Toronto Black Film Festival 2021 – TBFF 2021

Toronto Black Film Festival – TBFF 2021 – is founded by Fabienne Colas Foundation. It is presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News. The 9th edition of the festival will be on February 10 – 21, 2021. It will be a virtual event.

Statement from Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of the TBFF

Our focus at the Toronto Black Film Festival is to go beyond awareness with concrete actions to foster the inclusion of diversity off and on camera! We feel privileged to be able to amplify the voices of more Black Filmmakers at such an important time in our history. We are enormously proud of this historic 2021 Online edition which highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world.

The 9th edition of the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) will be on February 10 – 21, 2021
The 9th edition of the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) will be on February 10 – 21, 2021. Photo by LeoArt

What to expect

There will be 154 films from 25 countries + Black Market Panels & Masterclasses + Live performance Series + Kids activities and much more.

Films at the Festival

Films include narrative features, documentary features, documentary shorts, animation and narrative shorts.

#TBFF21 will present 51 World Premieres, 27 International Premieres, 39 Canadian Premieres, 3 Ontario Premieres and 19 Toronto Premieres.

The Festival will open on Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm EST with Youssef Delara’s FOSTER BOY.

It will close with Mia Donovan’s DOPE IS DEATH.

Also at the festival is Michèle Stephenson’s STATELESS.

Panels, Conferences and Masterclasses

A lineup of free compelling Panel discussions & Masterclasses that include BIPOC, This Seat is Taken, Black Wealth Matters, In Conversation with Wes Hall, Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada and more.

Live Performances

Live performances including Steele and Hardcore Reggae Band, Joanna Majoko, Eddie and Quincy Bullen, MelDubé and Kobèna Aquaa-Harrison.

Kids Film Festival

TBFF Kids Film Fest will be on Monday, February 15, 2021 from 11am to 3pm EST.

Children ages 4-12 will enjoy a variety of activities (Yoga, Arts ‘n’ Crafts, Story Book Reading and Afro-Caribbean Dance) from the comfort and safety of their homes.

TBFF 2021

For more information and details about tickets/passes click here.

Toronto Black Film Festival – TBFF 2021 – #TBFF21

Last year at Toronto Black Film Festival

At the 8th annual festival, Spike Lee, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Other 2021 Events and Festivals

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2021 JUNO Award Nominees
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2021 Golden Globe Nominations
Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival 2021
International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show
Toronto Black Film Festival 2021 – TBFF 2021

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