Featured Event

Beba @ Landmark's Ritz Five

Screening July 1

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.
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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.

A group of wedding goers gather under a tent during a storm, they are dressed glamorously in reds and marigolds, with one person at the center appearing to be the bride.
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. 

Roots Picnic x BlackStar
Screening

Roots Picnic x BlackStar

This weekend BlackStar is headed to the Roots Picnic! At the two-day event, we will be screening short films featured in past BlackStar Film Festivals. The films will play in pairs, on the hour every hour, between 2pm and 8pm ET on both June 4 and 5.

A Black person sitting in the audience is holding a microphone.
Training

Audio Description for Film

A day-long training in the art of audio describing film for audiences with low or no vision.

A blurry black-and-white photo of Ulysses Jenkins from his Mass of Images (1978) video. Ulysses is wearing sunglasses and is facing the camera. Behind him is a set of antenna TVs.
Panel

Mass of Images: Experimental Music Videos

An evening of music, videos, and conversation organized by BlackStar.