BSO Black Creators
Festival Initiative

The Black Creators Festival Initiative offers a platform for talented Black Canadian content creators to showcase their work at international film festivals and TV markets. This initiative has received annual support from Telefilm Canada and Paramount+, with Creative BC and Shaw Rocket Fund supporting delegates from BC and Alberta, respectively.

ABOUT THE BSO BLACK CREATORS FESTIVAL INITIATIVE

The Black Creators Festival Initiative offers a platform for talented Black Canadian content creators to showcase their work at international film and TV festivals and markets. This initiative, with annual support from Telefilm Canada and Paramount+, extends assistance to selected participants, including festival accreditation, travel and accommodation support. Creative BC and Shaw Rocket Fund also offer support to delegates from BC and Alberta, respectively. Additionally, participants receive pre-festival guidance to enhance their networking and business prospects, while attendees at these festivals and markets access targeted events and receive dedicated support and to connect with industry figures such as buyers, producers, distributors, and financiers. 

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