The 2015 BlackStar FIlm Festival kicks off today in Philly! The festival celebrates and showcases work in cinema created by people of African descent, along with offering many workshops and panels for those interested in building their craft. I first learned of the festival through one of my favorite designers/bloggers, Andrea Pippins of Fly Girl Blog. She was commissioned to design all the collateral for the festival! Such a huge fan of her work!
There will be over 60 films featured at this weekend’s film festival from short documentaries to feature narratives. Awesome, right?! It’s so important for us to continue to share our stories in varying mediums. And we all know that cinema is one of the most effective ways. If I were going (maybe next year as a social media correspondent?), my top two must see films would be August Wilson: The Ground on Which I Stand and Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee. If you are in Philly this weekend, you should check it out!