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2nd Annual BlackStar Film Festival

Dubbed “the black Sundance” by Ebony Magazine, the BlackStar Film Festival, presented by the Knight Foundation, is a unique gathering of filmmakers and cinéastes who will participate in screenings and related programming illuminating the global black experience. The only event of its kind in Philadelphia—focusing on work from the African Diaspora—BlackStar provides a highly visible platform for independent black filmmakers and films about black people from around the world, providing genre-defying and beautifully-crafted works to a diverse audience thirsty for fresh perspectives. Join us for approximately 40 films, over four days, from four continents! This year’s festival will offer exclusive Philadelphia premieres of international music videos, narratives, experimental films, and documentaries from a wide diversity of emerging and established directors and producers. In addition to special Q&As with several award-winning directors and producers, other activities include panel discussions, workshops, a children’s program, a program of youth-produced media, a special honor presented to the Howard University Film Program, a live screenplay competition featuring celebrity judges, and a transmedia performance featuring renowned composer and music producer King Britt. For more info visit

The 2013 BlackStar Film Festival is made possible by generous funding from the Knight Foundation, PECO-An Exelon Company, Howard University, individual donors, and in partnership with International House Philadelphia, The Barnes Foundation, Magazine,, Skai Blue Media, and our fiscal sponsor Art Sanctuary, Inc.

$7.00 - $10.00


Discounted $5 tickets for IHP Members available by phone or in person with proof of membership

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