Fabienne Colas

Host and HBFF Founder

Award-winning actress, filmmaker, speaker and business owner, Fabienne Colas is the ‘Queen of Festivals’ who created and manages 7 festivals in Montreal, Toronto, New York City, Halifax and Port-au-Prince - including the Montreal International Black Film Festival, Canada’s largest black film festival and the very popular Toronto Black Film Festival. As chairman of the Fabienne Colas Foundation, she supports, awards grants and promotes independent films and artists who, otherwise, would not have been seen or heard. In 2015, Colas was awarded a Medal from Quebec’s National Assembly recognizing her leadership and contribution in the fight against racism and discrimination in Quebec. She is the CEO of Zaza Production and currently sits as a board member on the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary.