“First Annual Blackstar Film Fest Celebrates Cinema Of The African Diaspora In Philly (Lineup),” Indiewire’s Shadow & Act, 29 June 2012

“First Annual Blackstar Film Fest Celebrates Independent Works of the African Diaspora in Philly” The New York Carib New, 11 July 2012

Eavesdrop Radio w/DJs Junior & Lil’ Dave, WKDU 91.7 FM, 13 July 2012

Soulful Sundays w/Dyana Williams & Derrick Sampson, WRNB 100.3 FM, 22 July 2012

“James’ Arts & Culture Revival: BlackStar Film Festival,” Philly360.com, 23 July 2012

“PHILLY: Check Out The BlackStar Film Festival — August 2-5” Bold As Love Magazine, 25 July 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival Comes To Philly Aug 3rd,” WRNB 100.3 FM, 26 July 2012

“Positively Philadelphia: BlackStar Film Festival,” CBS Philly, 29 July 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival is Philadelphia’s first to focus on African diaspora,” Philadelphia Daily News, 30 July 2012

“Must-sees at the BlackStar Film Festival,” Philadelphia Daily News, 30 July 2012

“Building BlackStar: Maori Karmael Holmes on City’s Newest Film Fest,” Flying Kite Magazine, 31 July 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival Goes Global,” Philadelphia Weekly, 31 July 2012

“BlackStar Film Fest showcases global cinematography,” Philadelphia Tribune, 31 July 2012

“1st BlackStar Film Festival,” Philadelphia Sun, 31 July 2012

“From the art house to Philly audiences,” Metro Philadelphia, 1 August 2012

“The Q&A: Maori Holmes of The BlackStar Film Festival,” Bold As Love Magazine, 1 August 2012

“The BlackStar Film Festival: Want Our Passes? Win Today” Parlour Magazine, 1 August 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival Launches: Philadelphia Hosts an International Black Film Fest,” Ebony.com, 2 August 2012

“Blackstar Film Festival,” Two.One.Five Magazine, 2 August 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival Comes To Philly Aug 3rd,”Hot 107.9 Philly, 2 August 2012

“Art Beat | 5 Films We Refuse To Miss At The BlackStar Film Festival (8/2-8/5),” hautegirlfresh.com, 2 August 2012

“Conversations with Andy, BlackStar Film Fest, goodbye to Joe Girandola, opportunities and more!” theartblog, 3 August 2012

“Get Excited: “The Res Documentary” Previews Tomorrow,” Philadelphia Weekly, 3 August 2012

“Diversity on Display,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 3 August 2012

“BlackStar Film Festival held at the International House this weekend,” West Philly Local, 3 August 2012

“A Black Film Festival Is Born In Philly; Founder Maori Karmael Holmes Talks To S&A About Year One,” Indiewire’s Shadow & Act, 3 August 2012

“Ava Duvernay on Success and BlackStar Film Festival,” Parlour Magazine, 3 August 2012

“A recipe for soul food sanity,” Philadelphia Inquirer, 4 August 2012

“The 2012 BlackStar Film Festival,” Cine Caribés: The Voice of Caribbean Film, 5 August 2012

“Wrapping Up The Inaugural Blackstar Film Festival In Philly…” Indiewire’s Shadow & Act, 8 August 2012

“A Lesson from Philadelphia’s Little Film Festival that Could,” Colorlines, 10 August 2012