The Fabienne Colas Foundation is searching for a Program Coordinator for their Being Black in Canada (BBIC) program, the largest filmmaking training, mentorship, and creation program in Canada exclusively for emerging Black filmmakers.


The Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF) is a non-profit arts organization. FCF’s mission is to advance arts education and to support the creation, production, promotion, and distribution of film, arts, and culture throughout Canada and abroad. The FCF organizes the Youth and Diversity program Being Black in Canada, as well as nine annual arts and cultural festivals: Montreal International Black Film Festival, Toronto Black Film Festival, Haiti en Folie Festival in Montreal & New York City, Fade to Black Festival in Montreal, Quebec Film Festival in Haiti, Halifax Black Film Festival, and the Halifax Black Summer Festival. The FCF positions itself as a space for discussion of the major current artistic, cultural, social, and social-economic issues of our time. For more details, please visit:


Participants are given technical training from industry professionals while they develop, shoot, and post-produce a short 10-minute documentary, receiving mentorship and the opportunity to build industry connections throughout the process. The participants then travel to three FCF Black film festivals in Canada to premiere their documentaries. BBIC currently takes place in Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax, and will have 35 participants in 2020. Over the next two years, the program will expand to include Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver, for a total of 70 participants per year, as well as an Alumni Program for past participants

Closing Date: August 15, 2020

Anticipated Start Date: August 2020


  • Create structures and SOP’s for the program nationally, as well as for each location (Toronto, Montreal, Halifax)
  • Liaise with existing program partners to strategically implement and expand programming with the FCF team
  • Program planning and scheduling, nationally and locally
  • Recruit industry professionals, program facilitators, coordinator(s) and others in each city
  • Maintain relationships with existing program sponsors and partners, and ensure all contractual obligations are met
  • Collaborate with the FCF team to develop and coordinate the Alumni program
  • Liaise with alumni filmmakers regarding programming for BBIC
  • Work with industry professionals in each city to get community support
  • Approve and supervise the pre- and post-production teams in each location
  • Ensure programs are on budget
  • In conjunction with the Montreal, Toronto, and Halifax film festival teams, plan the national BBIC festival tour of the participants
  • Other duties to be determined that are required for the program to advance smoothly, effectively, and successfully
  • Quality assurance of projects contracted with Being Black in Canada, including graphic artists, printers, translators, editors, etc.
  • Assist other coordinators of the various departments with all related tasks
  • Must be available to occasionally travel to cohort cities throughout the year. 


  • Event management
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Resourcefulness and the ability to deal with the unexpected
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and facilitate decision-making
  • Strong organizational, communication, and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrable proficiency of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Know how to work with social platforms e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Youtube, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Interest in the arts, particularly films and filmmaking
  • Key personality traits included versatility, rigor, autonomy, dynamism, team spirit, initiative, motivation


Location: Remote

Hours: Full-time

Contract: To start immediately (August 2020


All interested candidates should submit their CV before August 15, 2020. Submit your CV and cover letter as a single document by emailing to: with the subject line: “Application for Program Coordinator of Being Black In Canada.” We cannot guarantee your application will be considered if the requested subject line is not use

Please forward your CV with a cover letter answering these questions:

  • Why are you an excellent candidate for this position and how would you be an asset to the organization?
  • What is the greatest achievement of your career?
  • What are the strengths that make you the best candidate for this job?
  • Where did you find out about this job-opening?

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.