The Salvador Black Film Festival (SBFF), co-created by Giros Films and Zaza Production, is affiliated with the Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Canadian Black Film Festivals (the Montreal Intl Black Film Festival, the Toronto Black Film Festival, and the Halifax Black Film Festival). Dubbed the Queen of Festivals, Fabienne Colas has created and manages 8 festivals in Canada, the USA and Haiti since 2005 – which attract together tens of thousands of festivalgoers and international media coverage. She and her team have over two decades of festival experience and success nationally and internationally. This partnership between Zaza production and Giros Films will bring a uniquely experienced team on board to build and grow a successful festival while positioning Salvador de Bahia in the Festivals’ circuit.
Montreal International Black Film Festival – MIBFF
Created in 2005, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the world. It aims to offer the public the most spectacular productions in black cinema and debate the great cultural, social, and socio-economic issues facing society. The MIBFF goal is to promote the development of the independent film industry and showcase more films depicting black realities around the world. The festival seeks to prioritize local and international films that do not necessarily come under the spotlight, a new cinema that moves its audience and raises awareness – and a few eyebrows. In so doing, the MIBFF addresses issues and showcases art that makes you think and smile, provokes, bewilders, and shocks you – a new, fresh look at black cinema from all parts of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.com
Toronto Black Film Festival – TBFF
Created in 2013, the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) is Canada’s biggest celebration of Black History Month through films and so much more. TBFF is dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the experiences of black people from a diversity of communities. Our mandate is to provide an opportunity for filmmakers from all ethnic backgrounds to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences. TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways. In connecting black films with diverse audiences, we recognize the differences that make us unique while celebrating the shared values that bring us together. www.TorontoBlackFilm.com
Halifax Black Film Festival – HBFF
Created in 2017, the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) is the 3rd black film festival in Canada created by the FCF. HBFF is dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the varied experiences of black people from diverse communities. Their mandate is to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences. www.HalifaxBlackFilm.com