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
Day 1 & After Party – Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 12 pm – 12 am
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.
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