The Fabienne Colas Foundation is launching a call for applications for its brand new program “Youth and Diversity”, in collaboration with the Montreal International Black Film Festival.

This program offers professional mentorship in the audiovisual production of a short film with the theme of “Being Black in Montreal.” 10 young, promising filmmakers will be guided through the many steps in audiovisual production (screenwriting, directing, editing, post-production, etc.), and will create a documentary short (maximum 10 minutes). This process will be carried out under the professional tutelage of an industry professional with professional equipment from Inis (l’Institut national de l’image et du son) and PRIM (Productions Réalisations Indépendantes de Montréal). Their final work will be screened at a special event of the 14th Montreal International Black Film Festival, from September 26 to 30, 2018. Filmmakers will address the issue of social integration of people from black communities in Montreal through film.

The program addresses young Montrealers between 18 and 30, who are from black communities and have a passion for cinema. Potential candidates have a dream to work in the audiovisual field but have not yet had the opportunity, due to social, economic and/or cultural reasons.

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