Giving Season 2022
If this year flew by you in a flash and a fog, you're not alone. We're having whiplash over here!
It's actually Giving Tuesday season again already!
Well you know how this goes - because everyone is asking for support, and yup, so are we.
We're still very committed to supporting Black film artists and sharing their work within local and diasporic communities.
So help us sustain this in 2023!
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CAPTION: Community chat after screening of NEPTUNE FROST at Grand Illusion Cinema June 2022
For nearly four years we've shared our time and love of films by gathering folks around screens
to watch movies and witness film artists talk about their work in community.
We center artists sharing stories, histories, and radical imaginings
from across the African diaspora for FREE
- while always compensating them for their time spent with us.
Your gift, in any amount, will help us sustain this practice by
funding our programs in 2023!
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CAPTION: Walk Good, 2021, Dir. Adriaan Louw and Roberto Colombo: HERE + THERE community film program at Frye Art Museum, May 14, 2022
Your individual gift will help us continue to:
offer free programs, like all programs we’ve offered since we started in 2019
amplify artists, filmmakers, writers, and film scholars, while compensating them for their work
fund our annual programs for Black Music Month and the AFTER DARK Horror series, and to start new programs with guest curators
support our background operations that we run mostly on a volunteer basis
provide meaningful partnership support of local creators and community orgs in Seattle, without whom we just could not even consider doing this work!
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CAPTION: Movie goers in the lobby of Grand Illusion Cinema after the screening of NEPTUNE FROST, June 2022
It is important to us to keep our work accessible by continuing to offer free programming, but also to offer sliding scale options for ticketed screenings in the future.
Your gift of 1$ -$5 -$10-$15-$20 will help us out - or $500 if ya got it!
Our goal this season is to raise $5,000 that we’ll use just for programs in 2023!You can give via two (2) options:
If you’ve been following our collective, love what we do, and want us to continue, consider Black Cinema Collective this Giving Season.
THANK YOU for keeping us going!