It’s been a couple of months since Cannes and we were starting to wonder when we’d be getting our next Festival fix! Thankfully, starting tomorrow, the BlackStar Film Festival begins and some familiar faces are in the lineup.
Taking over Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from August 3 to 7, BlackStar Film Festival is “an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global Indigenous communities, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world.”
From 2022 Sundance Film Festival alums to Sundance-supported projects making their debut, there’s a lot to celebrate this week.
As we know, film festival programs can be daunting with all of their offerings, so below we’ve provided you with a quick cheat sheet of all the BlackStar films that were born from the Sundance family.
And if you’d like to know more about the programs and initiatives mentioned in this list, click here.
Aftershock — Sundance Film Festival 2022, Catalyst Program
Big Three — Outreach & Inclusion Program (Julian Turner was a member of Sundance and Knight Foundation Screenwriting Intensive)
Hazing — Documentary Film Program
Let The Little Light Shine — Documentary Film Program
Mars One — Sundance Film Festival 2022
Silent Beauty — Documentary Film Program
The Fourfold — Indigenous Program (Alisi Telengut), Sundance Film Festival 2022
The Panola Project — Sundance Film Festival 2022
Tonight, We Eat Flowers — Outreach & Inclusion Program (Bettina Escauriza was a member of Sundance and Knight Foundation Screenwriting Intensive)
What They’ve Been Taught — Indigenous Program (Brit Hensel)
ᎤᏕᏲᏅ (What They’ve Been Taught) — Sundance Film Festival 2022