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Fabienne Colas shares more about the Calgary Black Film Festival


The Calgary Black Film Festival returns to Calgary for its third year of celebrating Black excellence in filmmaking. It brings feature-length films and Canadian-made documentaries that explore the black experience to The Plaza Theatre, The Globe Theatre, and Central Memorial Library, May 26 to May 29.

Among the highlights of this year’s festival are thirty young filmmakers who are part of the Being Black In Canada program, presenting their short films.

Founder and president Fabienne Colas joined CKUA’s Lisa Wilton on Tuesday’s Traffic Jams at 5:45pm MT. We’ll hear how Colas’ struggles to find work as a Black actress in Montreal led to the creation of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, and how she managed to expand it to five other Canadian cities, including Calgary.