The Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF) was created in 2005 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a not-for-profit, professional, artistic organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture in Canada and abroad.
Formerly the Montreal Haitian Film Festival, the first edition of which consisted of 3 films in 3 days, today the MIBFF has become the youngest and already the largest festival of its kind in Canada thanks to its bilingualism (its films are subtitled in either French or English), its international press coverage, its growing movie-goer base, the number of countries represented (25 in 2010), as well as the large number of films and premieres presented each year (more than one hundred).
In 2009, the organizers announced that the festival would be transitioning from the “Montreal Haitian Film Festival" to the "Montreal International Black Film Festival" in 2010.
The Fabienne Colas Foundation has also created the following festivals: Haiti on Fire, Dansomania – Dances from around the World and the Quebecois Film Festival in Haiti. www.fondationfabiennecolas.org