Alexe Louisa

“20 FEET FROM STARDOM “FREE SCREENING !

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What would a pop song be without the riffs, refrains, and harmonies of its backup vocalists? Although these singers are usually relegated to the margins, and few, if any, become household names, their work has defined countless songs that remain in our hearts and collective consciousness. Twenty Feet from Stardom juxtaposes interviews with industry legends (Bruce Springsteen, Bette Midler, and others) and the relative unknowns who support them like Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, and Judith Hill as they illuminate the art of melding their own distinct voices with lead vocals and reveal their desires for careers as solo artists.

Join us 16th June, 9pm  at la Place de la Paix ! It’s Free

 

 

2015 POSTER CONTEST !

LAUNCH OF THE 2nd EDITION OF THE MIBFF POSTER CONTEST!

The 11th Montreal International Black Film Festival ( MIBFF), taking place from September 29th to October 4th, 2015 , is proud to launch the 2nd edition  of its great international poster contest !

 

TIA AIDE MOI ! A WebSerie by Caesey Shakes

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One of the 5 young filmmakers of our project “Being Black in Montreal” in 2014, Caesey Shakes, has since been working on a webserie: Tia aide-moi! Caesey wrote this webserie about black women, a subject she loves. The Fabienne Colas Foundation is really proud and invites you to watch its teaser and its website.

www.tiaiademoi.ca

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FABIENNE COLAS WAS AWARDED A MEDAL FROM THE QUEBEC’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY

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Congratulations to our president and Founder Fabienne Colas who was awarded a Medal from Quebec’s National Assembly on Monday February 23, alongside two other members of Montreal’s black community Noel Alexander and Benoit Songa – recognizing their contribution to Quebec society. They were all recognized for their leadership and engagement in the black community and received the meadals from Kathleen Weil, Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion. Read More  

DON’T MISS THE SCREENING OF CITIZENS OF NOWHERE !

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FONDU AU NOIR / FADE TO BLACK

Presents as part of Black History Month, the Film

CITIZENS OF NOWHERE

 Followed by a discussion with the directors and experts on the topic, hosted by reporter François Bugingo

 Saturday February 28 – 8PM – GENERAL ADMISSION | $15 – $20 at the door

            Concordia University Hall Building – Room H110
1455 De Maisonneuve Ouest  (Guy-Concordia Metro)

www.fonduaunoir.ca

Fondu au Noir/Fade to Black, created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, is proud to present the world premier of the documentary Citizens of Nowhere by directors Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay et Régis Coussot as part of Black History Month. The film brings to light how a quarter million Dominicans of Haitian descent lost their rights, freedom and identity since the Dominican government’s decision to revoke their citizenship. The event will take place on February 28, 2015 at 8PM at Concordia University – Hall Building, room H110 (1455 De Maisonneuve Ouest, Montreal – Guy-Concordia Metro), General Admission $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Tickets on sale now at www.fonduaunoir.ca.

After three years of research and over three months filming on location, Nicolas Alexandre Tremblay and Régis Coussot paint an accurate portrait of the current situation for these Haitian migrants on Dominican soil. Narrated by Haitian poet and playwright Jean-Claude Martineau, the film takes us to the heart of this human tragedy.

 

For tickets and trailer: www.fonduaunoir.ca

We are happy to support our sister festival, the Toronto Black Film Festival

The Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal, will be in TORONTO from February 10 to 15, 2015 at the 3rd annual Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), presented by Global News.

We are happy to support our sister festival (both created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation) and can’t wait to meet Torontonians and filmmakers from around the world, for what will be the greatest celebration of Black History Month through films. For the complete program and to secure your tickets, visit www.torontoblackfilm.com 

CONGRATULATIONS TO VIOLA DAVIS

Congratulations to Viola Davis for winning the favorite actress award in a new series at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards.

Viola Davis is currently the heroine of the new ABC series “How to get away with  a murder” . She played Annalise Keating, a law professor at a prestigious Philadelphia university who, with her students, becomes entwined in a murder plot.

The producer is  Shonda Rhimes who also produced Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal.

Viola is also nominated for the prestigious Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama Series.

The year 2015 begin pretty well for the actress!

HIGHLIGHTS‎ OF THE 10th MIBFF

The 10th Montreal International Black Film Festival, presented by Global Montreal and created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, was a big success! It’s thanks to our filmmakers, festivalgoers, volunteers, partners, the press.

The whole team wants to THANK YOU!

The 11th edition will he held from September 29 to October 4th, 2015

 

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAËLLE JEAN !

Congratulations to our own Michaelle Jean, elected new Head of la Francophonie!  Historic moment !

She is the very first woman, first Haitian, first Quebecer, first Canadian to ever be in that position.

It was about time a woman be the Head of the Office Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)” – Fabienne Colas

Photo – Left to right: Emile Castonguay, Fabienne Colas, Michaelle Jean, Réal Barnabé