Craig Freimond’s BEYOND THE RIVER to open 3rd annual Halifax Black Film Festival + 13 Films and more!
#HBFF19 – MARKS AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH
DIVERSE AND MEANINGFUL PROGRAMMING, MARCH 1 – 3, 2019
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The 3rd annual Halifax Black Film Festival (#HBFF19) announces the official program and event lineup running March 1- 3, 2019 as part of TD’s 2019 Black History Month Series. #HBFF19 will kick off with Craig Freimond’s Beyond the River at Park Lane Cineplex and will close with Joyce Fitzpatrick’s and Brian Shackelford’s The Color of Medicine – both films as Atlantic Canadian Premieres.
This year’s festival showcases 13 films and brings back the HBFF Black Market and Community Program which include panel discussions and masterclasses. Also returning this year is the HBFF Youth Program where kids and youth celebrate African Heritage Month by being exposed to black stories through powerful films. Private free screenings of Ayman Jamal & Khurram H. Alavi’s Bilal: A New Breed of Hero will be offered to hundreds of kids. A special screening of Dennis Gansel’s Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver for the whole family will be held at Park Lane Cineplex.
Festival-goers can also look forward to Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Youth and Diversity Program, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, which offers professional mentorship to 5 emerging black filmmakers, 18 to 30 years old, in the production of a short documentary with the theme of “Being Black in Halifax.”
The 3rd annual Halifax Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News.
Full #HBFF19 programming and events HERE
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