By Stephen Weir
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.
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. www.MontrealBlackFilm.com