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 stories, subject matters, 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.
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.
The founder of Tom Crumby & Associates Tax & Financial Services, aka, callmytaxguy.com, Crumby is an expert accountant 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.
DENIS ST. LOUIS
As an economic development consultant Denis serves as an Advisor to government and industry, working with both public and private sector organizations to tackle a broad range of issues at both national and international levels within various industries. He is currently working on his own development project and opportunities relating to the creative industries with a strong focus on film and media development and production, on three economic zones in the US, Latin America, and Europe. It is designed to create a synergistic relationship between (but not limited to) the creative industries, high-tech information and communications technology (ICT), and education.
SABIFF 2023 TEAM
Dat Mayne DeeWayne Goodloe - Co-Programmer, A/V Support, Editor
Kameko Thomas Kym - Program Assistant
Mia Morris - Film Freeway Coordinator, Church Outreach
Patsy Whitfield - Awards Producer, Hotel Coordinator
McNair Brothers - Philip & Josh - Editors
Savannah Babino, SavvyB EVENTS Events Mgmt
Starr Winchester - Grant Committee, Festival Trainee
Saron Yigaalem - TikTok
Ada M. Babineaux Kay Shaw
Barbara Felix Kim Jordon Patsy Whitfield
Bridgett Scarborough James Babineaux Mia Morris
Clare M. Babino JC Williams Sara Ikpatts
Debra Leno Michael Stallworth S. Torriano Berry
Dee Wayne Goodlow Michelle J. Hudson Starr Wichester
Karen Babino Monica Freeman
*Permanent Acknowledgement & Special Thanks to: #SUPERLIVESTREAMS the original creators of www.sabiff.tv (2020)
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SPOTLIGHT: Rakibul Mawla