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Presented by San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF) at Buena Vista Theatre, San Antonio TX

Oct 10 - 13 2019

SABIFF 2019 is committed to diversity and inclusion that supports Black filmmakers and exposes audiences to marginalized voices, diverse narratives and multi-dimentional filmworks by, for and about Black people throughout the Diaspora.

The San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF) is pleased to present its inaugural Black film festival October 10-13, 2019. SABIFF is committed to diversity and inclusion that supports Black filmmakers and exposes audiences in San Antonio and beyond to multi-dimensional film-works and diverse narratives by, for and about Black people throughout the global Diaspora. Cinema is one of the most powerful tools to impact people and cultures. We therefore aim to expose, educate and

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Free Events and Paid Events available at Eastside and Downtown Venues


  1. October 10  | 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm ($) - The Carver Community Cultural Center.  Opening Night & Red Carpet Reception sponsored by DreamVoice, welcoming filmmaker Charles Murray and the premiere of his film #TRUTH @CarverCommunityCulturalCenter
  2. October 11 | 9:00 am – 5:30 pm ($) The Institute of Texan Cultures - Overcoming 'isms', Bad Hair and Other Social Constructs Short Films and Interactive Host lead Talk Back Sessions in their Theater In The Round space; Social Cinema Shorts;  Empowering Panels/Forums and Workshops.  Afrofuturism films curated by Black World Cinema for Sci-fi fans. Museum exhibits: Black Quilting, Black Fashion and more @InstituteofTexanCultures
  3. October 11 | 12 noon – 3 pm [NC]  Carver Library.  Black Public Media celebrates 40 years presenting Black Film Showcases {Part I}  @CarverLibrary
  4. October 11 | 5 pm – 11 pm  [NC] Cherrity Bar Happy Hour & Mixer (entertainment & vendors) @CherrityBar
  5. October 12| 9:00 am – 6:30 pm  ($) Films in Competition Screenings at Buena Vista Theater UTSA downtown campus
  6. October 12| 10:00 am – 4:00 pm [NC] The Carver Library.  Black Public Media presents AfroPop {Part II} shorts, and a Digital Roots Workshop presented by Maxie and Schatar Collier media makers, authors, & founders of Super Livestreams TV, Black Reflections and the Documentary & Reality TV @CarverLibrary
  7. October 12– 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm [NC]  - La Villita Arneson River Theater. Cinema Under the Stars Closing Night films presented by AfroLandTV. A showcase of Pan African Films. Food Trucks and vendors will be on site. @ArnesonRiverTheater
  8. October 13- 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ($) SABIFF 2019 Awards Brunch for the winners of films in Competition at La Villita Room in the Durango Building Conference Center at UTSA Downtown Campus. Co-sponsored by UTSA African American Studies Program –REGSS Dept. in the College of COEHD and Forward Progress Arts & Entertainment

Contact: 202-505-3144


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Additional time info:

SABIFF 2019 has information about all the events.There are a mixture of free and paid events, as well as venue changes over the course of 4 days. Some events have happenings at two locations on the same day.

on Friday the 11th - After the ITC events end. A free Happy Hour / Mixer will be at the Cherrity Bar 5 pm - 11 pm

(not to far from the Inst. of Texan Cultures, near the Alamo Dome) - 302 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

on Saturday the 12th After the Buena Vista Theater Competition Screenings, the Closing Night Film will be at La Villita Arneson River Theater 6:30 - 10:30 pm. - 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


  • SABIFF 2019's Founder/Director on Black Video News Network (BVNN) talks with The Writer Fred about the 2019 inaugural San Antonio Black International Film Festival which takes place 4 days at different Eastside and Downtown venues October 10 - October 31, 2019


Buena Vista Theatre

UTSA Downtown, San Antonio, TX 78207