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The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), presented by Global Montreal, is proud to announce that the spokesperson for its 7th edition will be Charles Biddle Jr.

Charles Biddle Jr has been shining on the cultural scene for many years, as both an actor and singer-songwriter. Since being awarded the 2001 Félix for Best Artist for his performance in the musical Notre-Dame de Paris, where he played the role of Clopin, the king of truands, he toured the world and then joined the American cast of Notre-Dame de Paris in Las Vegas.

Born into Black culture, jazz, motown and rhythm & blues, the incredibly versatile artist with an extremely diverse cultural background is proud to represent the Montreal International Black Film Festival: “As a society, it’s important to broaden our horizons and reflect on the reality of others. The mission of the MIBFF allows us to do so in an entertaining way. Cinema is the perfect medium to bring awareness to issues we might not be confronted with on a daily basis. I cannot wait to take part in the festivities and enjoy the festival’s full program.”

“Just like the MIBFF, Charles Biddle Jr is a perfect mix of African-American and Quebec cultures. We’re proud that our spokesman is the son of the famous jazz man Charles Biddle, who contributed a lot to Montreal’s musical heritage”, said Emile Castonguay, programming director and co-founder of the MIBFF.

Charles Biddle Jr. succeeds renowned Columnist Francine Grimaldi, who has been the MIBFF’s spokesperson for the past 5 years and who will now be the Honorary Ambassador of the Festival.

The 7th MIBFF will take place from September 22 to October 2, 2011 !

About the Montreal International Black Film Festival – MIBFF
Presented by Global Montreal, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture. The mission of the Montreal International Black Film Festival is to stimulate the development of the independent film industry and to encourage more films on the realities of Blacks from around the world. The Festival wants to promote a different kind of cinema, cinema that hails from here and from abroad and that does not necessarily have the opportunity to grace the big screen, groundbreaking cinema that moves us, that raises awareness and that takes us all by surprise. The MIBFF wants to deal with issues and present works that raise questions, that provoke, that make us smile, that leave us perplexed, that shock us… A fresh new look at black cinema from the four corners of the globe!

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Director of Media Relations: Carla Beauvais (438) 868-5450

Francophone Press Agent: Fadwa Lapierre (514) 884 9545

Anglophone Press Agent: Kathryn Wnek (514) 677-9635

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