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‪After 3 conferences, 8 movies, 5 meetings, 4 different living arrangements, at least 12 new badass talented friends (#lucky13), the best way to end #tiff18 is definitely with this golden ticket (thank you @CoreyAtad!!!) #roma #grateful #bwfcanada

2/2 I kept cutting and shaving my hair to lessen the dramatic effects of losing all my hair from the radiation (eventually it fell out from the root). So grateful to be alive and getting better. I had no idea how wild this journey would be. Shout out to GOD and the fam and friends who kept me alive. I never thought I'd type these words, but I am a brain cancer survivor. No weak sauce over here💪🏽 * * We send all our love and support to BWF alum / filmmaker & writer @shaolin.woo on your healing journey ❤️🎥🙏🏾 #bwfcanada #sisterhood #blackwomeninfilm #resilience #healing #cancersurvivor

Today’s social takeover will be facilitated by Celestina Aleobua @thatafrikan as well as @rodastbh ! Celestina is an Independent Filmmaker with a recent short film - #thepeopleofsand. She’s excited to be navigating #tiff2018 with her fellow #bwfcanada sisters and keep you up to date with all the happenings of the festival! Stay tuned 😏

dasola
(@dasoladina)

2018-09-10 20:55:55

not to be corny but our charlie's angels pose is fab 🌽 #cfcbbq #bwfcanada #tiff18

Some of the lucky 13 with past BWF mentor, director-producer Ngardy Conteh George at today’s @the_blackhouse brunch and panel discussion #bwfcanada #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomenfilmcanada #blackhousefoundation #tiff2018 @tiff_net

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2018-09-07 14:41:59

#represenationmatters “We were born looking at white people.” The most diverse panel of top film critics you will ever see ANYWHERE. Dr. Stacy L. Smith presented some VERY depressing statistics on the state of film criticism. A super eye-opening concept: the invisibility count. Lots of magic happening in this room today at TIFF. “The critical conversation is so much better when more people are involved.” #tiff18 #tiff2018 #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada #tiffindustry

Attended this amazing cinematography workshop organized by #bwfcanada!

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2018-03-03 18:32:46

Started my day in the presence of my @bwfcanada family and the lovely @iammaasante for an intimate and inspiring master class. So many beautiful lessons about confidence, preparation, trust and intuition. Deep gratitude to Ms. Asante for her generosity and to @ellacoopercreates for continuing to manifest exciting opportunities for our community of filmmakers 🙏🏾🎬❤️ * * * #blackwomenfilm #blackwomendirectors #blackwomeninfilm #ourstories #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #torontofilmmakers #masterclass #directher

Black women #teamwork makes the @bwfcanada #dreamwork ✨meet the fabulous crew who brought this years program together. What a spectacular end to the Black Women Film! Canada Leadership Program 2017 #bwfcanada #bwfcanada2017 #blackwomenfilm #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm #directher #blackgirlmagic #community #womensupportingwomen #toronto

Armed with hot tea, soup and a wealth of insider knowledge, writer-producer @jenniferjholness shows us how to fight a nasty flu AND take up space in the industry. Thank you to Jennifer and all our brilliant mentors over the past 2 weeks #blackwomenfilm #blackwomenfilmcanada #bwfcanada #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm #directher

The thing about history is that it never seems like it while it's being made. It's just another step - someone taking action where many have only spoken words, to make something happen, to make something different, to create. Last night I sat with a sold out crowd at #reelgirltalk in inspiration and excitement as I was blessed to witness 7 films built from a vision and turned into beautiful words woven into beautifully crafted visual stories. In the end I was taken for a 2 hour ride that I won't soon forget. Thank you @bwfcanada and @muffsociety. From Child Soldiers to the burdens that come with being a beautiful black woman, from soulful liberation to the soul crushing robbery of innocence - each of the 7 films took my breath away and left me asking questions to the man in the mirror. A special shout out to "Haven" creator and director @DirectedByKells who premiered her film/conversation piece to a sold out crowd. A huge thank you to all the women who beautifully and masterfully transformed raw emotions into artful and heartfelt stories and who then stayed to answer questions and openly share their own stories with us. We are here to start fires that create positive change. Stories have always had and continue to have the power to spark that flame. Thank you Ladies for the reminder. #marksparks #markmywords #reelgirltalk #blackwomenfilmcanada #directher #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #🎬 #empowher #womeninfilm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #faith #fitness #film #movies #women #womeninfilm #act #artist #script #actor #filmmaker #write #story #poetry #love #selflove #loveyourself #art #toronto #la #nyc #blessed

We partner tonight with @muffsociety Reel Girl Talk at the Carlton for 7 short films featuring @bwfcanada directors ✊🏾🎬 #blackwomenfilm #blackwomenfilmcanada #bwfcanada #reelgirltalk #womeninfilm #directher

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-11-08 11:39:43

Oh what a night 🎶 Honoured to have shared the screen with Charles Officer @canesugar_filmworks and @stellameghie for @tiff_net Black Star series! Thanks to @ellacoopercreates for a great q&a as well as @bwfcanada for their support. Finally to my sweet @cashew23 thank you for always holding me down when I get nervous as s**t and for being my biggest cheerleader (#jadaisthatyou 😉) 😘 #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada #tiffblackstar #torontofilm #ourstories #womeninfilm #directher #blackwomendirectors 📸 @zunleephoto + @cashew23

Was an honor and a pleasure to be a part of this project. Audio mixed by @DerekBrin . #repost @humanfreq (@get_repost) ・・・ School’s out and I’m putting on my filmmaker’s hat 😉🎬🎩 See ya’ll tonight for @tiff_net Black Star series screening of The Railpath Hero (written-directed by yours truly), Short Hymn Silent War by Charles Officer and Jean of the Joneses by Stella Meghie. Canadian program curated + panel moderated by @ellacoopercreates 7pm TIFF Bell Lightbox #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada #tiffblackstar #blackstarseries #toronto #filmmaking #directher

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-11-07 12:06:43

School’s out and I’m putting on my filmmaker’s hat 😉🎬🎩 See ya’ll tonight for @tiff_net Black Star series screening of The Railpath Hero (written-directed by yours truly), Short Hymn Silent War by Charles Officer and Jean of the Joneses by Stella Meghie. Canadian program curated + panel moderated by @ellacoopercreates 7pm TIFF Bell Lightbox #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada #tiffblackstar #blackstarseries #toronto #filmmaking #directher

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Sylvia Hamilton breaks down the ethics of the interview process for our @bwfcanada participants. Catch Ms. Hamilton’s Black Mother Black Daughter screening as part of @tiff_net Black Star series at the Lightbox. Tomorrow 4pm. #blackwomenfilm #blackwomenfilmcanada #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #directher #blackstarseries #tiffblackstar #toronto #torontofilm

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-11-03 04:38:32

Black Women Film! Canada represent 🎬✊🏾💃🏾😍 #fame #80s #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #blackwomeninfilm #tiffboombox #filmindustry #directher #latergram

A seat at the table, indeed ✊🏾🎬 What a fantastic night with writer-producer Marsha Greene @superblackgirl Thank you to @cfccreates for your support #blackwomenfilm #blackwomenfilmcanada #bwfcanada #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm #cfc #writersroom #ourstories #mentor #filmmaking #screenwriting

Superb workshop tonight with writer-producer Marsha Greene (Private Eyes, Ten Days in the Valley, Mary Kills People). Thank you @superblackgirl for your guidance and expertise. Shoutout to @marinlea and the @onf_nfb for use of your space. Thanks to all our mentors and partners, this year’s @bwfcanada leadership program is the hottest ticket in town! Next stop @tiff_net Blackstar series! 🎬💃🏾#blackwomenfilm #blackwomeninfilm #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #screenwriter

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:09:58

Had a wonderful and healing Theatre of the Oppressed workshop at Black Women Film! Canada facilitated by the beautiful soul (and director) @thesharonlewis on empowering ourselves on set as Black women leaders and creators. How do you affirm yourself as a leader? #artistlife #blackfemaleempowerment #blackfemaledirectors #directhers #mentors #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:09:23

That time I was in a group of Black women filmmakers in a private meeting with Cameron Bailey at Black Women Film! Canada learning the LOOONG history of Black film in this country. So much Black Canadian magic! #artistlife #blackfilmmakersofinstagram #tiff #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:08:45

Got a chance to be interviewed on camera and rotate being various crew for a mini-shoot at Black Women Film! Canada. Made me really think about the reasons I tell stories, the impact that I want to have with them, and why I'm getting into film in the first place. #artistlife #interview #onthecamera #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:08:11

Another amazing morning with three really engaging writer/directors: Allison Duke, Gillian Müller, and Nadine Valcin at Black Women Film! Canada. We learned about finding the themes in our work using our obsessions, writing and pitching a pilot for a tv show, and doing research and getting grants to illuminate Black Canadian stories buried in historical memory. Just in time for me to embark on my new television writing journey! #artistlife #theuniverseiscalling #mentors #pioneers #womentellingstories #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:07:15

So happy to have done an intensive afternoon workshop at Black Women Film! Canada about how to setup and operate a professional camera and light a scene two ways this afternoon from cinematographer Iris Ng. (FYI Female DOPs are awesome!) Can't wait to use our setups for tomorrow's mini-shoot. @bwfcanada #artistlife #womancinematographer #documentaryskills #mentor #pioneers #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-11-01 09:06:10

Had an amazing morning at Black Women Film! Canada learning so much about being an experimental visual artist, @onf_nfb producer, and interactive media specialist creating work that is ethical/accountable, topical, and in service of the stories of Black Canadians from Michele Pearson Clarke, Lea Marin, and Glace Lawrence. #artistlife #directher #blackfilmmakers #mentors #pioneers #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #masterclass

We are SO thrilled to have celebrated cinematographer, Iris Ng back for her 2nd year as a mentor to BWF participants - leading another awesome cinematography workshop #blackwomenfilmcanada #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada2017 #bwfcanada #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm #womencinematographers #cinematography #toronto #sonyfs7 #lighting

Oh to be a fly on the wall during these intimate and inspiring lunchtime mentor pods with Glace Lawrence, Michele Pearson Clarke and Lea Marin!#blackwomenfilmcanada #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada2017 #bwfcanada #mentor #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #directher #torontofilm #legacy #filmherstory

Black Women Film! Canada founder @ellacoopercreates is literally gearing up for the launch of the 2nd annual BWF Leadership Program. Workshops, master classes, screenings, parties run Oct 28-Nov 10 #blackwomenfilm #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #charlesstreetvideo #torontofilm #filmindustry #blackwomeninfilm #directher #sharethescreen #toronto

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-09-21 15:12:00

I could get used to this, Ella! 😉 I am so filled up after speaking with artists (particularly women creators) about their work. Thanks @ellacoopercreates for the opportunity to rep @bwfcanada and moderate the talkback @caribbeantales last night (YES! After Curriculum/Meet the Teacher night 🤓)All the films screened last night used superb storytelling to illuminate and celebrate who we are as sons and daughters of the Diaspora. Brava and thank you! 📷 @silafaen #blackwomenfilmcanada #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #blackfilm #caribbeanfilm #caribbeantales #ctff2017 #toronto #filmscene #talkback #qanda #moderator #moonlighting #teacherfilmmaker #indiefilm #directher #canadianfilm #torontoartists #storytellers

Never again will you catch me out here posting B&W photos but the original was too red and these ladies are too awesome to be upstaged by bad camera quality and these bright ass lights. It was a pleasure meeting all of you and I'm excited to see you again in October ;) . . . #bwfcanada #blackgirlmagic #tiff2017

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-09-13 21:35:27

Honoured to witness Jennifer Holness receive ACTRA Toronto's Sandi Ross #sharethescreen award for inclusion and diversity. Her acceptance speech drove home the notion that she's not resting on her laurels and she's certainly not trying to be the "unicorn of diversity" * * #actradiversity #actratoronto #tiff17 #tiff #toronto #hungryeyes #filmmaking #television #blackexcellence #blackwomen #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm #bwfcanada

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-13 22:13:44

So this is the back of Kardinal Offishall's head because he's in the VIP booth next to mine at the exclusive Young Hollywood Party... Just saying... #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #bwfcanada #filmmakerlife #blackfemaledirector #directher

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-13 08:48:55

"How do we make a film that is transformational for both the actors and the director?" asks Yassmina Karajah when talking about making her short film "Rupture" and its process of co-creation to give agency to the child actors she worked with who had experiences of trauma. Really loving her approach to the material and to her actors in the film. #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #bwfcanada #filmmakerlife

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-09-11 18:40:10

Producer sammies served up at Sunday's Blackhouse Brunch 😋Alison Duke is a director's dream 😊✊🏾🎥#wheresthebeef #showmethemoney #tiff #tiff17 #blackhouse #blackwomeninfilm #womeninfilm 📷 @bwfcanada #bwfcanada #docfilm #nfb #documentaryfilm #directher #motheringinthemovement #latergram

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-11 14:01:30

"You have to love the grind...the craft of writing because that's all there is" says @ghettofilmschool COO Kisha Imani Cameron to a Black writer asking about whether to wait until a script is planned and perfect or to just start writing it. So true. Just what I needed to be hearing right now to well...write now. Great panel with @amanda_parris moderating on Realizing Original Stories #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #bwfcanada #filmmakerlife

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-11 11:03:24

"I start the day by opening the fridge" says Master filmmaker Bong Joon Ho about how he starts his creative work days. He's so hilarious, I'm loving it. And generous about sharing about his process with us writers in the room. Definitely another highlight of my TIFF so far. Love the films and the filmmaker! #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #masterclass #filmmakerlife #bwfcanada

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-11 11:06:57

More day-drinking and industry elbow-rubbing @cfccreates Summer BBQ in the Bridle Path. This is my life now. #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #bwfcanada #filmmakerlife #cfcsummerbbq

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-11 11:06:30

Some morning champagne for those days when you wake up at 4am and run through the Cleveland airport terminal barefoot from security to catch your flight that's already finished boarding just to get back to TIFF. Blackhouse Foundation Champagne Brunch. #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #filmmakerlife #bwfcanada

Fiona Raye Clarke
(@fionarclarke)

2017-09-11 11:04:21

"Why writers? Because a writer's gaze is special". Karen Mafundikwa pitching "Transcribe" at the @caribbeantales Incubator pitch session. So far my favourite event of TIFF. So amazing to see the creativity coming out of my native Canada and ancestral Trinidad and great to see so many familiar faces. Reminds me of my win at the ArtReach pitch contest. Serious work goes into every pitch. Phenomenal!!! #breakfastattiff #tiffindustry #tiff2017 #filmmakerlife #bwfcanada

Laurie Townshend
(@humanfreq)

2017-09-05 15:11:19

It's about time I did this right. Shout out to @caribbeantales for the access. Lezzgo! #tiff2017 #tiff17 #industrypassnoob #toronto #swagbag #teacherfilmmaker #womeninfilm #blackwomeninfilm #bwfcanada #visibilitymatters #samenumberofhoursinadayasbeyonce

Jules 🌿
(@mothertales)

2016-09-29 16:45:32

#tbt 3 weeks ago today. One of the last photos taken with my daughter still on the inside. She subtly let us know that she was coming at 5:45 that morning, at exactly 38 weeks gestation. After sending my son with his grandparents, I began nesting -- staying on my feet to allow gravity to assist in her arrival. I hung this mirror above the changing table, taped up our ultrasounds photos and my @birthwithoutfear affirmation cards from the #bwfcanada conference. Contractions were mild but I told my baby I was ready anytime -- we were so excited to meet her. . . . #birthstory #birth #pregnancy #38weeks #pregnant #baby #birthday #nesting #birthwithoutfear #januaryharshe #motherhood #motherhoodunplugged #motherhoodsimplified #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodrising #throwbackthursday #throwback #ultrasound

kyisha
(@kyisha)

2016-09-19 09:38:45

more film festing w/ friends and colleagues at @caribbeantales - fantastic line up this year- thank you for the access to some awesome films! w/ @sharraelyon #ctff #ctff2016 #blackwomeninfilm #bwfcanada #film #filmmakers

I make films to start conversations. I make films for an outlet. I make films to change perspectives. I make films to show positive role models. I make films to reflect real lives. #imakefilms #directedbykells #reasonenoughshortfilm #bwfcanada #directher #director #blackwomencreators #blackgirlmagic #blackwomenfilms 📸@we.want.ev cc: @bwfcanada

CALLING ALL AFRO-DIASPORIC FILMMAKERS! We still have tickets for TIFF left! Here are the rules: 1. Follow Black Women Film (@BWFCanada) on Twitter/IG 2. Post a photo or video selfie using the hashtag #imakefilms and state why your voice matters/why you make films. (Write it in the post or say it to the camera!) 3. Email blackwomenfilmcanada(at)gmail(dot)com to redeem your ticket and choose from a selection of screening times (maximum of two tickets). We'll RT & repost everything with our hashtag! Available screenings include: - Jean of Joneses - Brotherhood - American Honey - Julieta *All black-identifying filmmakers and media artists are encouraged to apply. *Tickets are first come, first served. Made possible thanks to TIFF Next Waves Community Initiative. #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #blackfilmmakers #blackdirectors #blackproducers #blackwriters #blackgirlsrock #womeninfilm #womenintelevision #blackwomencreators #nofilter #blackwomentv #directhers #imakefilms #femaledirector #femaleproducer #torontofilm #canadianfilm #blackgirlmagic #africandiaspora #blackcanadians

Writer, director and founder of Toronto's Writers of Colour in TV & Film, Nathalie Younglai! @nyounglai at @caribbeantales opening night. Photo by @silafaen #bwfcanada #womeninfilm #womenintelevision #womencreators #nofilter #directhers #imakefilms #femaledirector #femaleproducer #torontofilm #canadianfilm #caribbeantales #womenofcolour #writersofcolour

CALLING ALL AFRO-DIASPORIC FILMMAKERS! Want a free ticket to this year's TIFF and meet some amazing local Black filmmakers at the shows? Here are the rules: 1. Follow Black Women Film (@BWFCanada) on Twitter/IG 2. Post a photo or video selfie using the hashtag #imakefilms and state why your voice matters/why you make films. (Write it in the post or say it to the camera!) 3. Email blackwomenfilmcanada(at)gmail.com to redeem your single ticket and choose from a selection of screening times. We'll RT & repost everything with our hashtag! One ticket per person. Available screenings include: - Moonlight - Jean of Jones - Brotherhood - American Honey - Julieta *All black-identifying filmmakers and media artists are encouraged to apply. *Tickets are first come, first served. Made possible thanks to TIFF Next Waves Community Initiative. #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #blackfilmmakers #blackdirectors #blackproducers #blackwriters #blackgirlsrock #womeninfilm #womenintelevision #blackwomencreators #nofilter #blackwomentv #directhers #imakefilms #femaledirector #femaleproducer #torontofilm #canadianfilm #blackgirlmagic #africandiaspora #blackcanadians

@ellacoopercreates tearing down the glass ceiling. Made possible in partnership with: @tiff_net, @niacentre, @cfccreates, @regentparkarts, @cbcarts, Canada Council for the Arts, @regentparkfilm, and @vice Canada Photo by: @fonnatasha #bwfcanada #blackwomenfilm #blackfilmmakers #blackdirectors #blackproducers #blackwriters #blackgirlsrock #womeninfilm #womenintelevision #blackwomencreators #nofilter #blackwomentv #directhers #imakefilms #femaledirector #femaleproducer #torontofilm #canadianfilm #blackgirlmagic

(@takebackpostpartum)

2016-09-06 13:27:03

You guys do not want to miss this. A full lineup of speakers covering a plethora of topics, belly casting, henna, vendors, goody bags, inspiration, empowerment, and a ton of support and solidarity! ❤️ Grab a ticket for yourself, friends, your partner ASAP! ✨Link @birthwithoutfear bio.✨ #bwfcanada #bwfgoesinternational #birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads #takebackpostpartum #selflovegeneration

Meg
(@lilrubberduckie713)

2016-09-01 14:07:27

Loved meeting the beautiful lady who completely altered my view of birth years ago. She is the reason we were brave enough to have a #homebirth . Gemma loved her #mermaidhair and just wanted to touch it. #somuchlove #bwfcanada #birthwithoutfear #loveher #takebackpostpartum