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Telefilm joins Netflix and CMF as partner of Being Black in Canada program


MONTREAL — Telefilm Canada announced today its support for the Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada incubator program for Black filmmakers, joining current major partners Netflix, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and National Bank. The Being Black in Canada Program is Canada’s largest mentorship, training and creation program entirely dedicated to Black filmmakers. It was created in Montreal in 2012 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, and presented its first cohort in 2014. Colas (pictured, far left, with director Spike Lee, centre, and members of the program’s 2019 cohort) is a Haitian-Canadian actress, director and producer, and she created the...