The San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF), is pleased to present SABIFF 2021. Festival dates run September 30 - October 3, 2021. This year we turn the spotlight on Black Women Creatives. Our theme, "Sistahrz in Cinema" ('Sista Stars') will be highlighted in our opening night film presentation, the Ankh Achievement Awardee, panels, and the closing film. All of which will center on Black women, with essential roles both behind, and in front of the camera. Women making mega moves to birth life from concept, to page, to the screen, can be seen virtually this Fall at sabiff.tv.
All Filmmaker OPEN CALL entries remain inclusive in SABIFF 2021. The selected films will be programmed for audiences to screen during our 4-day virtual festival. SABIFF accepts all original, quality videos/film narratives and documentaries with diverse perspectives of the Black experience, imaginative genres, and original subject matters. We applaud Creatives for their desire to bring their stories to life, and welcome Filmmakers from around-the-world to respond to our OPEN CALL, and participate in our 3rd year of empowering events that are planned, both virtually (due to COVID19) and (hopefully) physically, in the "Alamo City."
SABIFF is primed to add to San Antonio’s rich legacy with a festival aimed to highlight the hidden figures of Black indie films that rarely make it to the big screen for mass audiences. The mission of the San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF) is to showcase quality films, advocate for, and support filmmakers of African descent. We expose audiences to the myriad of subject matters, stories, voices, and diverse images of Black people throughout the global Diaspora that have been historically under-represented. SABIFF believes that the narratives, images, history, culture, lives and diverse range of art and storytelling by BLACK FILMmakers; MATTERS.
SA is hailed as the 7th largest city in the United States, and 'military city.' The second largest city in Texas, SA is widely known for tourist attractions which include: the Alamo, the five-time NBA champion SPURS basketball team, delicious Tex-Mex cuisine, the 750 ft. Hemisphere Tower, and its beautiful River Walk, which runs through the downtown area. SA is an up & coming city full of possibility and exploration. SABIFF’s expansion of the arts, culture, and storytelling through Black films, adds to the city’s commitment to broaden diversity and inclusion. SABIFF, now in our 3rd year, is excited to shine the spotlight, turn up the volume, stream in on-line engagements, and showcase exceptional works created by-for-about people of African descent.
SABIFF 2021 welcome's San Antiono audiences across the world-wide-web to join us the first weekend in October (9/30 - 10/3), as we celebrate diverse storytelling, culture and the arts through filmmaking, festivities, and of course, some good ol' down home San Antonio hospitality!
*Fractured Atlas is the Fiscal Sponsor for SABIFF: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/san-antonio-black-international-film-festival-sabiff
*Black Heritage Things to do in San Antonio https://www.visitsanantonio.com/black-heritage/
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