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Panel Discussion: "Breaking Through the Screens for African Canadians: Black Film Crew Matters"
April 25, 2021 3:30pm
Moderator: Fateh Ahmed (Instructor; Core Film Productions & ACE TV)
Join us for a discussion with extraordinary black film creatives to talk about
the movement for more representation in crew positions in the film industry!
with Guest Panelists:
Morgan Jessome - Eastlink Community TV Producer - "Black Films that Teach"
Sifiso Nkosinathi - Producer: "Working While Black" Documentary (in production
Martina "Teena" Brooks: Costume trainee - "Diggstown" CBC Drama Series
Participants of "Breaking Through the Screens: Black Film Crew Matters"
Fateh Ahmed has spent over the last 15 years in the educational industry. Over the course of his experiences in teaching and curriculum development, he worked as a department head for the Digital Filmmaking program, a program manager, regional manager, lecturer. The Centre for Art and Technology, and Da Vinci College. Fateh is a partner in A Cultural Evolution Television (ACE TV), a new broadcast/production company.
His teaching experiences cover a wide range of subjects including the fields of Business Administration, English & Media communication, Digital Filmmaking, Audio Engineering, and Music Scoring. Ahmed’s works include The Ummah Masjid, Reeny, Pushed Out, Without Consultation, Winds from the East, produced in association with the National Film Board of Canada that screened at the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival. His current role as the Instructor for the “Breaking through the Screens for African Canadians” is proven rewarding and hopeful to populate the film industry in Nova Scotia with bipoc creatives and crew.
Morgan Jessome is a Producer at Eastlink. In partnership with the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia and the Delmore Buddy Daye Learning Institute a new weekly series called "Black Films that Teach" offers rich and captivating insights into Canadian Black history, culture and contributions as told through the lens of Black trailblazers, civil rights activists and groups, as well as youth and elder community leaders. Morgan is a graduate of the NSCC Radio & Television Arts; CTV Atlantic Christmas Daddies (Camera operator, studio camera operator, control room assist); Lead director for live NSCC entertainment; 2016 CTV Masterchef Canada Auditions (Production Assistant/ photographer)
The world of Art has been in my blood since I can remember. I started doing sketches at a young age, from there I took an interest in learning more skills of sewing and putting materials together; studied online fashion design courses at NSCAD and is a partner in the new broadcast / production company, A Cultural Evolution TV (ACE TV).
Teena is the stage manager for the 3rd Annual Braid Art Couture Show and feature Fashion Designer. She is currently working on a wearable art show production and in the Costume Department of “Diggstown” CBC Drama Series.
Sifiso Nkosinathi Nobela graduated in India receiving an International Diploma In Film Direction with A+, His achievement made him one of the most influential industry developers in Mpumalanga, Founder and CEO of the Mpumalanga International Film Festival. Has worked on Music Videos, Short Films, Documentaries and PSA. He is also the Producer of a new documentary called "Working While Black" currently in production under his company The Akuna Studio.
Pitch Session - 11:00 am - Free & Open to the Public!! ***note: will return in 2022
Come out and pitch your film idea to our panel of Industry Experts the next animation, music video, short film or compelling documentary. @North Memorial Library