|Released March 1, 2022|
CineFAM Women of Colour Creators
CineFAM, a Canadian not-for-profit initiative founded by award-winning filmmaker, Academy Director Member & CaribbeanTales Media Group founder, Frances-Anne Solomon, is excited to launch its newest Database initiative on www.cinefam.ca.
The goal is to enhance the visibility of Women of Colour in the film industry: directors, content creators, producers, screenplay writers, actresses, animators, motion designers, etc., in hopes of widening their networks and accessibility to larger resources.
The database will consist of an abundance of women of colour filmmakers and creators within the film industry. Some of the extraordinary women who are a part of the database are Emmy® Award Winning TV Host/Personality Patricia Jaggernauth, Award Winning Filmmaker & Academy Director Member Frances-Anne Solomon, and award-winning writer, and producer Jennifer Holness, Throughout the month of March you’ll have the opportunity to meet 40+ of the incredible and inspiring creators who have taken advantage of this networking opportunity.
The Content Creator Database is just one of CineFAM’s initiatives that aim to build capacity and viability for women creators of colour in Canada.
CineFAM acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
This WOC initiative was made possible through a grant from The Canada Council Of The Arts, who contributes to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene and supports its presence across Canada and around the world. The Council is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.” The Council’s grants, services, initiatives, prizes, and payments support Canadian artists, authors, and arts groups and organizations. This support allows them to pursue artistic expression, create works of art, and promote and disseminate the arts and literature. Through its arts funding, communications, research, and promotion activities, the Council fosters ever-growing engagement of Canadians and international audiences in the arts. The Council’s Public Lending Right (PLR) program makes annual payments to creators whose works are held in Canadian public libraries. The Council’s Art Bank operates art rental programs and helps further public engagement with contemporary arts through exhibition and outreach activities. The Council is responsible for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, which promotes the values and programs of UNESCO to contribute to a future of peace, reconciliation, equity, and sustainable development.
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Sasha Stoltz Publicity & Management:
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For General Inquiries
Courtney Panchan – Project Manager