The BlackStar Film Festival has announced the lineup for its ninth annual festival, which will now be a fully virtual event spanning Aug. 20-26.
The BlackStar film festival is “the world’s premier celebration of Black, Brown, and Indigenous film and video artists,” highlighting films from across the African diaspora and communities of color worldwide. This year’s lineup includes 80 films by filmmakers representing over 20 countries, and includes 24 world premieres.
The world premieres include Unapologetic by Ashley O’Shay, Tayler Montague’s In Sudden Darkness, You Hide Me by Nii Kwate Owoo; Shantrelle Patrice Lewis’ Daughters Of; and Raishad Hardnett, Lauren M. Schneiderman and Cassie Owens’ Legendary: 30 Years of Philly Ballroom.
The festival, which is usually held in Philadelphia, will be held through an online portal available to BlackStar ticket buyers at watch.blackstarfest.org or apps accessible through Apple TV and Roku. Day passes for the event start at $5 and a festival pass is available for $100. You can buy tickets here.
Other films that will be featured at the virtual BlackStar festival include:
Martina Lee’s Black Boy Joy
Channing Godfrey Peoples’ Miss Juneteenth
Shalini Kantayya’s Coded Bias
Ekwa Msangi’s Farewell Amor
William Greaves’ Nationtime – Gary
Viviane Ferreira’s A Day With Jerusa
Amy Aniobi’s Honeymoon
Loira Limbal’s Through The Night
Michèle Stephenson’s Stateless
Sky Hopinka’s maɬni – towards the ocean, towards the shore
Darol Olu Kae’s I ran from it and was still in it
Ursula Liang’s Down a Dark Stairwell
Zeshawn Ali’s Two Gods
Gibrey Allen’s Right Near the Beach
Dario Guerrero’s ROCÍO