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San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF 2021)

The San Antonio Black International Film Festival welcomes all filmmakers, movie enthusiasts, industry professionals, and audiences world-wide to join us for SABIFF 2021.  In our 3rd year, we shine our spotlight on 'phenomenal women' Creatives, both in front of, and behind the camera.  Our theme, SISTAHRZ IN CINEMA (Sista Stars), will present female perspective  programming, stories, and panel discussions that are both impactful and invigorating.  Our OPEN CALL submissions on Film Freeway will run Feb. 1 - July 26th.  SABIFF will continue to accept all film genres by all  Filmmakers for our film competition screenings and awards ceremony.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, this year's festival will continue virtually,  in celebration of presenting narratives and documentaries by-for-&-about diverse Black perspectives, and images from across the globe. We also plan to host a few physical/live events in SA, depending on the status of the virus reported by the Fall.  Be sure to watch SABIFF 2021 on sabiff.tv/watch September 30 - October 3, 2021.

 

The mission of SABIFF is to showcase quality films, advocate for, and support filmmakers of African Descent, and expose audiences to the myriad of subject matters, stories, voices and diverse images of Black people throughout the global Diaspora that have been historically underrepresented.

 

SABIFF, based in the 7th largest city in the United States, now has a distinctive film festival that proudly celebrates and affirms that Black life matters in cinema and beyond. In the midst of a pandemic, you have the luxury to be a supportive audience aficionado in the safety and comfort of your very own home on the world-wide-web. SABIFF 2021 is excited to beam you in to view diverse Black narratives, and documentary experiences that capture universal emotions, present meaningful characters, stimulate reel-real dialogue, and impactful subject matter. 

 

Be sure to spread the word, and get the wii-fi cranked up for the Fall as we also connect you to cultural sites to visit in the Alamo City (when 'life returns to 'normal').  Follow us on social media throughout the year for virtual and live events.  

OPEN CALL Begins FEBRUARY 1st  -and- Ends JULY 26th
SABIFF 2021 OPEN COMPETITION
SABIFF 2021's theme celebrates & spotlights Black Women Filmmakers and Creatives in-front-of  & behind-the-screen -- Sistahrz (Sista Stars)  in Cinema will be highlighted in our Opening Night Film & Ankh Award, Panel Discussions, and our Closing Night film. Note: our  OPEN CALL remains wide open to all Filmmakers throughout the Global Diaspora to submit quality, diverse film/video works of all genres that are created by, for and about people of African Descent.  
 
Films In Competition will be showcased October 1 - 2, 2021 @ sabiff.tv/watch
The Winning Films/Filmmakers will be announced and awarded at our Awards Brunch October 3.  
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CATEGORIES:  * Best Narrative Feature Film * Best Documentary Feature Film * Best Narrative Short * Best Documentary Short * Best Student Film * Best Music Video * Best Actor * Best Actress * Audience Choice Award 
WE HOPE YOU JOIN US FOR SABIFF 2021  
GO TO SABIFF.TV/WATCH FOR PROGRAMS YOU MISSED IN 2020

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