The mission of the San Antonio Black International Film Festival (SABIFF) is to showcase quality films, advocate for, and support filmmakers of African descent. We expose and educate audiences to the myriad of subject matters, stories, voices, perspectives, and diverse images of Black people throughout the global Diaspora that have been historically under-represented.
Ada M. Babineaux
Ada M. Babineaux (Babino), an indie filmmaker, founder of Jezebel Filmworks, and Nommo Speaker's Bureau, has worked in a variety of production roles throughout her career. Babineaux's initial and pivotal production experience working on renowned filmmaker Haile Gerima's acclaimed indie film SANKOFA, opened her eyes to Black independent filmmaking "by any means necessary." With a primary focus on documentaries, she has five productions to her credit, including her timeless hair docu-drama Middle Passage -N- Roots. Babineaux has garnered her experience on numerous indie films, and served as a Producer for Black Entertainment Television, BET on Jazz, and, WHUT, Howard University's only Black owned PBS station, A native of San Antonio, Texas, she received a Communications Degree from Howard University, and an MA in Film from American University in Washington, DC.
Gregory T. Walker
Board Vice Chairman
A 3rd generation entrepreneur, Walker has taken on numerous leadership positions during his sojourn in the 9 metropolitan U.S. cities He founded The Brother’s Network, as a vehicle to amply the arts and culture scene among Black men in Philadelphia, and shift the narrative around fear of the Black body’s in society. A seasoned arts & culture professional with over a decade of strategic artistic leadership experience, Walker is a curator of experiences and events. He has designed, developed and implemented a Theory of Change model that melds artistic, archival, curatorial, and editorial practices as cultural production. Walker is a formerly elected officer of the Democratic party in Philadelphia who prides himself as being a lifelong learner with deep interest in GLAM – Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums.
Bridgett Scarborough, M.ED
Bridgett Scarborough, Secretary is the Founder and CEO of 501c3 My Org. A company dedicated to helping people realize their vision of starting a not-for-profit and making a living helping others. Bridgett has 25 years of experience working for not-for-profits in various capacities; direct service, developing and managing programs, and grant writing. Aside from these positions, she has always had a passion for business. She has owned and operated several businesses such as a licensed home-daycare, a children’s classic toy store, and an education consulting company that provides training to early childhood educators. She has a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from DePaul University. As well, she has years of training and practice in adult education. She currently serves on the Board of three not-for-profits located in three different states. Bridgett started out at SABIFF as a volunteer then became a Board Member. She has played a very important role in SABIFF becoming organized as a 501c3 not-for-profit and more sophisticated it’s organizational structure.
Tom Crumbly, CPA
The founder of Tom Crumby & Associates Tax & Financial Services, aka, callmytaxguy.com, Crumby is an expert CPA with over 30-years of Federal, State and local corporate, small business and individual tax consulting. A former IRS accountant, he is well versed in Income Tax, Tax Preparation, General Ledger, Financial Accounting, Nonprofits, Auditing, Strategic Planning, Bookkeeping, Accounts Payable Financial Reporting, Budgets, Payroll, and Financial Analysis.
Camille Lourde Wyatt
Board Marketing Director
Has experience both in front of and behind the lens. She Is an actress/singer, producer and manager. She has a background in the performing arts, and a B.A. from Howard University’s School of Communications in Broadcast Journalism/Theatre. Wyatt has worked in the entertainment business at every major studio from The Walt Disney Company to the Warner Bros. Entertainment Group. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Alexandria House, and the Robey Theatre Company as its Public Relations/Marketing Director.
SABIFF 2022 TEAM
Dat Mayne DeeWayne Goodloe - Co-Programmer, A/V Support, Editor
Kym Oglesby - Virtual Volunteer Coordinator, Intern Recruitment
Mia Morris - Film Freeway Coordinator
Patsy Whitfield - Awards Producer, Hotel Coordinator
Martika Cook - Admin. Support
McNair Brothers - Philip & Josh - Editors
Savannah Babino, SavvyB EVENTS Events Mgmt
Starr Wichester - Volunteer Admin Support , Festival Trainee
Zakiyyah Seitu - Admin Support
Virtual Intern Volunteer Support:
Adam Cannell Carly Feldstein Lela Mays
Jacob Poti Rashad Veasley Saanvi Desai
Additional Volunteer Support:
Special Thanks to our JUDGES:
Ada M. Babineaux Karen Babino Paula Caffey
Barbara Felix Kim Jordon Patsy Whitfield
Bridgett Scarborough Kurt Oderson S. Torriano Berry Donnie Hill Leslie Ann Caton Sara Ikpatts
Debra Leno Mia Morris Starr Wichester Dee Wayne Goodlow Michele J. Hudson James Babineaux Miriam Machado Luces JC Williams Waltrina Middleton
*Permanent Acknowledgement & Thanks to: #SUPERLIVESTREAMS the original creators of www.sabiff.tv (2020)
SPOTLIGHT: Wardell Picquet