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    2014 International Black Women’s Film Festival will be December 4-14, 2014. (We’ve added a day!) The official selections for 2014 will be announced on Monday, September 15, 2014 by 12 noon (PST). Selections will be posted on social media, this web-site, and sent via email to selected filmmakers. Congratulations to […]

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    COMING SOON: (Musical) Party People at the Berkeley Rep – October 2014

    Party People By UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz, aka Ninja) Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy Save the date! Join the International Black Women’s Film Festival as we celebrate the Bay Area premiere of “Party People”! The festival’s founder, Adrienne Anderson, discovered this gem at the 2012 […]

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    10/26/2014 – SCREENING: GANJA & HESS, DIR. BILL GUNN (Rare Director’s Cut!)

    110 minutes | United States | 1973 | Horror Director Bill Gunn Starring Duane Jones (NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD), Marlene Clark, Bill Gunn, Mabel King (THE WIZ, “What’s Happening”) and Sam Waymon (Nina Simone’s brother) *This is the rare director’s cut as restored by the Museum of Modern Art […]

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    7/20/2014 – Screening: DREAMS OF A LIFE, dir. Carol Morley

    95 minutes  |  United Kingdom / Ireland Docudrama / Horror / Mystery If you disappeared, would anyone miss you? Nobody noticed when Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit above a shopping mall in North London in 2003. Her body wasn’t discovered for three years, surrounded by Christmas presents she had […]

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    4/20/2014 – Exclusive FREE Screening: HALF OF A YELLOW SUN

    HALF OF A YELLOW SUN www.MontereyMedia.com 111 minutes | Nigeria / United Kingdom Director: Biyi Bandele Story by: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Screenplay: Biyi Bandele Characters: Olanna, Kainene, Odenigbo, Okeoma         Olanna (Thandie Newton) and Kainene (Anika Noni Rose) are glamorous twins from a wealthy Nigerian family. Upon […]

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    2014 // Call for Films

    Before Submitting Your Film Did you read the “Requirements”? How about the “Terms & Conditions”? If so, then you’re ready to submit your film! The festival excepts all genres except for adult/pornographic films, instructional videos, and/or music videos.

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    Media Kit //

    Find out how to get your product or service in front of sophisticated, modern, urban women who are spending money on beauty products, leisure and entertainment! The International Black Women’s Film Festival presents an annual film festival where emerging, independent, and established filmmakers can screen their films in a professional, […]

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    3/7/2014 – Play: The House That Will Not Stand

    Written by Marcus Gardley Directed by Patricia McGregor A co-production with Yale Repertory Theatre Main Season · Thrust Stage World premiere | Running time: 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission [eventBox id="1" date_id="6"] How would you like to see the world premiere of the play The House […]

    The International Black Women’s Film Festival was established in 2001 by Adrienne Anderson, a San Francisco Bay Area-resident and San Francisco-native. The first festival was presented in 2002 in San Francisco, CA. Though an academic and collaborative technology trainer by profession, Ms. Anderson is a writer and has worked as a journalist, writer and cultural activist.

    She decided to create a festival where the accomplishments, talents, creativity and filmmaking skills of Black women could be celebrated, featured and fairly represented. Looking beyond the usual Hollywood-style stereotypes of Black women, she introduced new and innovate cinema, primarily directed by Black women and/or featuring Black women in non-stereotypical roles.

    To date, the festival has received over 400 entries and has garnered international attention around the world from the Netherlands, Germany, Paris, Ghana, Canada and Australia! The festival has also received personal support and sponsorship from STAR WARS director and creator George Lucas and his former media company LucasFilms, Ltd.

    The festival brings original, exciting, and innovative cinema featuring Black women in prominent roles and lets them present their own stories in their own voices.

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