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20th Anniversary of Reelworld Film Festival

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Reelworld Announces Its Largest All Canadian Film Lineup Yet

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Reelworld Film Festival.  The festival runs on a digital platform from October 14-19, 2020.  Since its inception, founder Tonya Williams has been at the forefront in promoting racially diverse Canadian talent.  Audiences will be able to support 38 Canadian directors identifying as Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Latin American.

 

REELWORLD FILM FESTIVAL – Oct 14th-19th – Celebrating 20 Years of Empowering Racially Diverse Canadian Talent

Quote from Executive Director and Reelworld Founder, Tonya Williams

Back in 2000, when I started the festival, no one in the industry was talking about racial diversity on our screens. In fact, there were those who told me we had no problems in Canada in this regard. The systemic racism was so deep that people appeared deaf and blind to the issues. We’ve really come a long way when I see everyone is now making this a top priority and they have finally come to recognize the inequities that have been present in our industry since its inception in 1896.

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