International Black Film Festival of Nashville

The International Black Film Festival
Phone: 615.522.2405

2016 Call For Film Opens December 16, 2016

Each year the International Black Film Festival (IBFF) invites filmmakers from all over the globe to submit their projects to be considered as an “official selection” during the festival. Judges select films to be screened to a energetic festival participants. Filmmakers take advantage of the opportunity to interact with the audience and share their personal journey about their film project via Q&A sessions and networking events.  Awards are also given in the categories listed below.  

 IBFF looks forward to reviewing your project and we extend a special invitation for you to attend the 2016 festival in Nashville, TN.

The “Call For Film” season for the 2016 festival will open December 16, 2016. IBFF proudly accepts entries via Withoutabox, the world’s best online submissions platform. Withoutabox offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and You Tube integration, and more. Click “Withoutabox” button below to submit your project to be considered as an official selection in the film competition. *See submission deadlines below.




Awards are given in the following categories:

  • Best Student Film

  • Best Faith-Based Film

  • Honorable Mention

  • Best International Film

  • Audience Choice

  • Best of the Festival

  • Best Animation

  • Best Feature

  • Best Short

  • Best  Documentary

  • Best of Tennessee

  • “Imagine Me” Youth Short

    **Introducing IBFF’s inaugural 2016 “Imagine Me” Youth Short Film Competition. We want to hear the voice of our youth and are excited to tap into the creative energy of young people from around the globe. Youth ages 5 to 16 can now submit a short film to the competition and our panel of judges will announce the Official Selections to be screened at the 2016 festival. Submission rules and fee apply.  Details are available when submitting your film via Withoutabox by clicking the link below.**

Submission Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline – January 15, 2016
Regular Deadline – March 15, 2016
Late Deadline – April 30, 2016
WAB Extended – June 15, 2016



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