The 2013 International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN), the 6th annual edition, takes place Thursday,October 31 through Sunday, November 3, 2013.


2013 Official Selections


Curdled, Directed byYolanda Geralds

Elegy for a Revolutionary,  Directed Paul Van Zyl

The Exchange, Directed by Robert Poole

Haze, Directed by Curtis Adair Jr.

The Painter, Directed by Nate Townsend

The Rebel Prince, Directed by Fabian Davis

Solstice, Directed by Reggie Gaskins

Sweet, Sweet Country, Directed by

Thinner Blood, Directed by Jon Reino

Ying and Yang, Directed by Kevin Darnell Walker


Mabon “Teenie” Hodges – A Portrait of a Memphis Soul Original,

Directed by Susanna Vapnek

Melvin & Jean: An American Story, Directed by Maia Wechsler

Mr. Stokes’ Mission, Directed by Fabrice Emerimana

Ndiphilela Ukucula: I Live To Sing, Directed by Julie Cohen

The Prisonaires, Directed by Cass Paley

Take Us Home, Directed by Michael Wood

True Delta, Directed by Lee Quinby and Daniel Cohen

Why Do You Have Black Dolls? Directed by Samantha Knowles


24 To Score, Directed by David Schewe

Cass, Directed by Hugh Schulze

Four of Hearts, Directed by Eric Haywood

Home, Directed by Jono Oliver

Misunderstood: The Cookie Gilchrist Story, Directed by Carlton Chester Gilchrist


Awards will be given in the following categories: Best Documentary, Best Feature, Best Short, Best of Festival, Best International Film, Honorable Mention and the Founder’s Award.

“Independent films by African-Americans have increased in visibility and have made a visible imprint in theaters and major film festivals across the country with such films as Fruitvale Station, Blue Caprice, 12 Years a Slave, and Winnie Mandela. IBFFN contributes to this momentum by encouraging aspiring filmmakers to submit their work to our festival and other film competitions around the world,” says Hazel Joyner-Smith, IBFFN Founder. “We understand how important it is for our filmmakers to have a venue to show their work and that is our mission.”

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