August 2-5, 2018

Thank you for sustaining Philadelphia’s only festival focused on independent black film.

This summer, from August 2-5, the 2018 BlackStar Film Festival will expose over 4,500 people to independent films by and about people of African descent from across the world. BlackStar film festival amplifies the often-unheard voices of independent artists who through high quality, genre-defying film are facilitating an exchange of ideas and stories.

Join us

in giving people young and old an opportunity to come together to watch and discuss independent, groundbreaking films
  • $75 covers the cost of an all-access festival pass for a youth or student filmmaker
  • $250 pays for two nights’ hotel accommodations for an independent filmmaker
  • $500 pays for air travel for one independent filmmaker to come meet their audience
  • $2,000 pays for a major portion of the program guide, which is the treasured keepsake of both filmmakers and audiences

Let your star shine, donate now

It’s quick, easy and secure.

2018 Individual Donor Online Form

Any questions about donating? Email star@blackstarfest.org.

Black identity is not small or narrow. Yet often, when we watch movies created by the major studios we see the same stories repeated.

Through the screening of over 40 films by independent filmmakers from four continents, BlackStar disrupts stereotypes and creates a visual conversation about the diversity of blackness that carries on long after the credits roll.

Like the films themselves, the BlackStar film festival is a labor of love. An all-volunteer committee of people like you runs BlackStar.

While some funds will be earned through ticket sales, we need to raise money before the festival starts to pay for publicity materials, filmmaker travel, and venue reservations.

All donations are tax deductible

BlackStar Film Festival is a registered 501(c)(3)