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The Canada Black & Diversity Film Market - (CBDFM)  is a world stage for the most celebrated film, music, and the performing arts creativity of entertainment. 

CBDFM-2023 Summit will offer a powerful line-up of ‘AMAZING’ conferences and events set to wow you and to give you access to the most anticipated film content, series, talent, people, and topics as they rise up to the top of the global content ecosystem.

From the renowned diverse, inclusive and multicultural festival in Ontario, TINFF invites you to network and be part of it's red-carpet awards & gala experience to celebrate the art and business of entertainment at CBDFM 2023 Summit.

Catch up on the sessions you missed on the CBDFM | TINFF Bridging the Gap Conference! (BTGC)

Creative Hub

Content revolution: Can the Nollywood market take on the World?

2021 / 2022 TINFF & IBDFF Screenings & Talents

The TINFF & IBDFF red carpet welcomed the world premieres and special screenings of the most highly anticipated film and series in 2021 / 2022.

TINFF 2022: ALMAJIRI – World Premier 
Almajiri was the Closing Film and the Executive Producer and A-list star AY Makun was at Red Carpet & Screening
Directed by - Toka McBaror


IBDFF 2022 – Won Best Picture: Jim Button and the Wild 13 – Premiered
Directed by - Dennis Gansel
To protect Morrowland from another threat, Jim and Luke have to set off on a dangerous journey. On their adventure, Jim's most fervent wish might also come true: to find out the truth about his mysterious origins.

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TINFF 2022: Underbelly (the Journey)  Premiered at TINFF 2022 – Won Best Picture
Directed by - Toka McBaror


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2021 - 2022 | BRIDGING THE GAP Conference (BTGC)

Canada (Brampton), Nigerian Government with Media Mastermind,

(Panelists & Keynotes Speakers)

Catch up on the sessions you missed on CBDFM Summit | TINFF Bridging the Gap Conference! (BTGC) 2021 & 2022 edition 

2021 / 2022 TINFF Bridging The Gap Conference - (BTGC) Media Mastermind Keynotes presented by The Toronto International Nollywood Film Festival- TINFF brought together some of the best from the Canadian film industry and the Nigerian- Nollywood film industry to discuss the ways of bridging the gap and create opportunities and economic development through production, distribution and many more. 

Be inspired by top leaders in the world of film and TV entertainment as they share their vision of the future.

BTGC - Talks

The Bridging The Gap Conference! (BTGC) The 2021 / 2022 series of BTG Conference Talks cover drama, unscripted, market, grants, documentaries and more.

Whatever the genre, and the format, you'll discover it first at CBDFM | Brampton 2023, with our line-up of A-list Film and TV executives. Inspire your business and celebrate innovation, creativity, and purpose. 


Canada - Brampton & Nollywood Industry Media Mastermind & Keynotes Speakers

 (Keynote Speaker) Frances Bradshaw
Senior Advisor- Special Projects Office of the Mayor City of Brampton

(Panelist | Speaker)
Erica Henry-Jackman MPPAL Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office
City of Brampton

 (Keynote Speaker)
Mike Ciuffini  
Specialist,Film Services|Tourism & Special Events| Strategic Communications, Culture & Events City of Brampton

 (Keynote Speaker)
Mayor Patrick Brown
City of Brampton

(Guest Speaker)
Councillor Michael Palleschi - Region of Peel

Joy (Achele) Osiagwu
Media and Public Relations Associate at Nigeria High Commission Ottawa
MBA Media Leadership

 CHSDonald Egbufor
2nd Secretary Nigerian High Commission Otta

(Keynote Speaker)
(His Excellency)

Mr. Adeyinka Asekun
Nigerian High Commissioner to Canada

(Panelist / Keynote Speaker)
Chazz Okparanta:CLU,CHS
President of CHAZZ

Dr. Daniel Onaifo (PhD)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Western University

(Panelist | Speaker)
Bianca Nastasi
 Business Planning Consultant |Business Banking|Ontario East|CIBC

(Panelist | Speaker)
Ashif Mohamed
Director, CIBC Business Banking

(Panelist | Speaker | Host)
Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro (TJ)
 Founder |President | Executive Artistc Director of TINFF | IBDFF | Black Actors & Film Guild Canada

(Panelist | Speaker)
Ayodeji R. Makun (AY)
 Nigerian- Nollywood's actor, comedian, radio and TV presenter, writer, producer and film director.

(Panelist | Speaker)
Titi Kuti
 Nigerian - Nollywood actor, film producer, model, and television host. 

BTG Conference Diversity Talks 2022

Canada and Nollywood industry experts’ government representatives from the City of Brampton, Telefilm Canada, Ontario Creates, Canadian Heritage, NFB Canada, CHAZZ Financial, CIBC Banking, TINFF and streamers share their Diversity & Inclusion focused programming, financing, acquisition and commissioning strategies. This session expands on their targets, and their investment and discusses their measures to drive increased representation both on and off-screen.


Canadian Industry Media Mastermind & Keynotes Speakers

(Panelist | Speaker)
Fabrice Ravier (MTL):
Telefilm Canada - Inclusive Initiavies Advisor and Investment Analyst, Business Affairs Conseiller 

(Panelist | Speaker)
Ivonete de Sousa
Ontario Creates
Consultant (Film & TV), Industry Initiatives

(Panelist | Speaker)
Teri Snelgrove
is a Producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s BC & Yukon Studio.

(Panelist | Speaker)
Rohan Fernando
Producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s Quebec-Atlantic studio.

(Panelist | Speaker)
Erica Henry-Jackman MPPAL Advisor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office
City of Brampton

(Moderator | Host)
Kathryn Fasegha 

(Moderator | Co-host)
Peter Wolfl, P.Eng, MBA,
C/VP Level Major Account Sales | Revenue Generator | Strategic Business Development

(Panelist | Keynote Speaker)
Chazz Okparanta
CLU,CHS President of
CHAZZ Financial

(Panelist | Speaker | Host)
Isioro Tokunbo Jaboro (TJ)
 Founder |President | Executive Artistc Director of TINFF | IBDFF | Black Actors & Film Guild Canada


Nollywood Industry Media Mastermind & Keynotes Speakers

(Panelist | Speaker)
Emeka-Rollas President, Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN)

(Panelist | Speaker)
Pmo Anyiam-osigwe
Creative Director, Founder: The Africa Movie Academy Awards, (AMAA), President Association of Movie Producers Nigeria, Writer,Filmmaker,Lawyer,ChatShow Host .

(Panelist | Speaker)
Victor Okhai  
National President  Directors Guild of Nigeria

(Panelist | Keynote Speaker)
Alhaji Adedayo Thomas:
The Executive Director of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVSB), Nigeria

(Panelist | Speaker)
Patrick Lee:
Head of Operations Viva Cinemas Nigeria

(Panelist |Speaker)
Lancelot O. Imasuen Nigerian- Nollywood Film Director and Producer.

(Panelist |Speaker)
Iyen Agbonifo- Obaseki Costume designer | Art Director | Ex- President- Creative Designer’s Guild of Nigeria

(Moderator | Host)
 Ijeoma Onah
SuperTV & Founder, Nigerian International Film & TVSummit (Lagos, LA, Paris & Toronto) Ag.CEO & Director Content Partnerships SuperTV 

(Panelist |Speaker)
Fidelis Duker  
Founder | Festival Director​​ of Abuja International Film Festival (AIFF)

(Panelist |Speaker)
Israel Kashim Audu  
Founder | Festival Director​​ ofKaduna international film festival

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