BlackStar Film Festival 2015

A more comprehensive write-up wrapping up the festival written by Mike D. of ReelBlack, is forthcoming. For now, here is a list of winners from the 2015 Blackstar Film Festival, which ended yesterday, after a 4-day run in Philadelphia, PA. The awards event was held at World Café Live.
– Special Recognition in Directing,  Documentary – Rachelle Salnave ("La Belle Vie")
– Special Recognition in Directing, Narrative – Evita Castine ("Only Light")
– Best Experimental Short – "Vow of Silence" by Be Steadwell

– Audience Award, Experimental Short –"Vocabulary of the Mysteries" by Jacob Shanks Kindlon
– Richard Nichols Luminary Award – Dream Hampton
– Best Documentary Feature – "Treasure: From Tragedy To Trans-Justice; Mapping A Detroit Story" by Dream Hampton

– Audience Award, Best Documentary Feature – "BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez" by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater and Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
– Best Documentary Short – "Of Slaves and Saints" by  Marcio de Abreu

– Audience Award, Documentary Short – "El Naza: The Black Christ of Portobelo" by Ayabo Kwyana
– Best Narrative Feature – "In The Morning" by Nefertite Nguvu

– Audience Award, Narrative Feature – "Christmas Wedding Baby" by Kiara C. Jones
– Best Narrative Short – "The Bravest The Boldest" by Moon Molson
– Audience Award, Best Narrative Short – "Black and Blue" by Ciara Allen

– Audience Award Comedy – "Tap Shoes And Violins" by Dax Brooks

– Best Youth Film – "Kadi (Lantern)" by Lawrence Agbetsise

– Audience Award – "Lost And Found" by Big Picture Alliance