Launch of the Fabienne Colas Foundation Being Black in Canada podcast

We 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 Month, and the first episode is available now by clicking here


The first half of the FCF’s Being Black in Canada Podcast features interviews with the young filmmakers from Montreal, Toronto and Halifax who are part of The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada Program. In each exciting episode, young filmmakers will talk about their experiences in the program. How the Being Black in Canada Program has benefited them and what messages they hoped to convey through their film.


The second half feature, the public will be entitled to discussions in-depth conversations with some of the Canadian Film industry’s’ most influential and prestigious Black Creatives discussing their work, their accomplishments, their process and what advice they can give to emerging Black filmmakers. 


The guests of the 4 episodes are: 

  • Clement Virgo: Award-winning Filmmaker, Writer and Producer 
  • Cory Bowles: Multi-Disciplinary Artist and Filmmaker 
  • Carmine Pierre-Dufour: Film Director and Writer
  • Fabienne Colas: Actress, Filmmaker, Producer, and Business owner


The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada Program, presented by NETFLIX in collaboration with the National Bank  and supported by Telefilm Canada and Canada Media Fund, represents Canada’s largest mentorship, training, and creation program to be entirely dedicated to Black filmmakers. This important initiative aims to train, mentor and empower the next generation of Black Filmmakers in Cinema and Television.


About The Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF) 

The Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF) is a not-for-profit cultural organization dedicated to building bridges and advancing education through the arts as well as to support the creation, production, promotion and dissemination of cinema, the arts and culture in Canada and elsewhere. To fulfill its mission, the Foundation put together 9 festivals and programs, particularly Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada, to break barriers, celebrate diversity, foster togetherness, understanding and inclusion. Since its inception in 2005, its initiatives/festivals have showcased and supported over 3,000 artists and attracted over 2 million festivalgoers in Canada, the USA, Haiti and Brazil. The Foundation mostly promotes Black culture in Montréal, Toronto, Halifax, New York City et Salvador de Bahia (Brazil); and Quebec culture in Port-au-Prince.