BlackStar Film Festival August 3-7, 2022 written in bold letters in a violet, neon teal, and bright yellow color palette.

The festival returns in-person and online August 3-7, 2022.

BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global communities of color, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world.

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A headshot of Mira Nair, she is standing in front of a red wall. She is wearing a green and red coat and she is looking off to the side with a contemplative expression.
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BlackStar Projects Announces Mira Nair as 2022 Luminary Award Recipient

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, is thrilled to announce the …

BlackStar Film Festival August 3-7, 2022 written in bold letters in a violet, neon teal, and bright yellow color palette.
Press Release

BlackStar Projects Announces 2022 BlackStar Film Festival

BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media artists, is proud to announce that …



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