CineFAM is a Haitian Creole word meaning
“films by women”.

Founded by filmmaker and producer Frances-Anne Solomon, CineFam is registered as a not-for-profit company in Canada.

Our mandate is to support bold, original film stories by Women and non-binary creators of colour around the globe.

Since 2016, our annual activities include: a 1-day film festival; a short film challenge for emerging filmmakers; and a partnership with the Durban Filmmart to develop South African/Canadian co-productions led by African women. In 2019, CineFAM launched its first Feature Film Incubator for Canadian women of colour directors.

Annual CineFAM Film Festival

CineFAM Festival

CineFAM annual mixer and networking event plus mini-film festival! Every year, women of colour in
film gather to share stories, enjoy camaraderie and to support each other’s work. CineFAM will be
bringing you the best from women of colour creators both in Canada and from around the world.
CineFAM’s mandate is to foster gender equality by reducing systemic discrimination against
women of colour in media through supporting the creation and distribution of works by women
of colour in Canada’s film industry. CineFAM exists to enhance the visibility of women of colour,
strengthen their networks, and facilitate access to the resources of the larger film industry.

See the 2021 Event Schedule

Our Team

CineFAM Team

Frances-Anne Solomon
Founder

CineFAM Team

Diana Webley
Festival Director

CineFAM Team

Courtney Panchan
Festival Manager

CineFAM Team

Indira Layne
Festival Coordinator

CineFAM Team

Maya Bastian
Programmer

CineFAM Team

Veronica Antipolo
Live Stream Events Producer

CineFAM Team

Rodney V. Smith
Web and Design Manager

CineFAM Team

Lindsay Panchan
Web Design

CineFAM Team

Hedy Jiang
Programming Intern

CineFAM Team

Norah Kim
Web Intern

CineFAM Team

Frances-Anne Solomon
Founder

CineFAM Team

Diana Webley
Festival Director

CineFAM Team

Courtney Panchan
Festival Manager

CineFAM Team

Indira Layne
Festival Coordinator

CineFAM Team

Maya Bastian
Programmer

CineFAM Team

Veronica Antipolo
Live Stream Events Producer

CineFAM Team

Rodney V. Smith
Web and Design Manager

CineFAM Team

Lindsay Panchan
Web Design

CineFAM Team

Hedy Jiang
Programming Intern

CineFAM Team

Norah Kim
Web Intern

Our Partners

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Logo - Althea Johnson
OneofoneLogo#2 - Marley Berot
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SisMedia-Logo - mandeq hassan
44B33E25-C3F6-48A3-AF45-D6A1AC0D04D6 - Amanjoat Gill
Afrotechture logo (3) - Tracey Solomon

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