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Accepting Applications until April 18, 2021 in: Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa
Canada’s largest Mentorship & Training Program for Black Filmmakers
Part of the Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth and Diversity Program, Being Black in Canada was created to make up for the blatant lack of Black People in front and behind the camera in Canada. It gives a voice and a platform to creators who would not otherwise be seen or heard. In 2020, the program enabled 20 young Black Filmmakers (from Montreal, Toronto & Halifax), to create 20 shorts docs which will tour festivals and be broadcast on National Television
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TRAILER OF THE 2019 ALUMNI FILMS
Being Black in Canada represents Canada’s largest mentorship, training, and creation program to be entirely dedicated to Black filmmakers. This important initiative, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth and Diversity Program, aims to train, mentor and empower the next generation of Black Filmmakers in Cinema and Television.
In 2019, the program enabled 15 young Black Filmmakers (from Montreal, Toronto & Halifax), aged 18 to 30, to create 15 documentary shorts of approximately 10 minutes each. The 15 films have been presented at the Montreal International Black Film Festival, the Toronto Black Film Festival, the Halifax Black Film Festival and others. Then, the 2019 films will be screened on CBC (Toronto & Halifax), Tele-Quebec (Montreal), TFO (Toronto).
BEING BLACK IN TORONTO NOMINATED AT CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS:BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY SERIESPART OF FABIENNE COLAS FOUNDATION’S BEING BLACK IN CANADA PROGRAM - Produced by Zaza Production CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR 2021 BEING BLACK IN CANDA IS OPEN...read more
Launch of the Fabienne Colas Foundation Being Black in Canada podcastWe are proud to present The Fabienne Colas Foundation's BEING BLACK IN CANADA Podcast Series, Powered by Telefilm Canada.This 4-episode series will be presented as part of Black History...read more
NATIONAL commits to the Fabienne Colas Foundation to make Black communities talents shine in CanadaMontreal, February 8, 2021. —NATIONAL Public Relations commits to the Fabienne Colas Foundation to support and promote a dozen events and initiatives...read more
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Fabienne Colas Foundation’s BEING BLACK IN CANADA Presented by Netflix in collaboration with the National Bank Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa
CALL FOR APPLICATIONSFabienne Colas Foundation’s BEING BLACK IN CANADAPresented by Netflix in collaboration with the National Bank Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Calgary, Vancouver, OttawaThe Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada program –...read more
The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s BEING BLACK IN CANADA Program, presented by NETFLIX, in collaboration with the NATIONAL BANK, unveils its 2020 PARTICIPANTS
The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s BEING BLACK IN CANADA Program, presented by NETFLIX, in collaboration with the NATIONAL BANK, unveils its 2020 PARTICIPANTS Montreal, December 15, 2020 – We are proud to announce the 20 new participants of...read more
TELEFILM CANADA JOINS NETFLIX, THE NATIONAL BANK AND CANADA MEDIA FUND AS A MAJOR PARTNER OF THE FCF’S BEING BLACK IN CANADA PROGRAM
Telefilm Canada joins Netflix, the National Bank and Canada Media Fund as a major partner of the FCF’s Being Black in Canada program www.BeingBlackInCanada.com Montreal, October 20, 2020 - The Fabienne Colas Foundation is proud to announce Telefilm Canada as a major...read more