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Philadelphia has been a hub of creativity for years now and this years Black Star Film Festival adds another notch in the city’s belt.... Black Star Film Festival

Philadelphia has been a hub of creativity for years now and this years Black Star Film Festival adds another notch in the city’s belt. Dubbed the black Sundance by Ebony.com the festival has doubled in size since it started just a year ago. If you’re in the city and a film lover like all of us be sure to catch one of the awesome films being premiered around the city. This is a must attend event especially with stars like Spike Lee confirmed to make an appearance. #GODspeed

For more info check out blackstarfest.org

The BlackStar Film Festival seeks to illuminate the global black experience by showing films by and about people of African descent from across the world. The festival is an outlet for often-overlooked cinema by emerging, established, and mid-career directors, writers and producers working in narrative, documentary, experimental and music video filmmaking.

Festival Schedule:
Schedule

Thursday, August 1
Panel: Black Film Now!
11:00am | IHP (Free)

Black Radical Imagination
12:30pm | IHP (Free)

Homegoings
2:00pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Pull of Gravity (Preview)
4:00pm | IHP (Free)

Question Bridge: Black Males
6:00pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Opening Night Reception
8:00pm | City Tap House (Free)
RSVP required
Friday, August 2
Panel: By Any Means Necessary – Producing Independent Film
11:00am | IHP (Free)

Butterfly Rising
12:50pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Darkness Before Light:
Shorts Program
2:45pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Living Thinkers
4:15pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

This Is Who I Am: Films by Youth
6:00pm | IHP (Free)

Arts Shorts
7:00pm | Barnes ($10)

Tey (w/ Merkato)
8:30pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Concert: The Brother From Another Planet
(Re-contextualized) w/ live score
9:00pm | Johnny Brenda’s ($12)

Saturday, August 3
Tiny Sparks:
Children & Family Films
11:00am | IHP (Free)

African Independence
12:30pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Panel: Black Women, Body Image & Hollywood
1:00pm | Drexel (Free)

Screenplay Competition
3:00pm | IHP (Free)

Ring di Alarm: Shorts
3:00pm | Drexel (Free)

Hip Hop: The New World Order
4:30pm | Drexel ($10/$7/$5)

Chasing Sonic Rainbows:
Music Videos
5:30pm | IHP (Free)

Black February
6:30pm | Drexel ($10/$7/$5)

Nairobi Halflife
7:00pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Things Never Said
(w/ The Bluest Note)
9:00pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Sunday, August 4
Panel: Howard University
& Visualizing Blackness
12:00pm | IHP (Free)

Freedom Unfolds: Shorts Program
1:00pm | Drexel ($10/$7/$5)

Home:_____
1:45pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Elza
3:00pm | Drexel ($10/$7/$5)

Yelling to the Sky
4:10pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Mother of George
(w/ Boneshaker)
6:15pm | IHP ($10/$7/$5)

Awards Ceremony
& Closing Reception
8:30pm | IHP (Free)

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