Ticketing Policy

$12 General Admission
$8 Students/Seniors
$6 BlackStar Members
$6 LFC Members (at LFC events only)

Note: Free events require online registration


Film Admission Policy: Festival Pass and VIP Pass holders MUST be in line no later than 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Priority admission is given to all Pass holders. VIP and All Access Pass holders must make sure to get a physical ticket before they get in the Pass Holder priority entrance line. 

All sales are final. No refunds or exchanges will be given to ticket or pass holders turned away after this time.

Pass holders arriving after the 15 minutes mark will no longer have priority admittance and will be directed to join the General Admission ticket line.

ALL theater seating will be on a first come, first served basis. Seats are not guaranteed, only admission up to capacity.  

All admission to Youth Films will be on a first come, first served basis.

Panel Admission Policy: Festival and VIP Pass holders will be given access to all general panels based on room occupancy. Panels will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and after the room is at capacity no one will not be allowed in.  Once the panel begins, registrants will be let in at the discretion of the room manager.

For admittance into Opening Reception, all attendees must be 21 or over.


CROWD NOTICE: Please be advised that filming/taping is taking place in connection with the production of audiovisual projects for the BlackStar Film Festival (The “Project”) throughout the Festival.

People entering the Festival areas may appear in The Project and in advertising in connection with The Project.

By entering the area, you grant to BlackStar Film Festival, and its licensees/assignees the right to film and photograph you and record your voice, and to use your name, voice, and likeness, without compensation, in connection with the Project and the distribution and exploitation thereof in perpetuity and in all media now or later known, and you release BlackStar Film Festival and its licensees/assignees from all liability in connection with these activities. You agree and understand that BlackStar Film Festival is relying upon this grant and release.


BlackStar Film Festival strictly enforces the Film Admission Policy above. This policy applies to all registrants; however, we allow physically impaired patrons with no aide or one (1) aide the following accommodations:

Festival Pass Holder
If you are a Festival or VIP Pass holder, you will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis in regard to our established Film Admission Policy. When you arrive at a film venue, please check in with the Theater Manager on duty. You can receive a numbered queue card and will be allowed to wait in the lobby of the venue. If you have an aide who provides you assistance, s/he must have a pass or a ticket for the screening. If your aide has a pass, s/he can wait in the badge line and hold your numbered queue card for you. If you need continual access to your aide, s/he will be permitted to wait in the lobby with you. When the theater doors are opened to allow patrons in, you may enter the venue. If your aide is outside, s/he will have to wait and enter in order according to their numbered queue card.

Rush Tickets

Each day of the Festival, tickets may be released for that day’s rush screenings. Pending availability, tickets may be purchased online or in person at the box office starting at noon. Not all shows will have tickets released, and purchasing is first-come, first-served. 

Last-minute tickets–known as rush tickets–may become available for purchase just before showtime when advance tickets have sold out. A rush line will form outside the venue usually one hour before showtime. Approximately ten minutes prior to the screening, empty seats are counted and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis to those in line. Rush tickets will only be sold to those actually waiting in line at the time of sale. Rush tickets are not available online. Please note that not all shows will have rush tickets.