International Black Film Festival of Nashville

The International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Address: 1451 Elm Hill Pike Suite 315
Nashville, TN 37210
Phone: 615.279.9537

2015 Black Music Month

June 11, 2015ivyNewsComments Off

For the month of June, we celebrate the influence of African American music on the world, Black Music Month. Within every genre…from Jazz, Hip-hop, R&B, Gospel to Opera, Country and more, African Americans have made pioneering contributions to musicthat have influenced and inspired generations.

The month long observance was first declared in 1979 by President Jimmy Carter, with the encouragement of legendary songwriter-producer Kenny Gamble. In the years since, Dyana Williams has worked to honor the contributions of pioneers such as Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Nina Simone and countless others who helped shape the American musical landscape.During the course of this month, renamed by President Obama as “African American Music Appreciation Month“, IBFF will highlight the “Kings and Queens” of Black Music and their contributions to music, film and more. 

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Paul Robeson / King of Opera


BB King / King of Blues

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Micheal Jackson / King of Pop


Whitney Houston / Queen of Pop


Leotyne Price / Queen of Opera

Happy Birthday Martin Luther King

January 15, 2015ivyNewsComments Off

2014 Veterans Day

November 10, 2014ivyNewsComments Off

Dear White People_Special Screening with Director

October 19, 2014ivyNewsComments Off

On Fri, OctMovie Poster 24, after the 7:55pm screening of DEAR WHITE PEOPLE, a discussion will be held with director Justin Simien (via Skype). Moderated by Jonathan Waters, senior lecturer, Vanderbilt University’s cinema and media arts program. Visit to purchase tickets.

A satire about being a black face in a white place. Winner of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival’s Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent, writer/director Justin Simien follows a group of African American students as they navigate campus life and racial politics at a predominantly white college in this witty and whip-smart satire about black militancy, 



fantasies, and the commodification of blackness in the age of Obama. Nothing is black and white in this playful portrait of race in contemporary America.

2014 Festival Lite

October 19, 2014ivyNewsComments Off


All events scheduled for this year will be apart of an abbreviated version of the full festival, appropriately titled “2014 Festival Lite”. With support and direction of the new IBFFN Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, the festival is eager to return to its regularly scheduled format in 2015.

 “2014 Festival Lite” will continue to offer unique and engaging programming inclusive of premiere screenings, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year.

Over the next few weeks expect updates, highlights and exciting announcements. If you would like to setup an interview, obtain media credentials, synopsis, please email us at or call the festival office at (615) 565-9256 or visit our website at

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