Montreal International Black Film Festival goes online Sept. 23- Oct. 4

By Stephen Weir

Fabienne Colas

The  annual Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) will be held  online from September 23 to October 4.

For 16 years,  the MIBFF has presented films from all over the world, providing a platform to thousands of Black artists who otherwise would not have been seen or heard.

The  MIDFF usually alternates  yearly between Montreal and Toronto. The Toronto Festival  is scheduled to be held next February.  This is the first year that Toronto audiences will be able to take in the Montreal movie fete.

Elijah Yasinosman with his dad.

The Festival  opens on Wednesday, September 23 at 7 P.M. with a Canadian film, Sergio Navarretta’s The Cuban starring Louis Gossett Jr. Then from 11P.M. 120 uncut films from 30 countries, will be available online.

There will be movies from Jamaica, Cuba, Colombia, the United States and Canada.  There will also be films from Africa and the United Kingdom. Foreign movies  will be shown with English subtitles.

This year’s festival will close with Sonia Lowman’s Black Boys, produced by NFL New Orleans Saints’ safety Malcolm Jenkins.

Film information in English and French and All Access Passes (giving access to the whole film selection ONLINE – are available at the Festival’s website.

Christopher “Dudus” Cokeposter