BlackStar Film Festival returns 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.


Visit the 2021 BlackStar Film Festival site. Explore the schedule and watch programming from last year’s events.

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Photo of filmmaker Arie Esiri holding up his award for Best Feature Narrative at the 10th Annual BlackStar Film Festival.
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BlackStar Film Festival Announces Winners for 10th Annual Festival

(Philadelphia, PA — August 9, 2021) — The BlackStar Film Festival, the world’s premier celebration of Black, Brown, and Indigenous …

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BlackStar and Xfinity Launch First-Ever Philadelphia Filmmaker Lab Cohort

(Philadelphia, PA — October 26, 2021) — BlackStar Projects, the premier organization celebrating visionary Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and media …