Moderated by Reda Lahmouid, Lead Coordinator for HireBIPOC/EmbauchezDiversité at BIPOC TV & FILM, and Carolyn Mauricette, Director of Fantasia’s Canadian section, Septentrion Shadows
Representation of BIPOC filmmakers in Canadian genre film is growing, with films like BLOOD QUANTUM by the late Jeff Barnaby, NIGHTRAIDERS by Danis Goulet, and NO GHOST IN THE MORGUE by Quebec-based Marilyn Cooke, plus many others, but what steps did they take to bring their projects to reality? Join us for a bilingual co-presentation by BIPOC TV & FILM and Fantasia, where you’ll hear a selection of French and English BIPOC panellists discuss what the landscape of Canadian genre filmmaking looks like for BIPOC creators, their experiences in the industry, and how they’re changing the narrative one film at a time.
Founded in 2012, BIPOC TV & FILM is a community-centred nonprofit organization advocating for racial equity and decent work practices in Canada’s screen media industry, and Fantasia is thrilled to partner with them for this discussion of how, with their support of Black, Indigenous and POC creatives in front of and behind the camera, the industry is changing what genre film in Canada looks like.
Produced by Alyssia Duval-Nguon, Programmer for Fantasia’s Asian section, Reda Lahmouid, and Carolyn Mauricette.
Theo Jean Cuthand (KWÊSKOSÎW / SHE WHISTLES)
Samantha Lai (BUFFERING... PLEASE WAIT)
Miryam Charles (THIS HOUSE)
Marilyn Cooke (NO GHOST IN THE MORGUE)