Canada’s largest Black cultural event during Black History Month, the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF), is celebrating its 10th anniversary, February 16 – 21, with a bigger and stronger ONLINE programming! Created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, presented by TD Bank Group (TD) in collaboration with Global News, TBFF commemorates this important milestone with a record number of 200 films from 30 countries.

Part of the TD 2022 Black History Month Series, the Festival will present 18 World premieres, 28 International premieres, 60 Canadian premieres, 18 Ontario premieres and 25 Toronto premieres. The TBFF All Access Passes and individual tickets are available HERE.

TBFF kicks off on February 16 at 7pm with Krystin Ver Linden’s Canadian premiere of ALICE; starring Emmy Award-winning actress, Keke Palmer and Grammy Award-winning rapper, Common. Then, as of 9pm EST all the films will be accessible online. The Festival will close with Paul Tom’s documentary feature, ALONE.

The TBFF Black Market returns with insightful panel discussions, conferences, and masterclasses with leading members of the Canadian and international TV and film industry. 35 emerging Black filmmakers of Fabienne Colas Foundation’s Being Black in Canada program (co-presented by NETFLIX & National Bank) from Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Ottawa, Calgary, and Vancouver will world premiere their short films at #TBFF22. The TBFF Kids Festival is back this year with new and exciting activities for the whole family on Family Day (Feb. 21). Finally, festivalgoers can cap off their day with the TBFF Live Performance Series – on Facebook.

The Toronto Black Film Festival will pay tribute to the late Sidney Poitier by highlighting his contributions to the industry through a video compilation.

The #TBFF22 All Access Pass is available for only $99, giving access the festival’s entire programming. Individual film tickets ranges from $9 to $15.

The AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD: Every TBFF All Access Pass / Tickets holder will be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite films on the Festival’s online streaming platform.


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