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Gary International Black Film Festival discount passes available now

The 6th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) brings a packed weekend of powerful features, shorts, and filmmaker talkbacks and of course, community love to IUN’s Bergland Auditorium. Full Festival Passes with a 60 percent discount off the regular price are available now through September 30th. Passes are available online or at the Urban League of Northwest Indiana, 3101 Broadway, Gary, IN. Single event tickets will be available October 1st.

This year’s call for films was the largest ever, with film entries from the U.S., United Kingdom, Africa and Jamaica. So many entries, and so little time to program them all. We’re excited to announce returning entries from Arnaud Bettan (Nola Circus; Winner 2015 Best Comedy Feature), Chaz Bottoms (A Walk to School, Winner 2015 Best Animation), and Anthony Hobbs (One Nation, Winner 2015 Best Youth Film).

With so many entries and so few staff at the Gary International Black Film Festival, it took a village to review incoming entries and select the lineup of over 40+ films. The organizers are grateful for the time and careful consideration of the reviewers. It is this mighty group of folks who are helping to shape this year’s fest offerings.

Next month viewers will be asked to show up and vote on their favorite feature, comedy, short, animation and youth film. It’s all to help shape the movement to change the way the Gary African American community, other African Americans and the African American culture are represented.

gary-film-festival-collageThe Gary International Black Film Festival is run by a committed core of community volunteers. Support for the festival is based on box office, grant funding and individual donations. The supporters are the engine that makes this festival work.

The annual fundraising campaign is in its final two weeks, and the organization is only $1,700 away from meeting its goal. This was made possible by the generous donors from across the country that have helped them get this far. The GIBFF is still in need of assistance in achieving their goal and as such, are asking for a gift from the public by September 30th!




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