BLACK BOYS, THE CUBAN & BACK OF THE MOON
Chosen as winners of the MIBFF Public’s Choice Award
at 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival

Over 300,000 Festival Viewers Took Part in #MIBFF20 Online!

www.montrealblackfilm.com

Montréal, October 8, 2020 – The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and co-presented by Quebecor and Desjardins, was an unprecedented success! The 16th MIBFF has welcomed over 300,000 festival-viewers online from Canada and around the world.

“This wave of solidarity confirms the need for the Montreal Intl Black Film Festival in our cultural landscape at an important, defining, moment in our time. It also demonstrates that audiences are more eager than ever to explore other realities and see real diversity on screen.” – said Fabienne Colas, the MIBFF President-Founder

MIBFF is pleased to announce the winners of the first 2020 AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS. The Festival team unveiled the winners on its social networks today, one category at a time, in order to spotlight each winning film.

Throughout the online event, MIBFF All Access Pass holders had the opportunity to vote for their favorite films on the Festival’s online viewing platform in the following categories: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Mid-Length Documentary, Narrative Short Films, Documentary Short Films. MIBFF festival-viewers gave 1 to 5 stars to more than 120 films from 30 countries.

HERE ARE THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 MIBFF AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS:

BEST INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE FEATURE: BACK OF THE MOON by Angus Gibson (South Africa)

BEST CANADIAN NARRATIVE FEATURE: THE CUBAN by Sergio Navarretta (Canada)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: BLACK BOYS by Sonia Lowman (USA)

BEST MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY: KAFE NEGRO, une histoire de migrations by Mario L. Delatour (Haiti)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILMS: FURTHEST FROM by Kyung Sok Kim (USA) & MORTENOL by Julien Silloray (Guadeloupe – France)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARIES: ALL I SEE IS THE FUTURE by Nancy Dionne (USA) & CANADA UNCHECKED RACISM by Zoë Davidson (Canada)

The 16th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, co-presented by Quebecor and Desjardins, was held from September 23 to October 4, 2020.


About the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF)

Created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the world. It aims to offer the public the most spectacular productions in black cinema and debate the great cultural, social, and socio-economic issues facing society. The MIBFF goal is to promote the development of the independent film industry and showcase more films depicting black realities around the world. The festival seeks to prioritize local and international films that do not necessarily come under the spotlight, a new cinema that moves its audience and raises awareness – and a few eyebrows. In so doing, the MIBFF addresses issues and showcases art that makes you think and smile, provokes, bewilders, and shocks you – a new, fresh look at black cinema from all parts of the globe! www.montrealblackfilm.com
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