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Pitch Session

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Join us for our third annual pitch session where a selection of filmmakers of color will propose their works-in-progress to an illustrious panel of funders, distributors and producers. Get a behind the scenes look at what it takes to develop a short documentary film and listen into how leading decision makers evaluate projects.
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The Daily Jawn

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Episode 1 features filmmakers Arie and Chuko Esiri, festival panelist and composer Sultana Isham, special guest host Laiya St Clair, plus a BlackStar x Trashterpiece Theater collaboration from Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio.
View Nuotama Bodomo and Fox Maxy in Conversation With Tina Campt
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Nuotama Bodomo and Fox Maxy in Conversation With Tina Campt

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Nuotama Bodomo (Afronauts, Boneshaker, Everybody Dies!, Random Acts of Flyness) and Fox Maxy (San Diego, Maat Means Land, Watertight, Petroleum Jelly) invite us to repattern and relisten, to retune and reimagine the sensory experience through their works. Join these innovative and genre-bending artists in conversation with Tina Campt, Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, as they discuss their practices of drawing from Indigenous sensibilities to break cinematic form and tap into ancestral ways of knowing and being in the creative process. 
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Glitch and the Moving Image

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Considering and interrupting the racist, classist, and patriarchal logics embedded in film technologies and the digital platforms that profit off of Blackness while devaluing Black people, these thinkers and practitioners evoke a politics of refusal — finding liberatory possibilities in embracing the "glitch" in their acts of creation and curation.
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Sacha Jenkins in Conversation with Dyana Williams

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Sacha Jenkins is a cutting edge visual artist, curator, writer, filmmaker and most recently director of Bitchin’: the Sound and Fury of Rick James. Dyana Williams is a beloved broadcast and print journalist and music industry expert. Tune into this conversation between two multifaceted chroniclers of jazz, soul, funk, and hip hop as they discuss their experiences coming of age in New York and Philadelphia Black arts scenes, Rick James' cultural significance, and witnessing and influencing the evolution of American music, fashion, style and cultural iconography.
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The Daily Jawn

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Thursday’s episode of The Daily Jawn features interviews with filmmaker Jacqueline Olive, “Carribean Film and Relational Poetics” panelist Jason Fitzroy Jeffers, special guest host D'Lo, plus another Trashterpiece Theater collaboration by the one and only, Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio.
View Meshell Ndegeocello in Conversation with Imani Perry
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Meshell Ndegeocello in Conversation with Imani Perry

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Join these two cutting edge cultural workers as they center Meshell’s virtuosic work as a recording artist and composer, consider the costs and pleasures of being interdisciplinary artists and thinkers, and the political imperatives of creative expression.
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The Daily Jawn

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Tune in for episode three of The Daily Jawn this Friday to catch interviews with filmmakers Naima Ramos-Chapman and Kym Allen, and special guest host Ethel Cee, plus more silliness from Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio. 
View Love + Grit Podcast @ BlackStar
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Love + Grit Podcast @ BlackStar

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Love + Grit is hosted by Laiya St. Clair, Rachel Ferguson and Justin Pizzi, with music by Philadelphia producer and DJ Dan “Dilemma” Thomas. Joining them in this special edition are Philadelphia filmmakers Nasya Jenkins (From Digital Divide to Digital Equity), Raishad Hardnett and Aidan Un (Sisters of the Soil) and Jeannine Cook, founder of Harriett’s Bookshop and Ida’s Bookshop. Love + Grit explores some of Philadelphia’s best-kept secrets and the locals repping Philly love on a national scale. Learn more about Love + Grit at VisitPhilly.com.

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The Daily Jawn

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Today on The Daily Jawn you can catch interviews with "Writing With Fire" filmmakers Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh as well as "Agent’s Roundtable" panelist Noel Tedla Mesfin, and special guest host Anne Ishii, plus the latest installment of Trashterpiece Theater brought to you by Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio.
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The Daily Jawn

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Don’t miss the last episode of The Daily Jawn, featuring an interview with "Madame Pipi" filmmaker Rachele Salnave, a conversation between MediaJustice's Eteng Ettah and Jazmin Jones, and special guest host Yaba Blay. Plus the final installment of BlackStar x Trashterpiece Theater.