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After our closing night program, we announced the winners of the 2019 BlackStar Film Festival Awards. We are excited to share the recipients of this year’s Awards below. Congratulations to all of the artists for their groundbreaking work!
Day 3 video recap - #BlackStar19SoLit
Best Feature Documentary
Infiltrators, The (Dirs: Cristina Ibarra & Alex Rivera)
Best Feature Narrative
Selah and the Spades (Dir: Tayarisha Poe)
Bereka (Dir: Nesanet Teshager Abegaze)
Best Short Documentary
A Love Song For Latasha (Dir: Sophia Nahli Allison)
Best Short Narrative
Sega (Dir: Idil Ibrahim)
Best Youth (11-17)
The Next Stop (Dir: Jalyssa Jimenez)
Best Youth (18-22)
Wash Day (Dir: Jaida Salmon)
2019 Special Recognition Award: Narrative Presented by HBO
Feathers (Dir: A.V. Rockwell)
2019 Special Recognition Award: Documentary Presented by HBO
Respect and LOVE (Dir: Angelique Webster)
2019 Lionsgate/STARZ Producer Award
Test Pattern (Producers: Pin-Chun Liu & Shatara Michelle Ford)
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