Toronto Black Film Festival - 8th Edition

From February 12, 2019 7:00 pm until February 17, 2020 5:00 pm
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The 8th annual Toronto Black Film Festival - #TBFF20 - marks Black History Month

with bold, diverse, innovative and meaningful programming from February 12 -17, 2020

All Access Passes & Tickets on sale now at TorontoBlackFilm.com

Toronto, ON (January 22, 2020) – The 8th annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, announces the official program and events lineup running February 12 - 17, 2020. The Toronto Black Film Festival is honoured to present Spike Lee, Cannes Film Festival’s first Black Jury President, with the TBFF Lifetime Acheivement Award during an intimate evening where festivalgoers get to hear the Academy Award winning director discuss his journey as a filmmaker as well as his views on today’s socio-economic environment.


#TBFF20 will present 9 World Premieres, 5 International Premieres, 1 North-American premiere, 20 Canadian Premieres and 19 Ontario Premieres. #TBFF20, Canada’s largest celebration of Black History Month through films and more, showcases over 75 films from 15 countries, including Jamaica, Germany, Brazil, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Canada, USA, Kenya, UK, Trinidad, Tobago, France, Namibia, Italy 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 2020 Black History Month Series, #TBFF20 will kick off with Maximilian Carlson’s PRINCESS OF THE ROW and will close with Bernard Attal’s RESTLESS. One of the highlight event is an initiative from The Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth & Diversity Program: Being Black in Canada. Fifteen emerging Canadian directors (18-30 years old), from black communities of Montreal, Toronto and Halifax, will screen their short documentary films produced through the program. This edition’s Centrepiece films include Angus Gibson’s BACK OF THE MOON and Paxton Winters’ PACIFIED. 

The TBFF Kids Film Festival will return on Family Day (Feb 17) and opens with the amazing feature Jaida Salmon’s WASH DAYTBFF is thrilled to be hosting a Movie-Talk with two-time NFL Super Bowl Champion, Malcolm Jenkins of the Philadelphia Eagles following the screening of the documentary feature, BLACK BOYS. Industry events will take place as part of TBFF Black Market which includes a Panel Discussion and Masterclass with filmmakers. Finally, Festival goers can cap off their day with the #TBFF20 late night live performances. 

The 8th annual Toronto Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News – from February 12 to 17, 2020 – At Isabel Bader Theatre, Carlton Cinema, Jackman Hall (AGO), Queen Elisabeth Theatre and Upper Deck by Fran’s. 

For full #TBFF20 programming and events, visit www.TorontoBlackFilm.com 

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About the Toronto Black Film Festival

Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, 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. Along with its sister festivals, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (now in its 15th year) and the Halifax Black Film Festival, 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.  

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