This post originally written by WJBR Digital Production Intern, Nicole Mills. Mills is a senior English student at the University of Delaware from Wilmington, DE.
Philadelphia’s Blackstar Film Festival is back this year for the 10th anniversary! This film festival was created to celebrate and uplift the voices of Black, Brown, and Indigenous creators. Blackstar does this by producing film screenings, exhibitions, seminars, their annual film festival and much more. The festival will last from August 4th– August 8th. Some events will be in person as well as virtual.
The films being shown during the festival depict Black, Brown, and Indigenous stories told by Black, Brown, and Indigenous creators. Some of the films included in this years line up are, Beans directed by Tracey Deer, Dear Philadelphia directed by Renee Maria Osubu, and Homeroom directed by Peter Nicks as well as many others.
It is $125 for an All-Access pass which includes access to all virtual and in person events, $100 for a virtual pass which means access to all virtual events and $45 for the Blackstar @ the Mann Pass which includes access for all the in-person screenings on August 8th. You can also buy tickets for individual screenings, starting at $5 for each virtual screening. It is $15 for individual in person screenings, or you can pay $45 for the ten-ticket bundle and have your pick of any 10 screenings.
Tickets can be purchased online here and you can check out the rest of their website to find out more about the mission of Blackstar as well as screening schedules and FAQs.