Congratulations to Laetitia Angba, Christian Boakye-Agyeman, Florence M. Rosalie Dubois and Emem Etti, laureates of the second edition of Black on Black Films’ screenwriting residency
Montreal, January 11, 2021—BLACK ON BLACK FILMS and the Conseil des arts de Montréal are proud to welcome Laetitia Angba, Christian Boakye-Agyeman, Florence M. Rosalie Dubois and Emem Etti, winners of the second edition of Je me vois à l’écran. Offered to emerging artists from Afro-descendant communities in Montreal, this 20-week screenwriting residency will take the form of a creative lab including mentorship, directing workshops and participation to networking events in the film industry. Judith Brès, Jorge Camarotti, Ky Nam Le Duc and Jacob Potashnik will guide/counsel the creators for a second year.
The members of the jury were particularly delighted with the quality and diversity of the 22 applications from an emerging generation of artists within the black communities of Montreal. Having distinguished themselves by the quality of their application, their creative approach and the originality of their proposed script, the four laureates will receive a $1,000 grant and they will present their final script during a public reading organized in part with the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma film festival.
For the second edition of its screenwriting residency program, Black on Black Films is delighted to count on the support of new partners in addition to the Conseil des arts de Montréal: The Bell Fund, Québec Cinéma, Le Grand Costumier, Radio-Canada and the Writer’s Guild of Canada.
About BLACK ON BLACK FILMS
BLACK ON BLACK FILMS is a Montreal film collective composed of directors, producers, screenwriters of Afro-descendant origins working to promote and develop an Afro-centric cinematographic corpus in Quebec. For more info about its mission, visit the website at https://www.blackonblackfilms.org.
About the Conseil des arts de Montréal
As a dynamic partner in Montréal’s professional arts community, the Conseil des arts de Montréal identifies, supports, and recognizes excellence in the creation, production, and dissemination of the arts. Through its forward-looking actions, it fosters openness, exploration, and audacity at the heart of Montréal’s creative landscape. Since 1956, the Conseil des arts de Montréal has contributed to the establishment of “Montréal, Cultural Metropolis.”
BLACK ON BLACK FILMS
Mylène Augustin et Marie Ka
Conseil des arts de Montréal
Taïs Fleury-Berthiaume, Project manager—Touring Program and Residencies