The BlackStar Awards Ceremony honors the best in independent cinema from emerging, established, and mid- career directors, writers and producers working in narrative, documentary, experimental and music video filmmaking.
Scholar and producer Yaba Blay and entrepreneur Ike Ewell will host and be joined by special guest presenters. Luke Carlos O’Reilly will once again direct an all-star bill of musical performances including: Danni Cassette, Cakes da Killa, Jacqueline Constance, DJ Jovi Baby, and Pharoahe Monch! Filmmaker, executive and activist Ava DuVernay will be honored with the 2017 Richard Nichols Luminary Award.
Dress code: cocktail attire
Regular admission tickets will be on sale for $30 through July 31. From August 1-5 tickets will be sold online, onsite at the festival, and at the door at World Cafe Live (pending availability) for $40.