Filmmakers Take Top Honors In Tough Film Competition
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November 26, 2013
Nashville, TN - The 7th annual International Black Film Festival of Nashville announced the winners of its competition categories at the close of its October 31-November 3 festival, held in both the Country Music Hall of Fame and Millennium Maxwell House, Nashville, TN.
The competition winners were chosen from among 23 films: 5 feature-length documentaries, 5 short documentaries, 4 feature films, and 9 shorts. Films explored a range of themes using diverse genres, including drama, comedy, science fiction, biography, music, and history.
“With such an impressive and diverse selection of films in our competition this year, our jury has had quite the challenge in awarding just one filmmaker per category,” said Hazel Joyner Smith, IBFFN Founder. “Their selection recognizes films depicting people on a journey in life that anyone, from any culture, can relate to but featuring people who are not often seen on the big screen.”
The International Black Film Festival is proud to announce the award recipients for its 7th Annual IBFFN:
- Best Feature Home (Jono Oliver)
- Best Long Documentary Melvin and Jean (Maia Weschler)
- Best Short Documentary True Delta (Lee Quinby)
- Best Dramatic Short Ying and Yang (Kevin D. Walker)
- Best International NdiphilelaUkucula: I Live to Sing (Julie Cohen)
- Honorable Mention 24 to Score (Jairus Cobb)
- Audience Choice The Exchange (Robert Poole)
- Founder’s Award Sweet, Sweet Country (Dehanza Daye Rogers)
- Best of Festival Home (Jono Oliver)
For more information on the above films and filmmakers, including all official selections, and to view 2013 festival photos visit our web site at www.ibffnashville.com. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about 2013 filmmakers and award winners. Please save the date for the upcoming festival October 2014.
About International Black Film Festival of Nashville
Our mission is “Through the art of film, we celebrate the richness, diversity and creativity of storytelling for the cultural enrichment, progression, and education of communities worldwide. “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 ensure 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 The Film House, Comcast, NovaCopy, The TN Film, Entertainment and Music Commission, The Cultural Services of the French Embassy, The Screen Actors Guild and Film Comm. 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.