The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, is honored to present Academy Award Winning director and Cannes Film Festival’s first Black Jury President, Spike Lee, with the TBFF 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award on Thursday, February 13, 7 PM at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. #TBFF20 is thrilled to grant him this prestigious award in recognition of his body of work which revolutionized the role of black talent in Hollywood, tearing away decades of stereotypes and marginalized portrayals to establish a new arena for African American voices to be heard.
The evening will begin with the screening of the restored version of Spike Lee‘s Bamboozled, followed by an intimate discussion with the famed director on his journey as a filmmaker, writer, actor, and producer. He will also share his advice on filmmaking today; how he sees the future of Black films and diversity off/on screen; as well as his view on today’s social-economic issues. A privileged moment with the legendary Oscar-winning director of Do the Right Thing, Malcolm X, BlaKkKlansman.
“Welcoming and paying tribute to the legendary Spike Lee at the 2020 Toronto Black Film Festival is a true privilege for us all and quite a coup for Toronto and the Festival. His commitment to independent cinema, his strength, determination, and activism in achieving social justice really make a difference in a world that, too often, tends to silence us.” Said Fabienne Colas, President, and Founder of the TBFF.
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About the Toronto Black Film Festival, TBFF
Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF provides an opportunity for filmmakers from all ethnic backgrounds to shine the spotlight on authentic stories that reflect the realities of black experiences. Along with its sister festivals, the Montreal Black Film Festival and the Halifax Black Film Festival, TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways.
SOURCE Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF)