Fabienne Colas

founding president of the Fabienne Colas Foundation, the Montreal and Toronto Black Film Festivals, and the Haïti en folie festivals in Montreal and New York City

Award-winning actor, filmmaker, producer, speaker, and entrepreneur Fabienne Colas is the founding president of the Fabienne Colas Foundation, an organization dedicated to education in the arts and supporting the production, promotion, and distribution of films, art, and culture. It is also committed to many popular international festivals, including the Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), the greatest Canadian festival dedicated to Black cinema; the Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF); Montreal’s Festival Haïti en folie; Fade to Black; and the Festival du Film Québécois en Haïti. In February 2015, she received Quebec City’s Medal of the National Assembly from Kathleen Weil, minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness in recognition of her contribution to Quebec society. In addition, she sits on the board of the Society for the Celebration of Montreal’s 375th Anniversary.