Canadian NewsFilm

Harriet Tubman’s biopic, Harriet, opens the 15th Montreal Intl Black Film Festival + 90 films from 25 countries

MIBFF celebrates a milestone year welcoming and paying tribute to:
Euzhan Palcy, Isaach De Bankolé, Jimmy Jean-Louis,
The Central Park Five’s Yusef Salaam & Kevin Richardson and Jean-Claude Lord

Canada’s biggest black film festival returns for a breathtaking 15th year that promises to inspire through a strong, diverse, and bold programming.

Full program and tickets:

The 15th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Quebecor, will be held from September 24 to 29, 2019

MONTREALSept. 17, 2019 Canada’s biggest black film festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), has unveiled the programming for its 15th year, which will be held from September 24 to 29, 2019.

MIBFF is honoured to open the festival with Harriet Tubman’s long awaited biopic, HARRIET. The film, directed by Kasi Lemmons and starring Tony-winning Broadway actor Cynthia Erivo, will be a Quebec Premiere at the Montreal International Black Film Festival following its world premiere at TIFF(Focus Features, Universal Canada)

This year the festival will pay tribute to Euzhan PalcyCésar winning director and the only Black woman filmmaker to have directed Marlon Brando, César winning actor Isaach De Bankolé, Haitian-American Hollywood star Jimmy Jean-Louisiconic Quebecois filmmaker Jean-Claude LordYusef Salaam & Kevin Richardson of the The Central Park Five whose story was told in Ava Duvernay‘s Emmy Award nominated Netflix series, When They See Us.

MIBFF Black Market returns with master classes, conferences and workshops where international filmmakers will share their knowledge and experiences of film creation, financing, production, distribution, the festival circuit, how to take the leap to Hollywood and more. Also returning for its second edition, the MIBFF Kids Program. One of the highlight events is an initiative from The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth & Diversity Program: Being Black in Canada. 15 emerging Canadian directors (18-30 years old), from black communities of MontrealToronto and Halifax, will screen their first short documentary films – produced through the program – as World Premieres. The 15th edition of MIBFF will close with Daryne Joshua’s, Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story which was South Africa’s selection for the 2019 Golden Globes, on Sept 297PM at Cinema du Musée.


Get Social: #MIBFF19 | Twitter: @filmblackmtl | Instagram: @montrealblackfilmfest

SOURCE Montreal International Black Film Festival

Related Links

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *