10th BlackStar Film Festival August 4-8 2021

BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world. Join us virtually or in-person in Philadelphia.

Tickets & Passes

All Access Pass Access to all festival screenings, including virtual screenings and in-person outdoor screenings. Buy ($125)


Festival Trailer

Directed by Maori Karmael Holmes & Rashid Zakat Featuring Meena Murugesan and d. Sabela Grimes Director of photography: Mobolaji Olaoniye Music by David ‘lil’ dave’ Adams Costumes by Kate Fry

Plan Your Fest
Festival Locations


In addition to the 80 films and 14 panels streaming online, this year we are hosting select in-person outdoor events in Philadelphia, PA. Click through to explore the various locations for these events.

people outside at the mann center in Philadelphia

Join us for a day of screenings, food vendors, and mingling outside at the beautiful Mann Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.

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