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SUPA MODO & THE COLOR OF MEDICINE receive top honour  at 14th Montreal International Black Film Festival

Montréal, October 1st, 2018 – The 14th edition of the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Quebecor, announced its prize winners at the Festival’s closing ceremonies on Sunday, September 30, at Imperial Cinema. Winners were selected by a professional jury:

Narrative features: Rosey Ugo Edeh (President of the Jury), Nathalie MacNeil, Richard Burnett

Feature documentaries: Brian Bronfman (President of the Jury), Balarama Holness, Ely Bonder

Mid-Length & short films: Kim Dominique-Fergurson (President of the Jury), Thierry Lindor, Catherine Beauchamp

Members of the juries evaluated excellent films from 25 countries from around the globe according to a set of selection criteria. While all films were outstanding, the following really stood out:

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE: Supa Modo, by Likarion Wainaina (Kenya, Germany)

Honorary Mention to: Dead Women Walking, by Hagar Ben-Asher (USA)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Liyana, by Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp (Swaziland, USA)

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: The Color of Medicine, by Joyce Fitzpatrick, Brian Shackelford (USA)

Honorary Mention to: United Skates by Tina Brown, Dyana Winkler (USA); Time for Ilhan, by Norah Shapiro (USA)

BEST MID-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY: The Foreigner’s Home, by Rian Brown and Geoff Pingre (USA)

Honorary Mention to: 63 Boycott, by Gordon Quinn (USA)

BEST NARRATIVE SHORT: Utopia, by Aimiende Negbenebor Sela (USA)

Honorary Mention to: O Orfao (The Orphan), by Carolina Markowicz (Brazil)

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: I’m Black and Beautiful, by Hawanatu Bangura (Australia)

Honorary Mention to: Imara, by Samuel Wanjohi (Kenya, Rwanda)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT: L’arbre à Palympseste, by Ingrid Agbo, Sacha Perrin-Bayard (France)


The 14th Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation and presented by Quebecor, was held from September 25 to 30, 2018.

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 globe. 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 four corners of the globe!

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For Media Inquiries:

Alex Nitsiou, Publicist | | 514.443.3731

Talar Adam, Press Relations Coordinator | | 514.833.0274








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