TORONTO – The 6th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, announces the official program and events lineup running February 14 – 19, 2018. #TBFF18, Canada’s largest celebration of Black History Month through films and more, is back stronger than ever with over 60 films from 20 countries. 5 World Premieres, 2 International Premieres, 2 North-American premieres, 21 Canadian Premieres and various Ontario Premieres are from South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Germany, France, Saudi Arabia, Kenya, Denmark, Barbados, Haiti, Brazil, Congo, UK, Canada, U.S.A. and more.
Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the Toronto black Film Festival promotes diversity off and on screen and gives minorities a voice. Part of TD’s 2018 Black History Month Series, #TBFF18 will kick off with Nancy Buirski‘s THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR as a Canadian Premiere at Isabel Bader Theatre and will close with South African film and Ontario Premiere KALUSHI: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu by Mandla Dube. This year’s festival also showcases the TBFF Black Market which includes a Panel Discussion with Filmmakers, a Masterclass with film producers, as well as a Tribute and Workshop with Emmy-winning Casting Director Robi Reed (BET). A Movie-Talk with the main cast of the film Service to Man, by Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch – including Greenleaf star Lamman Rucker; Movie-Talks with Jazz Legend Oliver Jones and award-winning actor Adrian Holmes (19-2), after parties, late night live performances, exotic food and storytelling for kids, will also be part of #TBFF18.
#TBFF18 is thrilled to introduce the 1st TBFF Kids Film Festival on Family Day (Feb. 19) – presented by TD – which will open with the animated feature BILAL: A New Breed of Hero by Ayman Jamal, Khurram H. Alavi (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia).
The 6th annual Toronto Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is co-presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News – from February 14 to 19, 2018 – At Isabel Bader Theatre, Carlton Cinema, Jackman Hall (AGO) and Kiza Lounge.
For full #TBFF18 line-up, visit www.TorontoBlackFilm.com
About the Toronto Black Film Festival, TBFF
Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF provides an opportunity for filmmakers from all ethnic backgrounds to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences. Along with its sister festivals, the Montreal Black Film Festival (in its 14th year) and the new Halifax Black Film Festival, TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways.