Who Is Black Alphabet?
Black Alphabet is a non-profit organization formed in Chicago, Illinois. Our premier program is the Black Alphabet Film Festival (BAFF), a film festival dedicated to showcasing the works by and about the Black LGBTQ/SGL community.
Black Alphabet’s mission is to promote and nurture the stories of LGBTQ/SGL people of color through film, empower our storytellers, and celebrate our community.
In 2013, the festival’s inaugural year, BAFF opened to rave reviews featuring 15 international films with more than 100 attendees. In the broader LGBTQ landscape, the stories of Black LGBTQ people are often forgotten. Our mission is to empower our community by celebrating, promoting and nurturing these untold stories.
The 2014 festival will open at The DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago's historic Hyde Park neighborhood and then moves to The Center on Halsted in the Lakeview neighborhood the following day.
Black Alphabet understands that whatever letter you identify with, that our stories are a part of a rich legacy that builds upon our past, informs our present and prepares us for the future.
Why We Need Your Support
This year, we plan to create an even bigger and better celebration of storytelling, art and community. To achieve this goal, we are in need of $10,000 to help us implement the 2014 Black Alphabet Film Festival.
Funds raised from this campaign will assist the organization pay for the following:
- Venue rentals for the festival
- Opening Reception
- Closing Ceremony
- Technology costs
- Marketing and Promotion
- Travel & Hotel (feature producers, directors, actors)
- Insurance and other administrative fees
- Other basic film festival related costs
Other Ways to Get Involved
Any support that you can provide for the Black Alphabet Film Festival would be greatly appreciated! If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer, please sign up at http://blackalphabet.org/volunteer/. Also, you can help us spread the word about the Black Alphabet Film Festival by telling your friends, families and film enthusiasts. Ensure that you use the Indiegogo share tools to inform people of the festival via social media.
To keep up with the latest about Black Alphabet and the film festival, feel free to visit and/or post on our Facebook (Black Alphabet) and Twitter (@BlackAlphabet) pages. You can also join our email list by visiting our website at www.blackalphabet.org and learn more about the organization. The more you share the more opportunities we have to continue to tell the stories of Black LGBTQ people everywhere!
Thank you in advance for all of your support!