BlackStar Film Festival
Showcase of innovative and genre-defying cinema
August 4-7, 2016
Hailed as “the black Sundance” by Ebony magazine, BlackStar Film Festival makes its return to Philly for a fourth round of cinematic awesomeness.
From August 4-7, BlackStar will once again put Philly in the spotlight as a go-to destination for black filmmakers and film lovers alike.
For year four, BlackStar Film Festival returns to venues in University City, anchoring the festival at three prime Philadelphia cultural locations: International House, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) and World Cafe Live.
World premieres, interviews with filmmakers, a short-films series, in-depth workshops, mixer parties, plenty of free events and more — BlackStar 2016 has it all.
The festival pass runs $150 and grants pass holders access to all of the events, including the closing ceremony at World Cafe Live. Tickets for the individual screenings are $12, and discounts are available for students, seniors and International House members.
Be sure to browse the complete BlackStar schedule to get details on all of the festival offerings, including a series of free screenings and panel discussions at ICA — a popular Philadelphia museum that offers free admission year-round.
For more information and to purchase a festival pass, click the button below.
Complete Guide to BlackStar
To plan ahead, check out Philly 360° for a list of top pick films and festival programs that are not to be missed.
Click the button below for the complete guide from Philly 360°.
In the neighborhood
Museums & Attractions
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
- Centennial Bank
- Richards Medical Research Building
- Philadelphia Cathedral
- Institute of Contemporary Art
- 40th Street Summer Series
- Penn Park
- The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
- Hidden City Festival
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Restaurants & Dining
Baltimore Avenue from 43rd to 50th Street
- Gia Pronto
- The Porch at 30th Street Station
- White Dog Cafe
- Avril 50
- Slainté Pub & Grill
- Doc Macgrogan’s Oyster House
- Penne Restaurant & Wine Bar
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