Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Call for submissions: MIBFF's Youth & Diversity program

For the 10th anniversary of the Montreal International Black Film Festival being held from September 23 to 28, 2014, the Fabienne Colas Foundation is launching a call for applications for its brand new program "Youth and Diversity".

This program offers professional mentorship in the audiovisual production of a short film to 10 young and promising filmmakers from the Black Communities. They will be guided through the many steps in audiovisual production (screenwriting, directing, editing, post-production, etc.), and will create a documentary short (maximum 5 minutes). This process will be carried out under the professional tutelage of an industry professional with professional equipment. Their final work will be screened at a special event of the 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival.

For this first year, the Program will run with the theme of "Being Black in Montreal." Filmmakers will address the issue of social integration of people from black communities in Montreal through film.

The program addresses young Montrealers between 18 and 25, who are from black communities and have a passion for cinema. Potential candidates have a dream to work in the audiovisual field but have not yet had the opportunity, due to social, economic and/or cultural reasons. The deadline for submission is May 11, 2014 through www.montrealblackfilm.com.

This new program is created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation in collaboration with INIS (Institut de l'Image et du Son) and Groupe Pimiento, with Henri Pardo as the artistic director and with the support of several community organizations.

About the Montreal International Black Film Festival - MIBFFThe Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture both nationally and internationally. The MIBFF is Canada's biggest black film festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of Black people from around the world. It gives Black people the opportunity to reconnect with their culture and others, a chance to discover a dynamic and emerging cinema. A blooming cinema that does not necessarily have the opportunity to grace the big screen, ground-breaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise. A fresh new look at Black films from the 4 corners of the globe!

For more information and to participate visit www.montrealblackfilm.com

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