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Mission – The Gary International Black Film Festival uses film as a catalyst for positive cultural activity to enhance the ‘cultural capital’ of our hometown of Gary, IN by celebrating black culture through independent film and discussion. It is our goal to bring films of the highest quality that are not seen at the local multiplex that reflect the depth and transcendence of black people.

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The Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) is a dynamic weekend cinema feast located just 30 minutes from downtown Chicago in Gary, IN. The GIBFF brings filmmakers and engaged audiences together for a powerful weekend of indie Black Cinema.

The GIBFF uses film as a catalyst for stimulating cultural activity to enhance the ‘cultural capital’ of our hometown of Gary, IN by celebrating black culture through independent film and discussion. It is our goal to bring films of the highest quality that reflect the depth and transcendence of black people.

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Everybody counts. This cultural asset is built by the people who create hand-crafted films, film lovers, and audiences from around the country. In 2019, audiences for the festival hailed from 31 different zipcodes in Indiana, Chicago and south suburbs and across the globe with our virtual content. Festival impact goes beyond the three day event and throughout our year round programming both online and in the community

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