Growing the Blackhouse’s presence at TIFF, the organization hosted a dynamic panel entitled, “Driving Canadian Content Creation”, with four Black-Canadian MFA Film Students participating in the BET Networks-Blackhouse Fellows Program. In addition, the organization hosted a panel entitled, “Director’s Cut” featuring a problem-solving conversation with Black-Canadian content creators facilitated by The Blackhouse’s Board Chair, Brickson Diamond and WGA-East Manager, Outreach and Member Services, Jenna Bond.

For the first time ever, The Blackhouse had a presence at the legendary Cannes Film Festival hosting a celebratory brunch for Spike Lee in advance of the premiere of his Oscar nominated film, “BlacKkKlansman.”