A well-known public figure, Fabienne Colas is frequently interviewed, written about in articles and reported on in the mainstream media both in Canada and abroad, be it to speak about the film industry, diversity, aid to Haiti (her country of birth), the representation of diversity on TV and in the media, her various festivals and her foundation, women on the job market, and immigration and integration, or simply achievement, leadership and success. She has appeared on or in the following Canadian media outlets: Global Montreal, Global Toronto, CTV, CBC, Radio-Canada, TVA, LCN, RDI, CJAD, 98.5FM, The Gazette, The National Post, The Globe and Mail, Le Journal de Montréal, La Presse, Le Devoir, Now Magazine, VOIR, 24Heures, Metro Montréal, Metro Toronto…

“It has taken Fabienne Colas five years to do here (in Quebec) what it would sometimes take most Haitians 30 years to accomplish.”
– Dany Laferrière, Author, Member of the Académie française (French academy)

“Fabienne (Colas) is blessed with so many TALENTS and helpful to so many people. The world needs that energy and determination”
– Stedman Graham, bestselling author and entrepreneur

“Girl from Haiti, woman of action”
– Nathalie Pétrowski, La Presse

“Veritable success story… this actress turned formidable businesswoman has the talent to make things happen.”
– Jean-Christophe Laurence, La Presse

“The latest mission of overachiever Fabienne Colas is to bring diversity to Quebec television.”
– Brandan Kelly, The Gazette

“The woman behind this festival (Toronto Black Film Festival) is Fabienne Colas. Actress, director, producer, she has always cared about promoting independent cinema across the globe.”
– Magalie Homo, l’Express

“No stopping fearless Fabienne Colas: set to launch 9th Montreal International Black Film Festival with Danny Glover”
– Bill Brownstein, The Gazette

“Montreal International Black Film Festival is doing the right things. 10-year-old event has graduated from a humble three-movie weekend in its first year to an institution that can attract Spike Lee.”
– T’cha Dunlevy, Gazette Film Critic

“The Montreal Int Black Film Festival is celebrating a milestone. For 10 years now, Festival organizers has been bringing the best and brightest in black film making to our city”
Jamie Orchard, Global Montreal

“(Montreal) Black Film Fest takes steps to foster young filmmakers: The MIBFF is mentoring young filmmakers in a new program set up for its 10th anniversary, Being Black in Montreal.”
Jeanette Kelly, CBC

“MIBFF celebrates 10th anniversary with huge guest and expanded programming – The Suburban Kudos to Fabienne for her tenaciousness in getting a “Yes!” from Spike Lee to her invitation to the 10th edition of the MIBFF.”
– Montreal Community Contact

“The Montreal International Film Festival has seen its share of success since its 2005 inception as a purely Haitian film festival.”
Sarah MacDonald, The National Post

“Montreal International Black Film Festival, the burgeoning event is hitting its stride: Guest at 8th edition includes Harry Belafonte.”
T’cha Dunlevy, Gazette Film Critic – The Edmonton Journal

“A festival crucial to the multicultural health of Montreal!”
Jean-Christophe Laurence, La Presse

“(…) the event, kept alive since its beginnings by the hard work of Fabienne Colas and her self-titled foundation, is gaining momentum from one year to the next. “
Odile Tremblay, Le Devoir

An event like no other! This is one bold festival!
– Christiane Charrette, Radio-Canada

What a great idea this festival is!
– Marie-France Bazzo, animatrice de Radio Canada

“A wonderful festival with wonderful films and guests!”
– Christine Long, CTV

“Hope everyone can get a chance to see this festival!”
– Bernard St-Laurent, CBC

“This is the cheapest trip south you’ll find.”
John Griffin, The Gazette

“New Montreal International Black Film Festival challenges Vues d’Afrique.”
– Richard Burnett, Hour

“A number of interested features are spotlighted at this festival. (…) showcases a series of rare international films as well as spotlights on a few familiar names.”– Malcolm Fraser, Montreal Mirror

“T.O. Black Film Fest steps it up! Now in its second year, the Toronto Black Film Festival feels tighter and sharper, with a stronger slate of features and a couple of attention grabbing special events”
– Norman Wilner, Now Toronto

“The woman behind this festival is Fabienne Colas. Actress, director, producer, she has always cared about promoting independent cinema across the globe.”
– Magalie Homo, l’Express

“The inaugural Toronto Black Film Festival kicks off Wednesday with a slate of feature films, shorts and documentaries in tribute to Black History Month and, of course, quality filmmaking” Anthony Marcusa, Postcity.com

“Spun out of the Montreal International Black Film Festival, the inaugural Toronto Black Film Festival (…) aims ‘to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world”
– Norman Wilner, NOW Toronto

“Toronto Black Film Festival, a Festival not to be missed.”– Global Toronto

“Nollywood gets its due at the Toronto Black Film Festival.”
– Ian Gormely, Metro Toronto

“Toronto Black Film Festival is the real thing” – Jacqueline L. Scott, Anancy magazine

“These films are not ‘just harsh reality, but also celebrations’ of black culture”– Julienne Bay, Humber

“Toronto is adding one more film fest to its ever-expanding roster, as next month welcomes the inaugural Toronto Black Film Festival”
Sarah MacDonald, National Post

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