upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

upcoming grant deadline: 05/15/2019

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BlackStar Film Festival Now Accepting Submissions

Submissions for the 2016 BlackStar Film Festival is now open. BlackStar, a celebration of cinema focused on work by and about people of color in a global context, will take place in Philadelphia August 4 through 7. BlackStar is accepting all entries via FilmFreeway.com. If you have any questions, email submissions@blackstarfest.org.


- Films must be directed by a person of African descent or who otherwise identifies as Black, feature persons of African   descent or who otherwise identify as Black, and/or tell a story of the Black experience.
Narrative feature films and documentary films must not exceed running time of 120 minutes.
Shorts must not exceed running time of 30 minutes.
Non-English language works must have English subtitles at the time submitted. Dialogue lists will not be accepted.
​Though not required for eligibility, preference is given to Philadelphia premieres.


Early bird deadline: February 29
Regular deadline: March 18
Late deadline: April 15

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