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International Black Film Festival of Nashville

International Black Film Festival of Nashville
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The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFF), established in 2006, is a collaboration of dedicated professionals who recognize a need for a "community" effort for African American and other communities together to showcase their work as emerging and skilled independent filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, directors and other film industry professions. Our mission is “Through the art of film we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression and education of communities worldwide.”

IBFF is committed to hosting a celebratory, culturally diverse, community inclusive, and family friendly festival that provides a source of entertainment and education for all participants; engaging people of all races and cultures in support, development and enjoyment of culturally relevant depiction in film; creating an environment to showcase independent film from around the globe that accurately depicts the cultures, images, and traditions of all communities; introducing the work of Tennesseans in filmmaking to a larger national and international film community; providing a venue for filmmakers to present their work, collaborate and network with one another, and to learn from industry professionals; educating children and young adults in the complex art of filmmaking; fostering global partnerships and collaborations among people form the visual and performing arts, music, radio, television, and film; attracting econo

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