About the youth program
The BlackStar Film Festival is committed to celebrating the filmmaking of black youth.  A range of short documentaries, narratives, music videos and experimental will screen followed by a Q&A with young filmmakers. Come get a taste of the vibrant youth media scene here in Philadelphia — and beyond.

Key Dates

  • May 31 (11:59PM EST) – Deadline
  • July 1, 2014 – Program Announced
  • July 31- August 3, 2014 – 3rd Annual BlackStar Film Festival (BSFF14)

The Youth Program is open to filmmakers who identify as black under 24 years old

  • Films (or excerpts) should not exceed 20 minutes
  • There is no submission fee for films submitted to the youth program
  • Each film submitted requires its own submission form


If you have questions, please contact youth@blackstarfest.org.