December 1 to 4, 2023



Presented by TD in collaboration with Global News, the Halifax Black Film Festival (HBFF) celebrates African Heritage Month. This Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world. HBFF is a dynamic, refreshing and audacious Festival whose ambition is to encourage the development of the independent film industry and to promote more films on the reality of Black people from around the Globe.

The Halifax Black Film Festival is glad to celebrate diversity within the black communities through films that matter. Films illuminate, entertain and invite audiences to see the world from another person’s experience. When connecting black films with viewers all colours and ethnic origins we recognize the differences that make us unique and celebrate the shared values that bring us together. Coming together through art allows members of all cultural communities to better understand one another.

The HBFF is created by the Fabienne Colas Foundation (FCF) which also founded the Montreal International Black Film Festival in 2005 Canada’s largest black film Festival – as well as the Toronto Black Film Festival in 2013, Canada’s biggest celebration of Black History Month through films and more. After years of spreading diversity off and on screen in Montreal and Toronto, the FCF wanted to bring this great Festival to Halifax which holds Canada’s oldest Black population.