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July 21, 2016

BlackStar Film Festival returns

'An annual celebration of visual and storytelling traditions'

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BlackStar Film Fest M. Fischetti/Visit Philadelphia™

Hailed by Ebony magazine as “the black Sundance,” the BlackStar Film Festival screens dozens of films about the global black experience and films by people of African descent.

The BlackStar Film Festival will return to Philly beginning on Aug. 4. 

"[It is] an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global indigenous communities, showcasing films by black people from around the world," BlackStar states.

This year, almost 65 curated films will be screened at two venues: the International House and Drexel's Pearlstein Gallery. The films can be narratives, documentaries, experimental projects or music videos.

A free opening ceremony at Johnny Brenda's and a ticketed award show at the Kimmel Center are also on the agenda. 

Festival passes are $150 per person, while individual movie tickets are $12 per person (seniors, students, International House members and BlackStar members can all receive discounts). 

BlackStar Film Festival 2016

Thursday, Aug. 4 through Sunday, Aug. 7
$150 festival pass; $6-$12 individual tickets
International House3701 Chestnut St.
Pearlstein Gallery
3401 Filbert St.