Black Web Fest x Web Monetization

Black Web Fest

New York, NY 10012


Jun 25, 2022


Jun 21, 2022

The pandemic seriously impacted Black creators. According to data collected by Americans for the Arts, BIPOC artists are more likely to be sharing their work online for free.

We want to help Black creators discover new ways to monetize their work online. That’s why we’re launching Black Web Fest x Web Monetization, a program that provides training for creators to learn how to use web monetization to access new streams of funding. We’ll be providing free training, two-month free Coil Membership and four creators will be awarded a $5,000 grant.

One creator selected from each category (i.e., Best Short Film, Best Short Documentary, Best Web Series, and Best Animation) will receive a $5,000 grant ($4,000 to use on their next project + $1,000 to use on marketing their film or series) and support to stream and monetize their content on Cinnamon.Video.

Applications open on April 25th. Submissions will close June 25, 2022. Winners will be announced before or by July 25, 2022, at 11:59 EST.


  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Legal US and Canadian residents (except Quebec) 18 years or older.
  • The writer or director of the film must be Black or are from the African Diaspora
  • Film or series cannot have streamed on a network or streaming platform (this excludes the following social media platforms YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, or Vimeo).