TBFF KIDS FILM FESTIVAL
The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) - presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News - is thrilled to be introducing the TBFF Kids Film Festival! MISSION - EMPOWERING KIDS TBFF Kids Film Festival wants to inspire and empower children through the discovery of filmmaking, animation, story-telling and more. The festival wants to offer kids a cool environment where they can learn, be creative and express themselves in a fun way while being exposed to black history and black stories. TBFF KIDS FILM FESTIVAL'S PROGRAM BILAL: A New Breed of Hero by Ayman Jamal, Khurram H. Alavi (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia) will open TBFF Kids Film Fest. A total of 6 films will be presented for this first edition; SEE SHEDULE BELOW!!! TBFF KIDS FILM FEST’S AMBASSADORS Canadian Award nominated actresses Allison Austin and Ava Augustin, two sisters that have been attending TBFF since year one, are 2018 TBFF KIDS FILM FEST’S Ambassadors. Canadian award nominee Allison Augustin made her screen début at six years old in a short film "Now & Then" in 2010 and has since then appeared in numerous national commercials, guest spots in TV shows, Cartoon, and films. In 2013, she landed the role of Keisha in the feature film "The Best Man Holiday", with star studded Hollywood casts, such as a Terrence Howard, Morris Chestnut and Taye Diggs - written and directed by Malcolm D. Lee. Allison was nominated for Best Actress in a Short Movie at the Young Artist Awards in L.A and The Joeys Awards in Vancouver for her lead role in "Clean Teeth Wednesday" in 2014 and in 2016 for "Muna". / Ava Augustin is nominated Joey Award actress and has been in the industry since she was six months old, first as a model appearing in print media is following in the steps of her older sister, actress Allison Augustin. At 18 months Ava landed her first on screen role. Following her on screen debut has landed several roles in commercials, films, and television alongside some of Canada's top actors like Tatiana Maslany, Tattiawna Jones and Sergio DiZio to name a few. Recently she walked the red carpet for her starring role in the film Hope/less.