BlackStar Projects

Supporting Black, Brown and Indigenous film and media arts.


The 10th Annual BlackStar Film Festival is August 4 – 8, 2021.

Save the Date


BlackStar’s journal of film and visual culture is now on sale.


10th Anniversary Print Sale

New prints on the 15th, every month in 2021.

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Many Lumens

Listen to our new podcast.



Spring Programs

Upcoming events.

2021 Nonfiction Pitch Contest

BlackStar Pitch

August 3 | Apply by June 6
During the 2021 BlackStar Film Festival filmmakers will pitch their short nonfiction projects to win an artist grant from WarnerMedia OneFifty.

Outdoor Event

The Trees Remember

June 13 @ 4 pm ET
An outdoor screening at Cherry Street Pier of short films by BlackStar alum Angela Tucker, presented by REI Co-Op.

IG Live

Seen Contributor Conversations

March 25 — June 8
Featuring contributors to Seen Issue 002, available for pre-order now.


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Support for BlackStar is provided in part by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Ford Foundation/JustFilms, Independence Public Media Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Mighty Arrow Family Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Perspective Fund, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Surdna Foundation, William Penn Foundation, and Wyncote Foundation. We are also supported by our board of directors, community partners, and a host of generous individual donors and organizations. Invaluable support is provided by the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.

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