TBFF23 JENNIFER HOLNESS TRIBUTE
This year, the Toronto Black Film Festival is honored to present the TBFF 2023 Career Achievement Award to Writer, Producer and Director Jennifer Holness The first Black woman in Canada to win a CSA for best writing, 2021 Indie screen Producer of the Year and a 2022 WIFT Creative Excellence Award winner as part of the opening night celebrations Feb. 15, 8pm at the Isabel Bader Theatre.The tribute will precede the Opening Film: LOVELY JACKSON by Matt Waldeck followed by a Q&A with the guests.
Jennifer Holness is the first Black woman in Canada to win a CSA for best writing, she is the 2021 Indie screen Producer of the Year and a 2022 WIFT Creative Excellence Award winner. Her recent feature doc, Subjects of Desire, has won numerous festival awards and was a 2021 TIFF top 10 film. Her TV series include Shoot The Messenger and Guns, with the latter winning 5 CSA's and garnering a prestigious Rose d’Or nomination. Her narrative feature films, Home Again and Love, Sex and Eating the Bones have screened around the globe, with Bones winning a Best First Feature award at TIFF. She is a Founder and the Inaugural Chair of the Black Screen Office and is an Executive Board Member of the CMPA.