festival schedule.

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NOTE: Schedule Subject to Change


5:00p - 8:00p 

Registration & Box Office 


8:00a - 7:00p 

Registration & Box Office 


9:00a - 4:30p 

Box Office 

3:30p - 5: 00p

Master Class

with Director Deon Taylor 

Strange Performing Arts Center

Recital Hall / Tennessee State Univ.

7:30a – 9:00a

Filmmakers Breakfast

with special guest speaker

David White, National Executive Director of  SAG-AFTRA

Lipscomb University, Shamblin Theater

11:00a - 2:00p 

Indie Film Competition 

6:30p - 7: 00p

Opening Night Red Carpet 

9:00a – 10:00a

"Imagine Me"

Children & Youth Program


"Chi-nanigans" (Special feature)

"What If...Then What?" (Special feature)

7:15p- 7:25p

Opening Night Indie Short 

The Talk

7:30p.- 9:15p

Opening Night Feature Film 

Black And Blue

w/Director Deon Taylor

9:30a – 10:30a

Crossing from Indie to Commercial Production

Sponsored by Tennessee Entertainment, Film & Music Commission Panel

10:00a - 6: 00p

Indie Film Competition  

9:00p - 1:00a

Opening Night Reception

Sponsored by Anne Dallas Dudley Park

505 Nashville


8:00a - 8:30p 

Registration & Box Office 

12:00p – 2:00p


Sponsored by Women In Film and Television

2:00 p– 3:00p 

IBFF Film Awards Presentation

4:00p - 6:30p 

Sounds of Cinema Live

A Gospel Journey Through Film


Sponsored By Yes Lord Radio & LoveJade Inc.

11:30a– 12:45p


A Discussion on the Economic Impact of Black-Founded Businesses and Events on Nashville's Economy

Sponsored by  MOJO Marketing + PR

1:00p – 2:15p

Fast Pitch 

7:20p – 7:50p

Spotlight Red Carpet 

7:45p – 8:00p

Spotlight Indie Short

Loreen’s Gotta Boogie

12:00p - 6: 00p

Indie Film Competition  

8:00p – 9:45p 

Spotlight Film

Two Beats One Soul

4:00p– 5:00p

Pitching To Win

A Pitch Tutorial with Squeaky Moore

9:00p – 1:00am

Spotlight Party

IBFF & R&Bae present the 2019 Spotlight Party at Analog at the Hutton Hotel

5:00p – 6:00p

The Perfect Score:

Creating Powerful Scenes with Music 

Sponsored by SAGIndie  

6:30p - 7: 30p

"Real" Conversations

with Celebrity Casting Agent Tracy "Twinkie" Byrd 

Featuring celebrity  actors Gabrielle Dennis and Woody "The Great” McClain 

7:30p – 8:00p

Center Stage Red Carpet

8:15p – 8:20p

Skin I’m In

Center Stage Indie Short

8:20p – 10:30p 

Foster Boy

Center Stage Marquee Film 

9:00p – 1:00am

Center Stage Party


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