Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) launches its 2022 edition on Wednesday, celebrating its 10th anniversary and Dark History Month with an stellar lineup of Canadian talent, films and music that are world-renowned.
For the second year in a row, the festival is offered entirely online, allowing people to have screenings on the comfy couches at their leisure.
The festival, which runs from February 16 to 21, is host to 18 world premieres, 28 international premieres and 60 Canadian premieres.
Keke Palmer and Common’s Alice opens the festival on Wednesday night, following its acclaimed debut at the Sundance Film Festival.
Alice is the story of a woman enslaved in Antebellum South who escapes from her hideout plantation, only to discover she doesn’t live in the 1800s – rather, 1973. Based on a story that has In fact, the main character becomes the dammit when he reveals the secret of the plantation and frees her. family.
Film Festival closes on February 21 with Paul Tom documentary Alone – a film about three unaccompanied minors as they leave their homeland for the chance to have a better life in Canada.
This year’s event is dedicated to the late actor Sidney Poitier, and his achievements and contributions to the entertainment industry will be celebrated throughout the festival.
Ticket purchasers not only get access to all screenings, but also the chance to watch bonus events like Black market – a series of free board discussions with industry experts who will discuss today’s most important social and filmmaking issues.
Family Day, February 21, will see the return of Children’s Day TBFFwith family-friendly activities, including dance workshops, craft tutorials, storybooks, and kid-friendly yoga.
The festival will also have a Series of live performanceswith Black artists and musicians showcasing their talents on Facebook Live.
Thirty-five up-and-coming Black Canadian filmmakers from Canada’s biggest cities will also screen short films they’ve created while working with the Fabienne Colas Foundation. Being black in Canada programme.
The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) was founded in 2013 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting film, art and culture in Canada.
Last week, Fabienne Colas Foundation announced the launch of Festwave Institute to support underappreciated Black talent, in addition to mentoring and film festival programs. The fund is funded in part by Ottawa’s Ecosystem Fund, which was launched in 2020 to strengthen black entrepreneurship in various sectors.
The organization has also created Black film festivals in Montreal and Halifax, as well as the Fade to Black Film Festival and the Quebecois Film Festival in Haiti.
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