We Need Your Input

Dear Firelighters –

This year we celebrate 15 years of telling underrepresented stories, supporting diverse filmmakers and attracting diverse audiences. We couldn’t have reached this anniversary without your support and we are busy planning the next 15 years of powerful storytelling! At this important moment, we’d like to take a moment to learn more about who you are, what you value in documentaries, and how we’re doing as an organization. We invite you to participate in first extensive survey of our unique audience of filmmakers, funders, film fans and supporters. 

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the many constituencies we serve and identify your unique interests and needs. We will use your feedback to shape the future of Firelight. Please share your input below by filling out our short survey (10 minutes max).

Create your own user feedback survey

The purpose of this survey is to better understand the many constituencies we serve and identify your unique interests and needs. We will use your feedback to shape the future of Firelight! Please share your input by filling out our short survey (10 minutes max).

To show our appreciation for completing the survey, we’ll list you on the upcoming Firelighter page on our site and you will automatically be entered to win the following prizes.

  • $50 AMEX Gift Card (5 Winners)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution Poster signed by Stanley Nelson (5 Winners)
  • The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution DVD (5 Winners)

All winners announced on Monday, August, 15th.

Thank you for helping us Change the Story.

Official Rules:


  1. Eligibility: Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”) is open only to those who complete the “Firelight Audience Survey” and who are 18 as of the date of entry. The sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United States and is void where prohibited by law. Employees of Firelight (the “Sponsor”) their respective affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies, suppliers and their immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of each are not eligible to participate in the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited.
  2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, you agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and you represent and warrant that you meet the eligibility requirements set forth herein. In addition, you agree to accept the decisions of Firelight as final and binding as it relates to the content. The Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.
  3. Sweepstakes Period: Entries will be accepted online starting on or about Wednesday, July 13, 2016 and ending Friday, August 12, 2016. All online entries must be received by Friday, August 12th 5:00 PM EST.
  4. How to Enter: The Sweepstakes must be entered by following the instructions in the blog post. The entry must fulfill all sweepstakes requirements, as specified, to be eligible to win a prize. Entries that are not complete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of Firelight. If you use fraudulent methods or otherwise attempt to circumvent the rules your submission may be removed from eligibility at the sole discretion of Firelight.
  5. Prizes: 5 Winners will receive a $50 AMEX Gift Card and 10 Winners will receive One The Black Panthers Film item valued at least $25. Actual/appraised value may differ at time of prize award. The specifics of the prize shall be solely determined by the Sponsor. No cash or other prize substitution permitted except at Sponsor’s discretion. The prize is nontransferable. Any and all prize related expenses, including without limitation any and all federal, state, and/or local taxes shall be the sole responsibility of the winner. No substitution of prize or transfer/assignment of prize to others or request for the cash equivalent by winners is permitted. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission for Firelight to use winner’s name, likeness, and entry for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law.
  6. Odds: The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.
  7. Winner selection and notification: Winners of the Sweepstakes will be selected in a random drawing under the supervision of the Sponsor. Winners will be notified via email to the email address they entered the Sweepstakes with within five (5) days following the winner selection. Firelight shall have no liability for a winner’s failure to receive notices due to winners’ spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for winners’ provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 15 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and releases as required, prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner selected.The receipt by winner of the prize offered in this Sweepstakes is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal and state laws and regulations.


  1. Rights Granted by you: By entering this content you understand that Firelight, anyone acting on behalf of Firelight, or its respective licensees, successors and assigns will have the right, where permitted by law, without any further notice, review or consent to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter in perpetuity and throughout the World, your entry, including, without limitation, the entry and winner’s name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image or statements about the Sweepstakes, and biographical information as news, publicity or information and for trade, advertising, public relations and promotional purposes without any further compensation.
  2. Terms: Firelight reserves the right, in its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Sweepstakes should (in its sole discretion) a virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes. In such case, Firelight may select the recipients from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Firelight. Firelight reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. Firelight has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the Sweepstakes, to void votes for any reason, including, but not limited to; multiple entries from the same user from different IP addresses; multiple entries from the same computer in excess of that allowed by sweepstakes rules; or the use of bots, macros or scripts or other technical means for entering.

Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Firelight reserves the right to seek damages from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law.

By entering the Sweepstakes you agree to receive email newsletters periodically from Firelight. You can opt-out of receiving this communication at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the newsletter.

  1. Limitation of Liability: By entering you agree to release and hold harmless Firelight and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from (i) such entrant’s participation in the sweepstakes and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof, (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunctioning of any computer, cable, network, hardware or software; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions or telephone or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error which may occur in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
  2. Disputes: THIS SWEEPSTAKES IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF The United States AND New York, WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, participant agrees that any and all disputes which cannot be resolved between the parties, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in New York having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances will participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this Sweepstakes), and participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
  3. Winners List: To obtain a copy of the winner’s name or a copy of these Official Rules, mail your request along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Firelight, 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Suite 202
    New York, NY 10027 . Requests must be received no later than August 15, 2016.
  4. Sponsor:  The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Firelight Films


Response (1)

  1. susan H says:

    I just received the email with this post/survey info an hour ago and the survey is already closed!
    I would have liked to have participated in it, but I do not regularly go to the website, I rely on the emails
    to keep apprised of what’s going on. When was this first posted, I wonder?

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