International Black Film Festival of Nashville

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Address: 555 Marriott Drive, Building 2 Suite 315
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone: 615.928.1119


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2014 “Imagine Me” Summer Film Series for Children and Youth

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The International Black Film Festival in collaboration with Belmont UniversityOrganized Neighbors of  Edgehill (ONE),  Metro Parks,  Easley Historical Recreation Center, and the Edgehill Family Resource Center (EFRC)  is gearing up for its 2015 Summer film series after being a hit last summer. We look forward to continuing to bring quality programming to the community so stay tuned for plans for 2015.  





















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2013 Film Festival

IBFFN 2013 Summer Series

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IBFFN is ecstatic to present the 2013 summer film series as it fulfills our mission to educate and create opportunities that connect stories from around the world to our community.  



*Winnie Mandela/September 5th, 2013

Check out the film September 5th, 7pm (Doors open at 6:30) at the Manna From Heaven Dinner House 3510 West Hamilton Avenue, Nashville, TN 37218. Call 615.299.8097 for directions.  


This intimate, in depth and unbiased film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela, by exploring both her personal and political life. The audience is given a rare glimpse into Winnie’s strict yet happy rural upbringing where the foundations were laid for her faith, compassion and indomitable resolve. As a young social worker in 1950’s Johannesburg, her beauty, style and character captivated the political activist and Tembu prince, Nelson Mandela. Together, they personified the rising aspirations and political awakening of their people, and in so doing, inspired a nation. Through her fierce determination and dauntless courage, she survived her husband’s imprisonment, continuous harassment by the security police, banishment to a small Free State town, betrayal by friends and allies, and more than a year in solitary confinement – all   the while keeping the struggle flame alight and the name of Nelson Mandela alive. A sensitive and balanced portrayal, the film nevertheless thoroughly investigates and honestly examines the controversies that dogged Winnie Mandela in recent years. The film takes the audience on a remarkable journey of understanding, painting a rich, warm and vivid portrait of one of the world’s most charismatic, yet enigmatic women. (View trailer). Coming Soon, check back for details.


*THE UNDERSHEPHERD/August 24, 2013/5PM

The Undershepherd  tells the controversial tale of two ministers, who, although originally best friends and brothers  in Christ, find their relationship tested by access to power, money and greed.  Isaiah Washington stars in the role of Lawrence “LC” Case, an ambitious and charismatic minister overcome by greed and ego who uses the pulpit to further his own agenda and ultimately lead his congregation astray.  LC’s best friend, Roland, starring Lamman Rucker, struggles to get his grassroots ministry off the ground and doesn’t enjoy the same level of success which generates controversy and conflict between the two men.

Russ Parr’s award-winning film The Undershepherd,  starring Isaiah Washington (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Lamman Rucker (“Meet The Browns”), Malinda Williams (“Soul Food”), Elise Neal (“Belles,” The Hughleys”), Vanessa Bell Calloway (“Shameless”), Clifton Powell (“Ray”), Bill Cobb (“Go On”), Robinne Lee (“Hitch”), Keith David (“Belles,” “Cloud Atlas”) and Academy Award winner Louis Gossett, Jr.  The thought-provoking film exploring the underbelly of power and corruption in the church. (view trailer). AUGUST 24, 2013/5PM.

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*There will be a second showing on Sunday, August 25th/4pm at the House of Manna Dinner House call 615.299.8097 for details.*




The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN), established in 2006, is a collaboration of dedicated professionals who support the need for a “community” effort to bring African-American and other communities together to showcase their work as emerging and skilled independent filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, directors and other film industry professionals. With “Defining Our Stories, Transforming the Image” as its organizational theme, IBFFN strives to insure culturally accurate depictions in film with special emphasis on providing a forum for unheard, unseen and unknown viewpoints, and to showcase the rich creativity and diversity found in communities of color locally, nationally and internationally. The festival is made possible in part with the continued support of Belmont University, HCA-Tristar, The Film House, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, One Village Entertainment, the Africa Channel, The Tennessee Arts Commission, The TN Film, Entertainment and Music Commission and The Screen Actors Guild. With the support of our corporate partners, the community and its leadership the International Black Film Festival of Nashville is on course to becoming one of the top festivals in the country.

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