10th BlackStar Film Festival August 4-8 2021
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BlackStar Projects

Supporting Black, Brown and Indigenous film and media arts.


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

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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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Summer Programs

Upcoming events.



BlackStar Film Festival

August 4—8, 2021
Five days of virtual and in-person events, including screenings of 80 films by Black, Brown, and Indigenous filmmakers from around the world.


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

Greenwood Collective Drive-In

June 17-19
The Greenwood Collective presents the Drive-In, curated by BlackStar. Featuring films from the first decade of the BlackStar Film Festival.


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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, Philadelphia Foundation/Forman Arts Initiative, PopCulture Collaborative, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 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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