Skip to content

Join us at the 2024 BlackStar Film Festival

Passes on Sale

A photo of a crowd at BlackStar Film Festival. The theater is packed with Black and Brown individuals.
Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On Events What's On
A still from Power. It shows a group of police officers marching down a city block.

Special Advance Screening: Power directed by Yance Ford

Join us for an exclusive advanced screening of Power, courtesy of Netflix and Multitude Films. Stick around for a live Q&A with filmmaker Yance Ford.

A still from Water Warriors. It shows an Indigenous woman in a winter jacket standing in front of a line of police officers. Her face is contemplative and determined.

Confluence: Earthly Films for Philadelphia

Watch films that raise awareness of water-related environmental justice and climate change issues across the globe.

A still from Still We Rise shows a a group of protesters marching, many are holding their fists in the air, some are carrying signs that read "Free Black Australia" and "Aboriginal Embassy."

Still We Rise Screening and Panel Discussion

A screening of John Harvey's Still We Rise, followed by a panel discussion with the director.

Sold Out
A Black person wearing a baseball hat is speaking into a microphone while wearing a grey sweatshirt.

William and Louise Greaves Filmmaker Seminar 2024

A seminar for Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists working in cinematic realms, hosted by BlackStar. Registration open now.

A photo of a large room in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, it is filled with people dancing. There is a DJ booth at the far end.

Short Film Showcase + Revival!

A screening of four short films examining the theme of 'land' and a performance of Rashid Zakat's Revival!

A still from Bank of Targets, it’s a close-up shot of a man wearing a press vest, designed for journalists operating in active war zones, and a helmet. He is standing in front of a pile of rubble.

Teach-in on Palestine

Join us for an evening of learning, hosted in collaboration with the W.E.B. Dubois Movement School for Abolition and Reconstruction, designed as a space for collective care. It will include a screening of Roshdi Sarraj’s BANK OF TARGETS (2021), discussion, meditation, and refreshments.

A film still from "The Tale of the Three Jewels". It shows three young people standing together outside. A young boy and young girl are facing one another. They appear to be in a serious discussion. There is a third young boy in the middle looking at them.

Palestine Cinema Days: The Tale of Three Jewels (1995)

A screening is in support of "Palestine Cinema Days" Festival, co-hosted with Film Lab Palestine.

A photo of group of people in auditorium-like setting. The person is the foreground is taking notes.

Audio Description for Film

Learn the art of audio describing film for audiences with low or no vision.

March 10 - July 9, Swarm Terence Nance, written in pink above a still image of obscured faces.

Terence Nance: Swarm

The first solo show of filmmaker, writer, actor, and musician Terence Nance. Curated by Maori Karmael Holmes.