Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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Apu Trilogy Sequel “Avijatrik” Wins Laurels at Montreal Independent Film Festival

The Apu Trilogy, created by the Oscar-winning Indian filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the 1950s, is regarded as one of the masterpieces of world cinema. Director Subhrajit Mitra picks up where Ray left off 60 years ago in his 2020 sequel titled Avijatrik (The Wanderlust of Apu), which has just won accolades at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Mitra and the score composer Bickram Ghosh talk to NCM about dreaming big while retaining their own vision.

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On a Mission to Add More Colour to Vancouver’s Film Industry

It’s time to change the narrative, says Jason Mackay, founder of Collective Bunch, a new initiative to promote the participation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Vancouver’s film industry.

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Lack of Mainstream Diversity was Never an Excuse

In partnership with Apathy is Boring, New Canadian Media will be posting first-person accounts from the 150 Years Young Project, a campaign that highlights the positive impact youth are making throughout their communities. “It all comes back…

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