The International Black Film Festival is an inclusive, high impact marketplace where "independent" creatives can engage with and learn from the best in the industry.  It is an interactive environment where opportunity thrives and business is done.


Our festival & conference offers many opportunities for corporate sponsors, organizations and individual donors like you to partner and meets the targeted goals of your organization. As a 501(c)3 non-profit arts entity, your donation is completely tax-deductible. Sponsorship can be in the form of cash or in-kind donations of products, services, media presence, programming, and promotional assets.


Print Recognition

Your advertisement or logo in the official festival guide, Commemorative Poster, print advertising, fliers, Special Event passes, and ticket backs. (Print material deadlines may apply.)



Your name or logo in press releases, radio and TV spots, festival trailer, media wall, IBFF web site, IBFF mobile site IBFF Social Media Network (2,000 +circulation) and the monthly IBFF e-newsletter (2,000 + active users.)

Public Acknowledgement

Your name will be recognized at press conferences; Opening Night Ceremony, Center Stage, and Closing Night finale; as well as general or individually sponsored screenings and events.

On-site Opportunities 

Your logo, information, and presence at the VIPVolunteer Lounge, and one-on-one engagement with Nashville movie-lovers. Filmmaker Lounge, VIP filmmaker events.

Promotional Opportunities

Your logo and information on filmmaker gift bags and the opportunity to donate your own promotional items to gift bags, the VIP Lounge and Filmmakers and other VIPs.

Event Tickets & Passes

You have the option to receive All-Access IBFF Passes. These are great for silent auctions, door prizes, employee recognition or gift-giving. Included in the pass is access to gala, VIP and general admission events. You may also opt to receive General Admission ticket vouchers that can be used by your business or donated to a local not-for-profit organization at your request. You will also receive invitations to sponsor recognition events throughout the year.

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