Online streaming platform for accessible user experiences

BlackStar Projects



A screenshot from the virtual event "Still Processing The Forty-Year-Old Version" featuring Wesley Morris, Jenna Worthham, and Radha Blank during the 2020 Blackstar Film Festival. 

The creation of a customized online platform will enable BlackStar Projects to present its film screenings, live conversations, and other programs to a global community of BIPOC filmmakers, artists, critics, and film audiences. Building on the substantial regional and international reach of the organization’s online-only film festival during the pandemic, the platform will prioritize a high-quality and inclusive user experience that encompasses language translation and interpretation, American Sign Language, captioning, and audio descriptions.

The total grant amount represents project funding plus an additional 20% in unrestricted general operating support.