All the details follow in the press release below…
BlackStar Film Festival Announces Open Call for Submissions
Philadelphia – What do Ava Duvernay, Nelson George, and Jason Orr and Andrew Dosonmu have in common? They have attended or had their work featured at BlackStar Film Festival! And now, you can too.
Deemed “the black Sundance” by Ebony, BlackStar Film Festival is a critically acclaimed platform for independent black filmmakers and films featuring persons of African descent. The only of its kind in Philadelphia, the festival showcased 40 innovative, independent films from around the world in its inaugural year. More than a showcase, the festival provides opportunities to network, panels and workshops that evoke dialogue, and question and answer sessions with prominent filmmakers.
This is an open call for fresh feature films, documentaries, short films, and music videos from or featuring persons of African descent. BlackStar Film Festival is searching for groundbreaking and visually inspiring films that detail the black experience. Your work will be featured among the best of your peers, as the festival is designed to create a memorable and impactful experience for attendees. With a screenwriting competition, exclusive events, and global recognition, BlackStar Film Festival is an excellent platform for emerging and experienced directors, writers, and producers.
Submissions are open. Interested? Click here to apply now.
The festival will take place August 1-4, 2013, in Philadelphia. Please see our Submissions Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions for more information. BlackStar Film Festival was founded in 2012 by artistic director and maven, Maori Karmael Holmes.