(BlackStar Film Festival)
Patrice Worthy is the managing director of BlackStar Film Festival, a festival that has developed notoriety around the industry as a nexus for independent filmmakers and artists of color. She has worked with the festival for six years, first as a program manager, then working several years as senior operations manager until 2017. Outside of BlackStar, Patrice is also an educator and producer who works with emerging creatives of color. After working with the festival and noting the challenges of promoting independent media, Patrice is now focused on facilitating marketing and exposure of the works presented annually at the festival.