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Call for Black Artists: Black Brilliance 2.0 (Reel Youth, online)


We stand in solidarity with the call for Black liberation. In light of recent movements to address police brutality and anti-Black racism across the world, we’ve been looking at how to do our part.

Building on the success of our first Black Brilliance program, BLACK BRILLIANCE 2.0 is a 6-day online filmmaking workshop for young Black artists! Participants will create an original film, with the mentorship and support of professional Black artists and youth workers.

This program is a Black space for youth of African descent and no previous experience is necessary!


In this FREE program, you will:                                                                                  

          • Learn how to plan, shoot, and edit a short film, all from home
          • Create art in an all-Black space
          • Receive a FREE 6-month software license for Adobe Premiere Rush
          • Receive a $100 honourarium
          • Work creatively with a group of peers
          • Have a ridiculous amount of fun!

You are:

          • Of African descent
          • Excited about filmmaking and interested in using film for social change
          • Curious to try a new model of collaborative, pandemic-era filmmaking
          • Between the ages of 15 and 30
          • Available for ALL 6 program sessions listed below
          • Able to access a computer or laptop that can run Zoom (details) and Adobe Premiere Rush (details).

This will be an all-Black space. We welcome any level of experience, and youth who are female-identified, LGBTQ2S+ or who have disabilities or face systemic and structural barriers are highly encouraged to apply and will be prioritized.

Up to 20 young people will be chosen to participate in this project. Your films will be featured at a virtual gala after the program, submitted to the Reel Youth Film Festival, and distributed on Telus Video-on-Demand,  YouTube, social media and the Reel Youth website.”

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Reel Youth

9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival (Dec 3-10)

“What does it mean to give a sh*t? It means you’re fired up. It means you’re angry. But most importantly, it means you care. To give a sh*t means you won’t stand by while human rights abuses continue locally and around the globe. You want to learn more. You want to do something.—You can do something.

From December 3 – 10, join us for a week of social justice focused art, film, workshops, and more. Learn about important issues. Connect with the HRFF+ community. Join the conversation. Together, we can create a better future for everyone.

This December, join us for the 9th Annual Human Rights Film Festival.
Show up. Give a sh*t.

About JAYU

JAYU is a registered Canadian charity and a leader in the space where the arts and human rights intersect.

We believe strongly that the arts provide the strongest platform to share human rights stories. The arts can be used to educate, to build empathy, to heal, to forge community and to inspire the kinds of conversations necessary to reimagine a more just and equitable world.”

For more information, please visit:

-from JAYU

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival & Reel Ideas Symposium

“The Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival® is a unique showcase of contemporary Asian cinema and work from the Asian diaspora. Works include films and videos by East, South and Southeast Asian artists in Canada, the U.S., Asia and all over the world. As Canada’s largest Asian film festival, Reel Asian® provides a public forum for Asian media artists and their work, and fuels the growing appreciation for Asian cinema in Canada.

Reel Asian offers exciting live events where you can engage with filmmakers, artists, and other audience members in real-time. We have Q&As, artist talks, panels, and special events every day of the festival! Click below to see each day at a glance, and open up further details about each event to help you plan your watching windows and make the most out of your festival experience.

The Reel Ideas Symposium – On World-Building responds to a growing momentum of digitization initiatives and strategies through dialogue with artists, community organizers and industry professionals. These sessions gather visions of radical world-building that mobilize, engage and strengthen creative communities, to usher in better presents and futures.”

For more information, please visit:

-from Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

Reel Youth Film Festival Online Premiere

“For the first time everthe Reel Youth Film Festival is premiering online! We are so excited to be able to invite our international youth filmmakers, international youth jury, and any one else who missed the Vancouver International Film Festival premiere to join us!

The Reel Youth Film Festival pulls together an insightful, diverse, compelling and humorous collection of short films from across the globe – all made by youth. Chosen by an international youth selection panel from over 1300 submissions and almost 100 countries around the world, this collection will show you the world through the eyes of an incredibly gifted emerging group of filmmakers. Whether it’s a Black woman’s story of attending a predominantly white college, a young man with autism enduring a bus ride, or stories of youth around the world adapting to COVID, laughter and learning are guaranteed at the Reel Youth Film Festival.

Saturday Nov. 7 at 5pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)”

For more information, please visit:

-from Reel Youth

Silver Scenes Film Festival (Nov 5-7)

“The festival, aimed at a multi-generational audience, will take place between November 5th November 7th, and is free!

The films reveal a deep intuitive understanding of the older person.

The impetus for this festival is concern about the serious problems faced by our elderly population which is increasing in age and numbers. Could the strongly embedded ageism in our culture have contributed to the neglect of our elders in long term care facilities?

A small group of volunteers has come together, in record time, to plan and program the first Silver Screens film festival.

Please visit for more details and to register for free programming.”

-from Silver Scenes Film Festival

Appel de projets : Le studio virtuel / Call for Projects: Virtual Studio (Wapikoni mobile)

“Le studio virtuel accueille une nouvelle cohorte!

Si tu es un.e membre des Premières Nations, Inuit ou Métis, une personne créative, que tu as déjà fait un film et que tu as envie de faire un autre projet artistique, participe à la nouvelle cohorte!
Peu importe ton âge, tu peux y participer!

Le studio virtuel, c’est un espace en ligne pour dĂ©velopper et rĂ©aliser tes idĂ©es ! En solo ou en Ă©quipe ? Court mĂ©trage, balado, projet photo, capsule journalistique?… tout type de projet est possible! Nos cinĂ©astes-accompagnateur.trices et intervenant.e.s sont lĂ  pour t’appuyer.

Les prochaines cohortes
✨ 9 novembre au 11 dĂ©cembre 2020
✨ Janvier – FĂ©vrier 2021 (dates Ă  confirmer)

Pour participer:

  • Remplis le formulaire :
  • Avoir accès Ă  Internet, Ă  un ordinateur, Ă  une camĂ©ra et/ou un tĂ©lĂ©phone intelligent (si le projet nĂ©cessite des images)
  • S’engager pour un minimum de 6 heures par semaine pour la durĂ©e totale du projet (5 semaines)

Inscris-toi au plus tard le 18 octobre Ă  23h59.
Des questions? Écris-nous à studiovirtuel[@]

The virtual studio is back and ready to welcome a new cohort.

If you are a First Nations, Inuit or Metis, a creative person, have already made a film and can’t wait to do another artistic project, then the virtual studio is for you! No matter your age!

The virtual studio is an online space to create and realize your ideas! Short film, podcast, photography project, journalistic capsule?… any type of project is possible! Individual or collective project? No worries! Our filmmaker-mentors and outreach workers are here to guide you.

The next cohorts:
✨November 9 – December 11 2020
✨ January – February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

To participate:

  • Fill out the form:
  • Have Internet access
  • Have access to a laptop, a camera and/or smartphone (if to project involves images)
  • Be available at least 6 hrs per week for the duration of the project (5 weeks)

Sign up before July 19 at 11:59 P.M.
Questions? Write to us at studiovirtuel[@]”

-from Wapikoni mobile

Call for Entries: 18th Annual Regent Park Film Festival’s Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition

“The Regent Park Film Festival (RPFF) is inviting up-and-coming filmmakers to submit their short films and project proposals for our Closing Night event, the Emerging Directors Spotlight and Pitch Competition!

Part showcase and pitch event, this exciting platform highlights the best of Canada’s emerging talent, who then pitch their next project to a jury of industry experts. 

This year, there will be two categories, SCRIPTED and UNSCRIPTED. One winner in each category will receive a development deal from CBC* and $1000 from RBC. 

If you wish to be considered in both the SCRIPTED and the UNSCRIPTED categories, you must complete a separate application form and pitch for each. You will be a finalist in only one category.

The Emerging Directors’ Spotlight and Pitch Competition is free to enter, open to all ages and directors, producers and creators of all genres and styles. 

We highly encourage submissions by filmmakers from marginalized communities (Black, Indigenous, Person of Colour, Person with Disabilities, LGBTQSAA+, Women) and films that feature these communities.

*Development at CBC

For more information and to apply, please visit:

-from Regent Park Film Festival

Age is More Virtual Film Program (Reel Youth)

“The Age is More Virtual Film Program was the first ever youth and seniors virtual film program. Young filmmakers from across Canada worked with seniors in Revera Retirement Residences to create a poem based on the impactful moments in their lives, and the seniors used iPads to record footage to accompany it.

These videos are a tribute to the ageless spirit of older Canadians, to life-long learning, and to building relationships between different generations.”

For more information and to view more films from the Age is More Virtual Film Program, please visit

-from Reel Youth

WapiStories : Courts métrages & discussions / Short Films and Q&A

“Le dernier vendredi du mois implique nouvel Ă©pisode de notre sĂ©rie WapiStories 

DĂ©couvrez une programmation spĂ©ciale sur la chasse et la cuisine automnale concoctĂ©e par Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, cinĂ©aste, modĂ©ratrice mais aussi Responsable Ă  la mobilisation et Ă  l’impact collectif au Wapikoni !

Ce sera aussi l’occasion d’Ă©changer et de discuter avec Eve Ringuette, cinĂ©aste Innu et membre elle aussi du collectif Wapikoni !

Joignez-vous Ă  nous EN DIRECT!

QUAND: Vendredi 25 septembre Ă  19h
OĂ™: EN DIRECT sur notre page Facebook

Que sont les WapiStories?
Il s’agit de la toute nouvelle sĂ©rie du Wapikoni, diffusĂ©e en ligne exclusivement sur Facebook !

Chaque mois, Ă  tour de rĂ´le, des membres et artistes du collectif Wapikoni prĂ©sentent une programmation spĂ©cialement concoctĂ©e par eux sur des thèmes et des sujets qui les inspirent ! Cette programmation est suivie d’échanges et de discussions avec un.e invitĂ©.e du collectif. DĂ©couvrez une variĂ©tĂ© d’œuvres et de contenus crĂ©Ă©e par des membres des Premières Nations, Inuit et MĂ©tis. ReflĂ©tant leur regard, leur histoire, leurs cultures et leurs traditions, cette programmation mettre en lumière une sensibilitĂ© artistique unique ! Soyez aux premières loges d’histoires captivantes, de parcours inspirants et d’échanges stimulants… Suivez les WapiStories tout au long de l’annĂ©e !

* * Les WapiStories favorisent la souverainetĂ© narrative, une valeur centrale du Wapikoni. L’objectif est de continuer Ă  faire connaĂ®tre les Ĺ“uvres et les talents autochtones tout en contribuant Ă  leur rayonnement. Les WapiStories se rĂ©fèrent au storytelling et cherchent, d’une certaine façon, Ă  rendre hommage aux traditions orales.

The last Friday of the month means it’s time for or a new WapiStories episode 

Discover a special program on hunting and fall coocking curated by Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush, filmmaker, moderator but also Mobilization and Collective Impact Manager at Wapikoni!

A Q&A will follow with Eve Ringuette, Innu filmmaker and member of the Wapikoni collective as well. Join us LIVE!

WHEN: Friday, September 25th at 7pm
WHERE: LIVE on our Facebook page

What are WapiStories?
It’s the brand new Wapikoni series, broadcasted online exclusively on Facebook!

Each month, in turn, members and artists of the Wapikoni collective present a program specially concocted by them on themes and topics that inspire them! This programming is followed by exchanges and discussions with a guest of the collective. Discover a variety of works and content created by First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis members. Reflecting their outlook, history, cultures and traditions, this programming highlights a unique artistic sensibility! Get a front-row seat to captivating stories, inspiring journeys and stimulating exchanges! Follow the WapiStories throughout the year!

* * WapiStories promote narrative sovereignty, a core value of Wapikoni. The goal is to continue to showcase Indigenous works and talents while contributing to their outreach. WapiStories refers to storytelling and seeks, in a way, to pay tribute to oral traditions.”

For more information, please visit WapiStories’ event page

-from Wapikoni mobile

Montreal International Black Film Festival / Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (Sept 23 – Oct 4)

“Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), has unveiled the programming for its 16th edition. The MIBFF returns for a meaningful 16th edition that promises to inspire through a strong, diverse, and bold programming, available entirely ONLINE across Canada and around the World, which highlights important topics such as the Environment, Immigration, Music, Human Rights, Women’s Rights, Systemic Racism, LGBTQ identity and Black Lives Matter.

The Festival will open on Wednesday, September 23 at 7PM with a Canadian film, Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban starring Louis Gossett Jr. Then at 11PM, 120 uncut films from 30 countries, will be available ONLINE until October 4. This year’s edition will close with Sonia Lowman’s Black Boys, produced by NFL New Orleans Saints’ safety Malcolm Jenkins. All Access Passes – giving access to the whole film selection ONLINE – are available for purchase for a special price of $49 at the Festival’s website.

‘The mission of the Montreal International Black Film Festival has always been to foster diversity off and on screen while opening our eyes to Black realities through rich and daring films from around the globe. This historic 2020 Online edition highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world. We feel privileged to be able to amplify the voices of more Black Filmmakers at such an important time in our history.’ Said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the MIBFF


The MIBFF BLACK MARKET space dedicated to the cinema industry with some powerful & FREE panel discussions:

  • Racebending in Film and Television: How do we Change and Overcome this Practice?
  • Black Stories Matter: How to Get More Authentic Black Stories Produced on Film & TV?
  • Show me the Money? How can Black Creators and Producers Access Funding Equitably?
  • Black Women Behind the Lens: Overcoming Industry Obstacles and Getting their Films Produced.
  • Meet the Filmmakers: Meet several Filmmakers of this year’s festival, in this interactive and informative panel.

Co-presented by Téléfilm Canada and Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

The MIBFF IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD – presented by Desjardins – which this year will give youth FREE access to a movie discussion on September 25 at 7PM at the Cultural and Community House in Montreal North. The evening will open with the short Mahalia Melts in The Rain by Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Emilie Mannering followed by the mid-length documentary Briser le Code by Nicolas Houde Sauvé. A Q&A discussion with Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Fabrice Vil – moderated by Nadège St-Philippe, will follow the screenings.

The MIBFF KIDS PROGRAM which will inspire children through the discovery of Black stories.

A movie-discussion celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Haitian film ANITA directed by Rassoul Labuchin, starring TiCorn, Chantal Guerrier and Magalie Marcelin – will be presented FREE online.

Also introducing this year, the PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD! Every MIBFF All Access Pass holder will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite films on the Festival’s online streaming platform in the following categories: Narrative Features, Feature Documentaries, Mid-Length Documentaries, Narrative Short Films, Documentary Short Films. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 5.

The 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, will be presented by Quebecor in collaboration with Desjardins from September 23 to October 4, 2020.

To learn more, please visit:

“Le plus grand festival de films black au Canada, le Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (FIFBM) a dĂ©voilĂ© la programmation de sa 16e Ă©dition. Le FIFBM revient pour une 16e Ă©dition significative qui promet d’inspirer grâce Ă  une programmation forte, diversifiĂ©e et audacieuse, entièrement disponible EN LIGNE Ă  travers le Canada et dans le monde entier. Cette Ă©dition met en lumière des sujets importants tels que l’environnement, l’immigration, la musique, les droits humains, les droits des femmes, le racisme systĂ©mique, l’identitĂ© LGBTQ et le Black Lives Matter.

Le Festival débutera mercredi le 23 septembre à 19h avec le film canadien Le Cubain (The Cuban) de Sergio Navarretta et mettant en vedette Louis Gossett Jr. Ensuite, dès le 24 septembre 120 films provenant de 30 pays seront disponibles EN LIGNE jusqu’au 4 octobre. L’édition de cette année se clôturera avec le documentaire Black Boys de Sonia Lowman et produit par Malcom Jenkins, défenseur pour les Saints de la Nouvelles-Orléans, dans la NFL. La Passe Tout Accès du FIFBM, donnant accès à tous les films de la programmation, est disponible dès maintenant au coût spécial de 49$ sur le site web du Festival.

« La mission du Festival International du Film Black de Montréal a toujours été de favoriser la diversité devant et derrière la caméra, tout en nous ouvrant les yeux sur les réalités noires à travers des films riches et audacieux des quatre coins du globe. Cette édition historique virtuelle du FIFBM 2020 met l’accent sur des réalités qui ont bousculé les conventions, marqué notre temps et changé notre façon de voir le monde. Nous nous sentons privilégiés de pouvoir amplifier la voix de plus de cinéastes noirs à un moment aussi important de notre histoire », a déclaré Fabienne Colas, présidente et fondatrice du FIFBM.


L’espace BLACK MARKET du FIFBM dédié à l’industrie du cinéma avec des tables rondes puissantes et GRATUITES:

  • « Racebending » dans le cinĂ©ma et la tĂ©lĂ©vision: Comment changer et surmonter cette pratique?
  • Black Stories Matter (Les Histoires noires comptent) : Comment obtenir plus d’histoires noires authentiques produites au cinĂ©ma et Ă  la tĂ©lĂ©vision?
  • OĂą est l’argent? Comment les crĂ©ateurs et producteurs noirs peuvent-ils accĂ©der Ă©quitablement au financement?
  • Les femmes noires derrière la camĂ©ra: Surmonter les obstacles de l’industrie et produire leurs films.
  • Rencontrez les cinĂ©astes: Rencontrez plusieurs cinĂ©astes du festival de cette annĂ©e, dans ce panel interactif et informatif.

Co-présenté par Téléfilm Canada et le Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

Le FIFBM DANS LES QUARTIERS – présenté par Desjardins – permettra à des jeunes d’avoir accès GRATUITEMENT à une ciné-causerie le 25 septembre à 19h à la Maison Culturelle et Communautaire de Montréal-Nord. La soirée s’ouvrira avec le court-métrage Mahalia Melts in The Rain de Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Emilie Mannering suivi du moyen-métrage documentaire Briser le Code de Nicolas Houde Sauvé. Une discussion avec Carmine Pierre-Dufour et Fabrice Vil – modérée par Nadège St-Philippe, suivra les projections.

Le PROGRAMME JEUNESSE DU FIFBM qui inspirera les enfants à travers la découverte de films sur les réalités noires.

La célébration du 40e anniversaire du film haïtien ANITA réalisé par Rassoul Labuchin qui met en vedette TiCorn, Chantal Guerrier et Magalie Marcelin – suivi d’une discussion avec l’équipe du film.

Autre nouveauté cette année, le PRIX CHOIX DU PUBLIC! Chaque détenteur d’une Passe Tout Accès du FIFBM aura la possibilité de voter pour ses films préférés sur la plateforme de visionnement en ligne du Festival dans les catégories suivantes: Longs-métrages de fiction, Longs-métrages Documentaires, Moyens-métrages documentaires, Courts-métrages de fiction, Courts-métrages documentaires. Les gagnants seront annoncés le lundi 5 octobre.

Le 16e Festival International du Film Black de MontrĂ©al (FIFBM), crĂ©Ă© par la Fondation Fabienne Colas, prĂ©sentĂ© par QuĂ©becor en collaboration avec Desjardins, se tiendra du 23 septembre au 4 octobre 2020.”

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source : Festival International du Film Black de Montréal