Storm Saulter’s SPRINTER
to open 4th Edition Halifax Black Film Festival
#HBFF20 – MARKS AFRICAN HERITAGE MONTH WITH
DIVERSE AND MEANINGFUL PROGRAMMING, FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 1, 2020
All Access Passes & Tickets are on sale now at HalifaxBlackFilm.com
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The 4th annual Halifax Black Film Festival (#HBFF20) announces the official program and event lineup running February 28 – March 1, 2020 as part of TD’s 2020 Black History Month Series. #HBFF20 will kick off with Storm Saulter’s Sprinter at Park Lane Cineplex and will close with Bernard Atta’s Restless– both films as Atlantic Canadian Premieres.
This year’s festival showcases 28 films and brings back the HBFF Black Market and Community Program which include panel discussions and masterclasses. Festivalgoers can also look forward to a Youth Program. One of the highlight events 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 first short documentary films – produced through the program – as Atlantic Premieres.
“The HBFF is needed in Halifax now more than ever! We created the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) in order to showcase filmmakers who otherwise wouldn’t be seen or heard in Halifax. We are proud to be back with a great variety of films and events celebrating African Heritage Month in a meaningful way by going beyond ‘awareness’ with concrete ‘actions’ to foster the inclusion of diversity off and on camera! The HBFF is more than ever looking to the future by empowering the next generation of black filmmakers.” Said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the Halifax Black Film Festival.
“Through the TD Ready Commitment, we are delighted to present the Halifax Black Film Festival as part of our 2020 Black History Month series. We are thrilled with this year’s amazing lineup of festival screenings that celebrate our diversities, amplify underrepresented voices, and help shape our country’s history for today and tomorrow.” Said Naki Osutei, Associate Vice President, Social Impact, TD Bank Group.
The 4th annual Halifax Black Film Festival, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News from February 28 to March 1, 2020.
For full #HBFF20 programming and events, visit: www.HalifaxBlackFilm.com
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