KALUSHI: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu
KALUSHI: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

The 6th Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) announced the official program and events lineup featuring over 60 films from 20 countries.  Part of TD’s 2018 Black History Month Series, #TBFF18 will kick off with Nancy Buirski’s THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR as a Canadian Premiere at Isabel Bader Theatre and will close with South African film and Ontario Premiere KALUSHI: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu by Mandla Dube.

This year’s festival also showcases the TBFF Black Market which includes a Panel Discussion with Filmmakers, a Masterclass with film producers, as well as a Tribute and Workshop with Emmy-winning Casting Director Robi Reed (BET). A Movie-Talk with the main cast of the film Service to Man, by Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch – including Greenleaf star Lamman Rucker; Movie-Talks with Jazz Legend Oliver Jones and award-winning actor Adrian Holmes (19-2), after parties, late night live performances, exotic food and storytelling for kids, will also be part of #TBFF18.

This year #TBFF18 will introduce the 1st TBFF Kids Film Festival on Family Day on February 19, which will open with the animated feature BILAL: A New Breed of Hero by Ayman Jamal, Khurram H. Alavi (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia).

Narrative Feature Films

ASINAMALI (WE HAVE NO MONEY)
By Mbongeni Ngema

BABY MAMAS
By Stephina Zwane

BARROW FREEDOM FIGHTER
By Dave Weekes

BILAL: A new breed of Hero
By Ayman Jamal, Khurram H. Alavi

BOOST
By Darren Curtis

CHASING THE BLUES
By Scott Smith

HAPPINESS
By Mike Ugada

KAFOU
By Bruno Mourral

KALUSHI: The story of Solomon Mahlangu
By Mandla Dube

LIYANA
By Aaron Kopp, Amanda Kopp

SERVICE TO MAN
By Aaron Greer, Seth Panitch

THE CUT
By Peter Wangugi Gitau

Documentary Feature Films

BLACK LIVES MATTER
By Joseph Oesi

BOY 23: The forgotten Boys of Brazil
By Belisario Franca

MARIANNES NOIRES
By Kaytie Nielsen, Mame-Fatou Niang

MARVIN BOOKER WAS MURDERED
By Wade Gardner

OLIVER JONES: Mind Hands Heart
By Rosey Ugo Edeh

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR, Beyond the Mask
By Frederick Lewis

STRIKE A ROCK
By Aliki Saragas

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR
By Nancy Buirski

TIME SIMPLY PASSES
By Ty Flowers

Animated Films

ABINA AND THE IMPORTANT MEN
By Soumyaa Behrens

CUT BAIT
By Robert Walkine

WIRELESS
By Tayo Odesanya

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