Black Web Fest 2019

A Festival that Celebrates Black Creatives and All Things Digital!

Victoria
Modern Media
$1,350
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Project Description

Black Web Fest is an international festival that celebrates Black creatives and digital content. We believe in bridging the gap between Black creatives and technology. We commit ourselves to educating underserved communities across the African diaspora. Our core themes are media, discovery, education, and technology.

 

 

We launched our first festival in 2017. Since launching we’ve had events in New York, Atlanta, and London. We’ve screened over 40 films and highlighted more than 50 independent creatives.

Our annual two-day festival is located in New York City. Our 2019 season will take place Friday, April 12, 2019 to Saturday, April 13, 2019. During the festival we screen Black short films, documentaries, web series and animation. The event features panels with industry experts and influencers. We also have unique networking events and a wine tasting.

Panels Topics for Black Web Fest 2019

  • Composing Music for Film and Digital Content
  • Black Animation, Creating Immersive Art, VR
  • Media and Wellness
  • Decentralizing Media (Cryptocurrency and Blockchain)
  • How to Build a Successful Business
  • Intellectual Property

Dates

Day 1 & After Party – Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 12 pm – 12 am

Dumbo Loft

155 Water Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

Day 2 – Saturday, April 13, 2019

Time: 11 am – 8 pm

National Black Theatre

2031 5th Ave

 New York, NY 10035

 

Did You Know?

There is also a lack of gender equality in media. Female characters fill only 28.7% of all speaking roles in film. For scripted series, less than 40% of all speaking characters were girls and women (broadcast=36.4%, cable=37.3%, streaming=38.1%). Only 3.4% of all film directors were female. Among TV and digital series, broadcast had the highest percentage of directors (17.1%) and streaming the lowest (11.8%). Over 69% of our attendees are women.

Our festival creates a unique space for creatives to share films, learn new skills, and network.

 

Running a festival is costly we want to make sure this upcoming season will be amazing. We are raising funding for Black Web Fest 2019. Funding will help us pay for a venue, team, talent, PR, and administration fees (crowdfunding, credit card fees, taxes, reward cost).

Our stretch goal is $30,000 this will allow us to pay for both venues (day 1 and day 2), and to create even better programming.

 

All rewards will be delivered by April 15, 2019.

 

Victoria Coker | Black Web Fest Creator

Victoria Coker is an entrepreneur, marketer and artist. She graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s in communication arts. Ms. Coker has more than ten years of design, marketing and event planning experience. In the past, she worked for arts organizations such as Carnegie Hall and BRIC Arts Media.

Ms. Coker was inspired to create CLRED Media after seeing there was a lack of diversity in media. Last year, she organized the first ever Black Web Fest. She believes by amplifying the voices of people of color; she will empower her community.

Thank you for your support. Your contribution will help us make Black Web Fest 2019 a success.

Don’t forget to tell a friend about our campaign!!!

Updates

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Why did you launch a crowdfunding campaign?

We thought it was an easy way to connect with our community. Black women receive less than .02 percent of early stage funding. For the past two years, the festival has been self-funded by the festival organizer, Victoria Coker. The goal of the crowdfunding campaign is to get funding for initial cost such as securing the venue, promoting the event, hiring PR, growing our team and booking talent.

When will I receive my reward?

All rewards will be received by April 30, 2019.

How will I receive lapel pin?

If you plan to attend Black Web Fest 2019 we will give you your lapel pin day 1 or day 2 of the festival. If you will not be attending the festival we will mail your pin to your selected address. Please provide an email address so we can contact you.

Can I submit something other than a film trailer for the film trailer reward?

Sorry we only accept film trailers.

Are there other ways we can support?

Yes, we need volunteers for the festival. Visit our website for more information and please share our campaign with friends and family.

How can I submit my short film, web series, documentary or animation to the festival?

Please submit your films on https://filmfreeway.com/BlackWebFest. Film festival submissions close December 15, 2018.

How will I receive updates about the campaign?

We will be providing updates via the iFundwomen updates section. After the campaign ends we will also send monthly email updates leading up to the festival.

What is the contingency plan if you don’t receive full funding for the campaign?

Campaign funding or not we plan to have Black Web Fest 2019 on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th. We are also looking for other avenues to fund the festival including sponsorship.

 

 

Brittany H
11/13/2018
Social Media Shout Out
$15
SevDeMy
11/12/2018
Diversity Pin
$25
Ian Q Grant
11/12/2018
Social Media Shout Out
$10
Queen Femly
11/11/2018
After Party
$100
Alissa Small
11/10/2018
Social Media Shout Out
$10
Millie Thomad
11/09/2018
Social Media Shout Out
$20
KarynRose Bruyning
11/04/2018
Monetary Contribution
$20
Joe
11/01/2018
Golden Ticket
$50
Karyne Hairbykaryne Tinord
10/21/2018
Golden Ticket
$50
Shawnte
10/19/2018
Diversity Pin
$25
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Contribute
$5
Thank You

Join the Black Web Fest family. As a part of the fam we will show our love and list you in the Thank You section of the Black Web Fest 2019 app.

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$10
Social Media Shout Out

Let the world know you support Black creatives. You will be given a digital SHOUT OUT on the Black Web Fest Twitter and Instagram account.

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7 Supporters
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$25
Diversity Pin

Be one of the first to get the exclusive ColoredContent “DIVERSITY MUST BE TELEVISED” ENAMEL PIN. Plus you’ll get a personal shout out on Black Web Fest’s social media.

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13 Supporters
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$100
After Party

Party with us at the Black Web Fest 2019 AFTER PARTY. Meet other amazing Black creatives, and dance to beats spun by a live DJ. Plus, you’ll get everything included in the Golden Ticket reward.

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1 Supporter
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$200
Better Together

YOU and THREE FRIENDS will get VIP PASSES for the Black Web Fest 2019 and the After Party. Plus, you’ll get everything from the Diversity Pin reward.

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$100
[ For Business & Creator ] App Promo

Advertise your business, new film, or product on the Black Web Fest 2019 app. The ad will be included in the sponsorship section of our app. Plus get one free pass to the Black Web Fest After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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$250
[ For Business & Creator ] Film Trailer

Screen your 5-MINUTE FILM TRAILER during Day 2 of the festival. Plus you get TWO PASSES to the Black Web Fest After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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$500
[ For Business & Creator ] Social Gold

We’ll promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. We will also design a special CUSTOM GRAPHIC AD just for you. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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$2,500
[ For Business & Creator ] Brand Royalty

Your logo will be listed on digital materials leading up to the festival, select signage at the festival, and on our website. We’ll promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. This reward gives you an opportunity to screen a 5-minute video ad during the event. Your organization will have an exhibitor table during Day 1 of the festival. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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$5,000
[ For Business & Creator ] Power a Panel

Sponsor a panel at Black Web Fest. Have an opportunity to  speak during the festival. Your logo will be listed on digital materials leading up to the festival, select signage at the festival, and on our website. We will promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. Your organization will have an exhibitor table during Day 1 of the festival. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

1 Supporter
Contribute
$5
Thank You

Join the Black Web Fest family. As a part of the fam we will show our love and list you in the Thank You section of the Black Web Fest 2019 app.

5000 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10
Social Media Shout Out

Let the world know you support Black creatives. You will be given a digital SHOUT OUT on the Black Web Fest Twitter and Instagram account.

2493 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Diversity Pin

Be one of the first to get the exclusive ColoredContent “DIVERSITY MUST BE TELEVISED” ENAMEL PIN. Plus you’ll get a personal shout out on Black Web Fest’s social media.

1237 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
After Party

Party with us at the Black Web Fest 2019 AFTER PARTY. Meet other amazing Black creatives, and dance to beats spun by a live DJ. Plus, you’ll get everything included in the Golden Ticket reward.

99 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$200
Better Together

YOU and THREE FRIENDS will get VIP PASSES for the Black Web Fest 2019 and the After Party. Plus, you’ll get everything from the Diversity Pin reward.

18 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
[ For Business & Creator ] App Promo

Advertise your business, new film, or product on the Black Web Fest 2019 app. The ad will be included in the sponsorship section of our app. Plus get one free pass to the Black Web Fest After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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2 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
[ For Business & Creator ] Film Trailer

Screen your 5-MINUTE FILM TRAILER during Day 2 of the festival. Plus you get TWO PASSES to the Black Web Fest After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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0 Supporters
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$500
[ For Business & Creator ] Social Gold

We’ll promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. We will also design a special CUSTOM GRAPHIC AD just for you. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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0 Supporters
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$2,500
[ For Business & Creator ] Brand Royalty

Your logo will be listed on digital materials leading up to the festival, select signage at the festival, and on our website. We’ll promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. This reward gives you an opportunity to screen a 5-minute video ad during the event. Your organization will have an exhibitor table during Day 1 of the festival. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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0 Supporters
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$5,000
[ For Business & Creator ] Power a Panel

Sponsor a panel at Black Web Fest. Have an opportunity to  speak during the festival. Your logo will be listed on digital materials leading up to the festival, select signage at the festival, and on our website. We will promote your business on our social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) and place your AD in the sponsorship section of our app. Your organization will have an exhibitor table during Day 1 of the festival. Plus you get FOUR PASSES to the Black Web Fest’s After Party and Day 2 of the festival.

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