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Seminar

William and Louise Greaves Filmmaker Seminar 2022

A seminar for Black, Brown, and Indigenous artists working in cinematic realms, hosted by BlackStar.

A still image from Rikki Wright's "A Song About Love" shows a Black person in a blonde wig, seemingly in a state of ecstasy or mid-dance, their head tilted to the side and hair obscuring much of their face.
Screening

BlackStar x MOCA

BlackStar presents a special shorts program and panel featuring LA-based filmmakers who are alumni of the annual festival.

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Celebration

10th Anniversary Print Sale

Limited edition prints for sale to raise money for BlackStar, in celebration of our 10th anniversary. Released December 15: "Cassie" by Arthur Jafa.

Festival

10th BlackStar Film Festival

Eighty films and over a dozen panels, streaming online with select in-person events.

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Screening

The Trees Remember

An outdoor screening of short films by BlackStar alum Angela Tucker, presented by REI Co-Op.