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Firelight Media is a premier destination for nonfiction cinema by and about communities of color.

By supporting Firelight Media with a one-time or recurring gift, you will help us continue to deliver programs that benefit an international roster of BIPOC filmmakers who interrupt and interrogate mainstream narratives through authentic nonfiction films that educate, raise cultural consciousness, and reveal visions of a just future.

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Ways To Give

There are numerous ways to financially support Firelight Media’s mission of changing the story. Regardless of the method you choose, you can rest assured that the entirety of your generous support will benefit Firelight Media’s growing community of BIPOC nonfiction filmmakers and cinephiles.

For more information about any of the methods listed below, please contact Development Director Jonathan Kitt at

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Thank you to our community of supporters whose generosity helps Firelight Media
continue to deliver programs that benefit an international roster of BIPOC filmmakers.

View a list of our institutional supporters here.

Board of Directors
Claire Aguilar
Anne Canty
Maurine Knighton
Rashid Shabazz
Marcia Smith
Tani Takagi


Anne Canty
June Cross
Cleonis Golding
(In honor of Stanley Nelson & Marcia Smith)
Constance Golding
(In memory of John Vincent Golding Jr., MD)
Tribal Good
Christie Marchese
Tracye Matthews
Sarah Mosses

Merete Mueller
Justine Nagan
William Ross
Shaady Salehi
Keith Shapiro
Jenny Slattery
Kareem Tabsch
Barbara Twist
Jordan Wilkie
Pamela Yates

Annual Fund

Yvette Alberdingk-Thijm
Anne Aleshire
Walter R Allen
Kevin Arkadie
Patricia Aufderheide
Nels Bangerter
Anna R. Barber
Lynne Berentson
Linda Blackaby
Rachel Lears and Robin Blotnick
Dan Brawley
Caitlin Burke
Lonnie Calhoun
Roy Campanella II
Michael Carew
Harry Carey
In honor of Ayuko Babu PAFF
Daniel Chalfen
Yi Chen
Stephanie Connerd
Jeffrey Copeland
Pamela Covington
Sara Dosa
Joanne Edey-Rhodes
Rodney Evans
Joanne Feinberg
Early Bird Films
Conor Flanagan
Michael Gibbons

Steve Goodman
Mark and Tia Graham
Louise Greaves
Michael Greenfield
Donna Guillaume 
In memory of Robert Guillaume
Jessica Hargrave
Anne Hernandez
Maria Herrera
Nikki Heyman
Mr. Lenel & Mrs. Morenike Hickson
In memory of Josie Mary Lenel Douglas
William Higbie
Doan Hoang
Karen Hopkins
Colleen Irwin
Tom Jennings
Jean Kawahara
Martha King
Ciara Leinaala Lacy
In honor of Bill Greaves
Kristin Lesko
Amy Letourneau
Eliza Licht
Red Owl LLC
Julia Liu
David Magdael
Katie Mathews

Lisa McCarty
M'Daya Meliani
Lucila Moctezuma
Adeline Monzier
Theresa Navarro
Brother Rick Nelson
Diverse Media Creations
Brian Newman
Cindy Ng
Adam Oelsner
Ashley Omoma
MaryKay Penn
Marquita Pool-Eckert
In memory of Marcus Jones
Thomas Powers
PJ Raval
Gini Reticker
In memory of Kathy Reticker
Camille Robinson
Antonio Rossi
Jesse Rudoy
Ray Santisteban
Christine Scalora
Molly Schwartz
Michelle Seely
In honor of Marlene McCurtis
Tracy Semler
Keith Shapiro

Justin Sherwood
Rebecca Sherwood
April Smock
In honor of Tod Green
Donald W. Snowden
Laurie Sumiye
David Felix Sutcliffe
Jon Sylvester
Rahdi Taylor
Mary Lou Teel
Heather Tenzer
In honor of Hank Nadler
Rita Thompson
Jamie Tully
Kiambe Tunsil
Barbara Turk
Jacquelyn Turner
Barbara Twist
Michael Unthank
Cody Upton
Laura Wagner
Melvin Ware
Robert Warrior
Raina Washington
Jeff Weber
Sabina Wex
DeWayne Wickham
Cleo F. Wilson


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