MIBFF Kicks Off Today
(September 23, 2020 – Montréal, QC) Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), kicks off its 2020 schedule today with a film that’s been doing the festival rounds. Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban centres on two main characters, a young woman who has landed her first job in a nursing home, and an elderly Cuban musician named Luis. Through his memories and music her love of music is reignited and it changes her life forever. Like most other festivals, the MIBFF will also be a virtual festival and The Cuban will be available at 7:00pm.
The rest of the fest gets underway tomorrow, September 24, when a record of 120 films from 30 countries will be available online until October 4 when the festival closes with Sonia Lowman’s Black Boys, produced by NFL New Orleans Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins.
“This historic 2020 online edition highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world. We feel privileged to be able to amplify the voices of more Black Filmmakers at such an important time in our history,” said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of MIBFF.
Some films you might consider as “must see” include Back of the Moon, Binti, Lusala, The Last Tree, We are the Heat, Kenbe Fem, Mrs. F, T Gros, Land of Dry Bones and the closing film Black Boys.
Like all major film festival there are several Panels and Events including The MBIFF Black Market. It’s a space dedicated to the film industry with a number or free discussions, including Racebending in Film and Television, Black Stories Matter, Show me the Money, Black Women Behind the Lens and Meet the Filmmakers. The MBIFF Black Market is co-presented by Telefilm Canada and Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.
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