2017 BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL

News

August 3-6, 2017

Blackstar Partners with XFINITY to Showcase Alumni Work On Demand

April 8, 2017

We’re very excited to have a selection of 17 films from the BlackStar catalog streaming on XFINITY’s Streampix channel! Beginning this month catch some past festival favorites and winners—new titles are added weekly.

On the partnership, Comcast’s Executive Director of Multicultural Products and Consumer Services, Keesha Boyd, noted, “We’re excited to officially announce we have partnered with American Black Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival to launch a special collection through our Streampix on demand service, which is licensing short and feature length films and webisodes from alumni filmmakers who screened their works at past festivals. With these new partnerships we’re using the power of our Xfinity on Demand platform to invest in the black filmmaking community and showcase the work of these talented filmmakers to an even broader audience.”

Our Producing Artistic Director Maori Holmes joined NBC10 to discuss the partnership, she remarked, “We are truly excited about the partnership with Streampix as it is an opportunity to expand upon our mission, which is to showcase films by black people from around the world. The films in the collection represent some of the best work being made by indie mediamakers today, and it’s incredible to know that their work will be available in homes across the country!”

Read the full press release: For Xfinity Customers, Black History is Now Always On