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August 1-4, 2019

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2018 Recap

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Summer 2019

Events

Join us for one of these upcoming special events.



Screening

All Fest Short Film Program

Cherry Street Pier
Philadelphia
June 13 • 8:00pm

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Screening

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

Lightbox Film Center
Philadelphia
June 28 • 7:00pm

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Screening

Solace

The Barnes Foundation
Philadelphia
July 7 • 2:00pm


A Look Back

Check out the gallery of photos from previous festivals

News


July 12, 2019

The BlackStar Film Festival (BlackStar) is thrilled to announce the Philadelphia premiere of When I Get Home, a film from visual artist and singer/songwriter Solange Knowles. The extended director’s cut will feature new scenes and musical arrangements of her interdisciplinary performance art film “When I Get Home”.  Maori Holmes, Director of BlackStar, shares, “I continue […]

March 29, 2019

We are proud to announce our partnership with Common Field — a national network of experimental, independent, visual arts organizations and organizers — to bring the annual Convening to Philadelphia, PA from April 25 – 28, 2019. The Common Field Convening is an itinerant gathering that brings together 500+ local and national arts organizers to […]

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. […]

Sponsors & Partners

The 2019 BlackStar Film Festival is generously supported by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Cinereach, Wyncote Foundation, Color of Change & Open Society Foundations, HBO, Barra Foundation, Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania, PECO, Comcast/Xfinity, Critical Minded, Crux, Firelight Media, Fractured Atlas, Lomax Family Foundation, Shoppe Black, and individual donors; a gracious network of partners including Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, The Barnes Foundation, Institute of Contemporary Art, Lightbox Film Center, Pearlstein Gallery at Drexel University, and World Cafe Live; as well as a generous host of members, media and community partners.


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