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Explore the many ways to support and be a part of this year’s festival.


Be part of one of the world’s most welcoming, inspiring, and collaborative festivals for filmmakers of color. Support fiercely independent media and creators who are shaping and shifting the culture. Engage with our multicultural audience of tastemakers and influential attendees.

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BlackStar works with various non-profits and other partners throughout the year to build community and raise awareness of our collective work.

Email [email protected] to learn more.

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Advertise during the 2024 BlackStar Film Festival and reach a global audience of cinephiles, artists, and other tastemakers.

Ad submissions are now open. Email [email protected] to inquire.


BlackStar’s unique combination of screenings, panels, and parties would not be possible without the generosity and contagious enthusiasm of dedicated volunteers. Volunteering with BlackStar is a unique opportunity to gain valuable event management experience, network and have fun while supporting the mission of a pioneering organization dedicated to championing the work of aspiring and established independent Black, Brown, and Indigenous filmmakers. If you want to be an integral part of making the festival shine in 2024, please consider joining us!

Volunteers receive two screenings tickets for every two shifts that they work. You must work at least two shifts to be eligible for complimentary tickets.


February 1 is the early bird deadline for film submissions.



Become a member or make a one-time contribution to support the work BlackStar does year-round to uplift Black, Brown, and Indigenous art.

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