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International Black Film Nashville Festival Returns                              

by Cass Teague
Attendees at the 2018 International Black Film Festival. (photo: ibffnevents.com)

The 2022 International Black Film Festival will be held in the heart of Nashville. The festival will feature numerous screenings, panels, workshops and other events. This year’s festival is scheduled for September 29th thru October 2nd. Their website, www.ibffevents.com will provide updated information on official selections and event announcements, special guests and industry executive appearances, filmmaker news, trailers, film posters, screening times, locations for events, etc.

Creative freedom is the cornerstone of every great work. Imagination, passion, impulse, study, people and places merge together and evolve into this special world. In this world, artists of all genres create, thrive, struggle and celebrate together. At IBFF, they call it “The Creativerse” (pronounced create-ti-verse). This year’s festival theme is The Creativerse: your universe without limitation.

Competition Films include these two Narrative Features — Free Indeed / Directed by Caleb Suggs and Remember Me: The Mahalia Jackson Story starring Ledisi / Directed By Denise Dowse. There are also 20 Narrative Shorts and 7 Long Documentaries, along with these three Short Documentaries — Becoming Black Lawyers, The Invitation, and Digging For Life.

Purchase your Passes or Tickets to the 2022 International Black Film Festival today. If you want to attend multiple events during the festival, a Festival Pass is your best option. The Dreamcatcher Festival Pass is $350. The NextGen Festival Pass is $149. The Panel/Workshop Pass is $80. And The Screen Daily Pass is $69. Films In Competition Tix are $12.50; Marquee Film Tix are $18and up, for the Featured Attractions: Opening Night Film, Spotlight Film or Closing Night Film. Marquee films must be purchased separately. Special Features Tix are $15 and up. Panel/Workshop Tix are $17.50. See the website for details.

Industry Panels include New Studio On The Block: Presenting BLP Film Studios, Thursday, September 29, 2022 5:30 pm; Sound of Music: Licensing, Streaming and Scoring, Friday, September 30, 2022 10:00 am; It’s A Deal: Securing A Distribution in 2022 and Beyond, Friday, September 30, 2022 5:30 pm; Futuristic Tech: Technologies Disrupting The Landscape of Film & TV, Date & Time TBA; Taking Advantage of Film & TV Incentives, Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:00am; and Team Anatomy: The Effective Role of the Writer, Director & Producer, Saturday, October 1, 2022 6:00pm.

In an effort to keep all staff and guests as healthy and safe as possible, IBFF will no longer accept cash via the box office. They will gladly accept your debit or credit card for ticket purchase.

The International Black Film Festival (IBFF), based in Nashville, TN, opened its doors in the fall of 2006, as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. A pioneer in the film festival arena, IBFF is the only African-American established and inspired film festival in the state of Tennessee. IBFF’s mission is to “Encourage culturally accurate depictions of all people in film with special emphasis on providing a forum of access for underserved and unheard voices as well as to showcase the artistically rich creativity and diversity found around the globe.” 

Want to create an outing, a girls or guys weekend or an experience with your favorite group of people? Email them at: ibffboxoffice@gmail.com to get your group discount code.

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