Last year, with several World and Canadian premieres, the MIBFF paid a tribute to writer and director Dany LaferriÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¨re and welcomed for the first time, the Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, from the popular American TV series Heroes!
The tradition goes on with this 6th ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â©dition
This 6th MIBFF will run for 12 days in Montreal (Sept 22 ÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ã‚Â¬Ãƒâ€¦Ã¢â‚¬Å“ Oct 3, 2010). The Festival will present a very rich and diverse program, and several thousand movie-goers are expected to turn out. Besides movie screenings, we are also planning many different types of activities, including workshops, debates, exhibitions and symposiums. Several sensational guests will also come celebrate with us.
So the tradition goes on with this popular and colorful event that brings people together and provides an opportunity for new encounters and new discoveries, for sharing, interculturalism and entertainment.
Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture both nationally and internationally, the Montreal International Black Film Festival promotes independent authorsÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¬ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…Â¾Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¢ films and seeks to inspire people from all walks of life. It encourages quality independent cinema and provides an opportunity for industry professionals from here and abroad to meet. The goal of the festival is also to continue to diversify the cultural and cinematographic offering in Quebec!
The MIBFF raises public awareness. 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, groundbreaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise.