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8th Annual Festival

August 1-4, 2019

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2018 Recap

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Spring 2019

Events

Join us for one of these upcoming special events.


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Exhibit

Assemblage

Pearlstein Gallery
Philadelphia
On view April 10-May 24

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Screening

SCREEN: BlackStar

MOCA Grand
Los Angeles
April 11 • 7:00pm

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Screening

Ambulance

Slought
Philadelphia
April 15 • 7:00pm




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Party

Common Field Kick-Off

Vox Populi
Philadelphia
April 25 • 6:30pm






A Look Back

Check out the gallery of photos from previous festivals

Announcements


August 7, 2018

BlackStar Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the 2018 Festival awards. The Festival, which took place August 2-5, 2018 in Philadelphia, attracted thousands of film enthusiasts with multiple sold-out events. This year’s festival featured over 80 films from around the world, including the debut of Terence Nance’s HBO late-night series Random Acts of Flyness. […]

July 16, 2018

The seventh annual BlackStar Film Festival, announces its full lineup of films for the 2018 program. The celebration of black cinema will take place in Philadelphia on Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5. Festival favorite and multidisciplinary artist Terence Nance will debut his new HBO comedy series Random Acts of Flyness on Friday, August […]

June 25, 2018

Mark the calendar:  The seventh annual BlackStar Film Festival, celebrating independent black cinema returns to Philly Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5, showcasing films that capture the black experience and the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and indigenous communities from around the world. “We are incredibly excited to enter our 7th […]

Sponsors & Partners

The 2018 BlackStar Film Festival is generously supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, Barra Foundation, Ford Foundation | JustFilms, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 21CF Global Inclusion, PECO, Streampix, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice, Visit Philadelphia, Fractured Atlas, Color of Change, Lomax Family Foundation, SAG-AFTRA, Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, and individual donors; as well as a gracious network of partners including The Barnes Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Lightbox Film Center, Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, World Cafe Live, and Johnny Brenda’s, as well as a generous host of individual donors, members, and community partners.


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