BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global Indigenous communities, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world.


Highlights from this year’s Festival, which took place in-person in Philadelphia and online around the world.



Look back at the 2022 Festival schedule.

Special Events

The Daily Jawn

A nightly show during the festival with live interviews with filmmakers, musical guests, and much more.

Live & In-Person


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Press Release

11th BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off

Guests include directors Moses Sumney, Kevin Jerome Everson, and Gabriel Martins; activist Ruby Duncan; authors Marc Lamont Hill and Jason Reynolds; and singer Durand Bernarr, among others


Festival Staff

Check out the faces behind-the-scenes making this week happen!