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A Black person stands silhouetted against an early evening sky - the sun setting in the far distance. They look to their left.
Exhibition

Terence Nance: Swarm

Filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician Terence Nance’s first solo exhibition will shed light on his interdisciplinary film and media work including Random Acts of Flyness—the Peabody Award-winning HBO series that examines contemporary Black life in America—and semi-animated feature film An Oversimplification of Her Beauty. This exhibition is curated by Maori Karmael Holmes, Chief Executive & Artistic Officer of BlackStar Projects.

A still from Golden Jubilee. It shows a person walking through a dark field. There is a tree in the foreground, the sky is hues of purple. There is a soft golden light behind the person.
Screening

BlackStar Experimental Shorts

Aurora and BlackStar Film Festival co-present a screening of experimental short films from the US, UK, Senegal, and India that center history, movement, and place.

A Black person is on a film set holding a camera.
Training

Philadelphia Filmmaker Lab Info Session

Learn about the qualifications for our two Lab fellowship tracks and the in-and-outs of the application process.

A still from Beba. A portrait of a Black Latinx woman. She has a peaceful expression, her eyes are closed and her arm is draped over her head. Behind her is the open sky.
Screening

Beba

Screening at Landmark Ritz Five in Philadelphia, followed by Q+A with filmmaker Rebeca Huntt, moderated by BlackStar's Farrah Rahaman.

A flower blooms in orange against a blue background, within the flower is the face of someone.
Screening

Color in Film, By Us, For Us (Seen Issue 004 Launch)

To celebrate the launch of Issue 004, Seen journal presents a screening and conversation focused on the nuances of color and craft through the lenses of Black creators.

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Screening

Monsoon Wedding

In anticipation of this year’s festival, we’re proud to co-present Monsoon Wedding (2001), the classic film directed by 2022 Luminary Award recipient Mira Nair.