BlackStar Projects

Supporting Black, Brown and Indigenous film and media arts.

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Submissions

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2020

Fall Programs


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Conversations

Seen Contributor Conversations

Nov — Dec
Mondays on IG Live. Next Episode: Nov 30 w/ Heitor Augusto and Sonya Childress

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Screening

Best of BlackStar 2020

Nov 6 • 5 PM ET
Shorts from the 2020 festival, presented by Colgate University, followed by a post-screening discussion with Maori Holmes and filmmakers.

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Performance

Revival!

Sep 20 • 3 PM ET
Part dance party, part live video art performance, Revival! is a celebration of the visual and sonic frequencies that are contained within and spill out of Black ecstatic experiences.


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Sponsors & Partners

BlackStar Projects and our year-round programs are generously supported by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, Barra Foundation, British Film Council, CineReach, Color of Change, Ford Foundation/JustFilms, Impact Partners, Independent Public Media Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Netflix, PECO, Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development, Pennsylvania Humanities Council, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, Samuel S. Fels Fund, Sundance Institute, Surdna Foundation, WarnerMedia, and WHYY; as well as a generous host of members, media and community partners. 


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