Returning this year, Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), a platform dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the varied experiences of black people from diverse communities is to feature fresh films, from around the world.
The festival is to showcase 40 films from 20 countries, which include 18 Short Films to be premiered too. Among these, Kenya and Rwanda are to represent East Africa. These include ‘A Place For Myself’ by Rwanda’s Clemantine Dusabejambo, while TRAILING A BOND Oyaro Dancurf (Kenya) and MATRIARCH by Oyaro Dancurf (Kenya) will be screening too at the Festival, which will take place from February 15 to19, 2017.
Another short film to be screened from Africa will be THE SUIT by Jarryd Coetsee (South Africa)
Founded by the Fabienne Coles Foundation, the festival’s obligation is to provide an opportunity for filmmakers to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences.
Along with its sister festival, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (now in its thirteenth year), TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways. In connecting black films with viewers of all ethnic origins, they recognize the differences that make the communities they serve unique while celebrating the shared values that bring people together.