The Third Annual Gary International Black Film Festival (GIBFF) is all set to take place this month, running Oct. 18th to the 20th..

Offering a lineup of drama, documentary and short films, the festival opens with Blue Caprice starring Isaiah Washington. Along with an opening night reception, Ron Simons, one of the producers of Caprice, a 2-time Tony Award winner and the president of SimonSays Entertainment, will be in person for a post-screening discussion following the film.

Additional films slated for the fest include: a Women in The Director’s Chair panel discussion, featuring Chicago-based filmmaker Barbara Allen and her Emmy nominated documentary Colorblind: Rethinking Race, along with Victoria Mahoney’s Yelling To the Sky.

Also screening at the festival is Andrew Dosunmu’s Mother of George as well as The Magic City, the coming of age tale that takes a closer look at the foster care system.

Scheduled to close the festival will be Gary native Charles Murray’s intense romance drama, Things Never Said, with Murray in person back in his hometown for a discussion afterward.

The festival will take place at Indiana University NW 3400 Broadway, Gary, IN. 

Tickets are available at the Urban League of NW Indiana, or online HERE.

And go HERE to check out the festival’s full lineup.