BlackStar Projects

Supporting Black, Brown and Indigenous film and media arts.


Submissions for the 10th annual BlackStar Film Festival are now open.

Submit Today

10th Anniversary Print Sale

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

Buy Now

Many Lumens

Listen to our new podcast.



The first issue of BlackStar’s new journal of film and visual culture is now on sale.



Winter Programs

Upcoming events.


Sundance Satellite Programming

January 28 — February 3
BlackStar is an official partner of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival. Stay tuned for more.


Seen Contributor Conversations

Nov — Dec
Watch all the recorded conversations on IGTV.


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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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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