Created by the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF)
August 1 – 4, 2019 | www.HalifaxBlackFilm.com
Halifax, July 15th. The Halifax Black Film Festival announces the inaugural Halifax Black Summer Festival which will run from August 1 – 4, 2019!
After three successful editions of The Halifax Black Film Festival, HBFF, we are thrilled to expand and celebrate ALL Black Culture in Nova Scotia through all disciplines with the new Halifax Black Summer Festival. – Said Fabienne Colas, HBFF President and Founder.
The inaugural Halifax Black Summer Film Festival (HBSF) is a 4 day multi disciplinary festival featuring a free movie screening at the Viola Desmond Outdoor Movie Theater in collaboration with Hope Blooms, a Networking Launch in collaboration with Halifax Central Library, a s full day of Music at an Outdoor Celebration on the Halifax Waterfront featuring some of the provinces top black musicians including Reeny Smith and Jeremiah Sparks in collaboration with The Halifax Buskers Festival , and a DJ’d Closing Night with a DJ at the Stubborn Goat.
Supported by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and Global News, the inaugural Halifax Black Summer Festival brings an event that moves us one step closer to making Halifax The Diversity Capitol of Canada!
Dedicated to providing audiences with new ways of looking at the world, the Halifax Black Summer Festival further promotes the message of DISCOVERY & DIVERSITY! We are continuing to influence the way people see the world. Coming together through art allows people of all cultural communities to better understand one another. We are changing our world, one story and one song at a time.
We welcome all Nova Scotians to come celebrate Black Culture in Halifax!
“The Fabienne Colas Foundation has done fantastic work to showcase the wealth of diverse talent that we have in Nova Scotia and across Canada, it’s wonderful to see their efforts continue to grow for the benefit of our city,” said Rhonda Brown, Station Manager & News Director, Global Halifax. “Global News is thrilled to continue to be a partner with the Halifax Black Film Festival and now the first-ever Halifax Black Summer Festival.”
“The Halifax Buskers Festival is proud to be collaborating with The Halifax Black Summer Festival to showcase diversity at the Nova Scotia Marquee Music Stage,” says Kim Hendrickson, President of Premiere Entertainment Group.
All events are FREE and open to the public!
Source: Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF)
For more information, interviews, and promotional material:
Festival Coordinator HBFF / HBSS
**The Fabienne Cola Foundation (FCF) is a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to advance education in the arts as well as to support the creation, production, promotions and dissemination of cinema the arts and culture in Canada and elsewhere. The FCF is a forum for discussing the major artistic, cultural, social and socio-economic issues currently facing us. The FCF is creator of the Montreal International Black Film Festival – Canada’s largest Black Film Festival, the hugely successful Toronto Black Film Festival, the Halifax Black Film Festival, along with many other festivals including the upcoming Haiti en Folie Festival in Montreal and New York City. www.FondationFabienneColas.org