Images of Black Women Film Festival 2011


The 7th Edition of the International Black Womens Festival (IBW) will span across March and April for a double celebration; the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Month & the United Nations’ announcement of 2011 International Year for African Descent people.

More than ever the programme will be an eclectic mix incorporating foreign independent and classic films, such as I Will Follow & For Coloured Girls; a beautiful animation – Chico & Rita – about Afro-Cuban jazz. Also includes an Animation Forum for 6 to 60 yrs as well as a Filmmaker’s Forum. The festival celebrates the global black experience by focussing on women’s talent and representation. By covering a wide range of genres, and issues, the Festival seeks to present and honour women’s survival wisdom and power while promoting race and gender equality.

Deb McKoy