Awards and Accomplishments

  • BBIC represents Canada’s largest incubator dedicated to Black Filmmakers, and creation program to be entirely dedicated to Black filmmakers.
  • BBIC films won BEST DIRECTION IN A DOCUMENTARY SERIES at the 2021 Canadian Screen Awards (CSA).
  • Here are the FCF’s Being Black in Canada: Being Black in Toronto CSA winners: Omolola Ajao for YYZ; Valerie Amponsah for Joseph, Margaret & I; Yasmin Evering-Kerr for The Onyx Butterfly; Sharine Taylor for Tallawah Abroad; Adrian Wallace for Black Sun; Yvano Wickham-Edwards for #Black
  • BBIC films have been presented as world premieres and discussed in panels at International Black Film Festival across Canada.
  • BBIC films have been aired on both French and English TV: Télé-Québec and the CBC! And is still available for streaming on CBC GEM.

Aiming to train over 300 entrepreneurs by 2024

We have trained over 60 Black Filmmakers/Entrepreneurs through our Being Black In Canada incubation program so far, and by the end of 2024 we will have supported more than 300 new Black filmmakers/entrepreneurs and 150 alumni in the launch of their careers in TV and film. That’s over 300 entrepreneurs poised to build their businesses and hire fellow Black filmmakers in front of and behind the camera, creating jobs and economic growth in the industry. And you can be among them!

For more information on the program, eligibility requirements and application process