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For other questions, please contact our Chief Communications Officer, Imran Siddiquee, imran@blackstarfest.org



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BlackStar Film Festival Announces 11th Edition’s Award-Winners

BlackStar Projects—the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists—is pleased to announce the award-winning films …

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11th BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off August 3rd

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, is pleased to announce the …

BlackStar Film Festival August 3-7, 2022 written in bold letters in a violet, neon teal, and bright yellow color palette.
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BlackStar Projects Releases Full Schedule of Programs for 2022 Film Festival

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, is pleased to announce its …

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BlackStar Projects Launches Fourth Issue of Seen

BlackStar Projects—producer of the BlackStar Film Festival—is proud to announce the launch of the fourth issue of Seen, its twice-annual …

BlackStar Film Festival August 3-7, 2022 written in bold letters in a violet, neon teal, and bright yellow color palette.
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BlackStar Projects Announces Film Lineup for 2022 Festival

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, today announced the films selected …

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BlackStar’s Podcast, Many Lumens with Maori Karmael Holmes, Returns for a Second Season

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, is pleased to announce a …

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Request a Press Pass

All requests for media credentials must be submitted online or via email with full contact information including media source to: blackstar@culturalcounsel.com

 

Apply Here

 

Please note the following policies:

Credential requests must be submitted by Aug 1 at 5 pm ET to receive advance consideration.
Media credentials will be granted to media personnel on assignment to cover BlackStar events for online and print publications, cable networks and/or radio and television stations. If you are accepted to receive credentials, you will be notified by email with further instructions.

 

Activating Your Press Pass
If you are approved to cover BlackStar, a confirmation and detailed information regarding your press credentials will be sent to you by email along with instructions for online registration. Once you activate your account you will have access to all films playing online during the 2022 BlackStar Film Festival for an extended period of time, as well as in-person events in Philadelphia. Further information will be sent with confirmed press credentials.

Request an Industry Pass

All requests for industry passes must be submitted online. The cost of an Industry Pass this year is $400.

 

Apply Here

 

Please note the following policies:

Credential requests must be submitted by Aug 1 at 5 pm ET to receive advance consideration.
Industry credentials will be granted on a case-by-case basis and submitting the form does not guarantee access to purchasing a pass.

 

Activating Your Industry Pass
If you are approved, a confirmation and information regarding purchasing a pass will be sent to you by email. Once you purchase your pass you will have access to all films playing during the 2022 BlackStar Film Festival online for an extended period of time (through August 31).