August 1-4, 2019

We’re looking for volunteers from Wednesday, July 31 through Sunday, August 4.

Applications are due June 30, 2019.

Volunteer with BlackStar!

BlackStar Film Festival is run by an all-volunteer producing committee who work year round on the planning, organizing, curating, promoting, and fundraising aspects of the the festival. To make the festival itself happen we also seek out committed Festival Volunteers who wish to join us by giving of their time and contagious enthusiasm to run the four-day event in late summer.

Volunteering with BlackStar is a unique opportunity to work hard, gain valuable event management experience, earn community service hours, network and/or have fun while supporting the mission of a pioneering organization dedicated to championing the work of aspiring and established independent filmmakers of color.

If you have any questions please contact denise@blackstarfest.org.


  • Helping with large mailings
  • Taking tickets and distributing program guides
  • Ushering at Festival screenings and panels
  • Visiting artist transportation
  • Promoting the festival
  • Ticket and merchandise sales


  • Special discounts on BlackStar merchandise
  • Official Volunteer Badge
  • Official Festival Poster
  • Vouchers for screenings