August 13, 2021 Opening Night Indianapolis Art Center
August 14, 2021 All Day Screenings Central Library Indianapolis
SAVE THE DATES! Friday, August 13, 2021 marks OPENING NIGHT for the Indianapolis Black Documentary Film Festival 2021. Join us at Indianapolis Art Center for a fun evening as we screen
PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI featuring Morgan Freeman
outdoors on a big screen. There's plenty of seating for everyone and families are encouraged to attend!
Enjoy a Charcuterie Box or a Fried Chicken Dinner from Sweet & Savory as well as flavored popcorns!
After the screening, take part in a Q&A with filmmaker, Paul Saltzman
Then, join us Saturday, August 14, 2021 at Central Library in Indianapolis for all day screenings of some amazing documentaries. Admission is free!
Our mission is to celebrate and promote African American documentaries that might not otherwise be seen. IBDFF works to foster understanding and appreciation for black documentary film by educating and inspiring viewers to discuss pressing issues of today and stimulating cultural discourse long after the films have ended.
We seek to create a venue which filmmakers, storytellers, producers and members of the community can come together to appreciate the showcased documentaries which focus on African-American history and issues that are pertinent to the community. We seek to encourage ways for black films to survive not only as an art form, but to inspire public examples and images worth admiring and emulating. Through this festival, we would endeavor to stimulate the imagination, as the future is more than just technology. We hope that this festival can be a place where imagination thrives and finds reinforcement in a joined community.
In particular, we would like to bring these African-American documentaries to communities that might otherwise not have access. Further, we want to give the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process, as well as the social issues—both past and present—showcased in the films.
Dr. Eric V.A. Winston, Executive Director of IBDFF, is a retired Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Wilberforce University in Wilberforce, Ohio and Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. In 2013, he became involved in the film industry by producing documentaries. These documentaries include Taking Park City, Taking Israel and The Correct Thing: Palmer Memorial Institute.
Do you have questions about our festival? Would you like to suggest a film for next year's festival? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.
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