BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL

Membership

Become a BlackStar

This summer, from August 2-5, 2018, the BlackStar Film Festival will expose over 5,000 people to independent films by and about black people from around the globe. Now, when you donate $75 or more to BlackStar, you automatically become a member, making you eligible for a number of precious perks, and aligning you with a community of other film and media supporters, trailblazers, and game changers.

Black identity is not small or narrow. Yet often, when we watch movies created by the major studios we see the same stories repeated. Through the screening of films by independent filmmakers from all over the world, BlackStar disrupts stereotypes and creates a visual conversation about the diversity of blackness that carries on long after the credits roll.

Membership Benefits

An annual BlackStar membership includes exclusive benefits all year round and during the annual festival, the first week of August.

If you are interested in a “more than membership” engagement experience within the BlackStar donor circle, please contact us at members@blackstarfest.org for expanded opportunities.

BlackStar offers several levels of membership at different ranges. Find out which works for you and become a member before opening night!
Ambassador

$75

Illuminate the countless stories of our communities and families.
  • Member button
  • Discounted tickets
  • Advance pre-sale of festival passes
  • Voting privileges for Member award
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Incubator

$150

Create space for dialogue among filmmakers, patrons and enthusiasts.
  • Member button
  • Discounted tickets
  • Advanced pre-sale of festival passes
  • Voting privileges for Member award
  • Pre-event mailed Festival Program Guide
SELECT
Innovator

$250

Transcend traditional standards of storytelling and media representation.
  • Member button
  • Discounted tickets
  • Advanced pre-sale of festival passes
  • Voting privileges for Member award
  • Pre-event mailed Festival Program Guide
  • Tickets to open, closing, and annual awards gala
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Agitator

$500

Transform communities through the power of image and film.
  • Member button
  • Discounted tickets
  • Advanced pre-sale of festival passes
  • Voting privileges for Member award
  • Pre-event mailed Festival Program Guide
  • Tickets to open, closing, and annual awards gala
  • One festival pass
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Futurist

$1,000

Continue the trajectory toward the sustainability and success of BlackStar.
  • Member button
  • Discounted tickets
  • Advanced pre-sale of festival passes
  • Voting privileges for Member award
  • Pre-event mailed Festival Program Guide
  • Tickets to open, closing, and annual awards gala
  • Two festival passes
  • Commemorative print
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