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.