Montreal International Black Film Festival Introduces 1st Annual MIBFF Black Market

Montreal International Black Film Festival Introduces 1st Annual MIBFF Black Market

This year marks the Montreal International Black Film Festival’s 10th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the MIBFF introduces the 1st edition Black Market, an industry event featuring renowned figures within the Independent film world. This new annual event will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Wednesday September 24, 8:30AM-5:00PM at the cost of $95.

After a decade of hard work and commitment, the MIBFF has grown into the largest Black Film Festival in Canada. The participation and support from the audience and filmmaker alike has given this once little festival access to global opportunities which in turn will now be shared in the form of the MIBFF Black Market

Attendees will learn how to expand their network and knowledge by learning and sharing with the experts. Furthermore, it’s a chance for them to gain a competitive edge and rub elbows with international up-and coming filmmakers and entertainment professionals.

PANELS AND GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

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· Lisa Cortes (New York): Executive producer of the Academy-Award-and Sundance-winning film Precious, by Lee Daniels.

· John T. Trigonis (New York): Director, Author, Film and Video Manager at Indiegogo.

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· Idriss Eric Kanago (Québec): Eric films mainly in Africa but would opt for post-production in Europe, leading to a permanent co-production arrangement.

· Danielle Champoux (Québec):  Freelance producer and manager specializing in filming overseas, particularly in Africa.

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· Jean-François Méan (Québec): Méan is a documentary and short film scholar, writer and director.

· Frances-Anne Solomon (Ontario / Caribbean): Director, Distributor and CEO of Leda Serene Films.

Politically-Involved Cinema: Speaking the Truth?

The challenges faced in independent cinema and fi lms with taboo subject matter.

· Sudz Sutherland (Ontario): Screenwriter, Director and winner of Best First Canadian Feature Award at TIFF, three nominations for Genie Awards and eight Gemini Awards.

·  Maryse Legagneur (Québec): Director of several television news segments and her first feature length documentary.

·  Peres Owino (California): Writer, actress and award winning documentary director.

·  Jean-François Méan (Québec): Méan is a documentary and short film scholar, writer and director.

For more information, schedule and purchase visit: www.montrealblackfilm.com/blackmarket

The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival – created by Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Global Montreal – will take place from September 23 to 28, 2014.

The 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. As Canada’s biggest Black Film Festival, MIBFF’s mission is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to foster the creation of films on international black realities. The Festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema: cinema from both here and abroad that doesn’t always make it to the silver screen. We showcase ground-breaking cinema that both moves and shocks us, all while raising awareness. Join us for a fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.com

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