or rooftop party.

In 2021, over 3,000 people attended BlackStar Film Festival events in Philadelphia, including five free outdoor screenings and an opening and closing night party.

Print Ads

Deadline: May 23, 2022

Circulation: Take a look at last year’s program guide here. In addition to the thousands of program guides which will be downloaded online, this year we plan to print 500+ copies for in-person events and to be circulated nationally and internationally to filmmakers, production companies, other film festivals, distributors, broadcasters, donors, and sponsors.

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You can pay online (preferred) or send in payment by mail via check or money order. For information about submitting a payment by mail please contact our Marketing Associate, Mariam Dembele, at mariam@blackstarfest.org.

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

If you’re interested in a larger-scale ad buy or sponsorship, please reach out to our Chief Operations Officer, Sara Zia Ebrahimi, at sarazia@blackstarfest.org.


Print Ad Specifications

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

 

Streaming Platform and In-Person Event Ad Specifications

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 you 10 seconds; make them count with bold graphics, your website and dates. If you would like samples or assistance, let us know in advance.


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