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Delivering on our equity, diversity and inclusion commitments. By March 31, 2025, over 30% of NFB productions and co-productions in progress will be directed by artists and filmmakers who self-identify as Black and People of Colour.

Montreal – WEBWIRE

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) has committed to ensuring that by March 31, 2025, over 30% of its productions and co-productions underway at that time will be directed by artists and filmmakers who self-identify as Black and People of Colour.* This figure represents the minimum expected outcome, as the NFB continues to evolve and adapt to Canadian society’s dynamism and diversity.

“The NFB is committed to following best practices and policies to ensure equitable representation at all levels, both in front of and behind the camera. Last April, we released a self-declaration questionnaire to respectfully collect data on the community of creators and creative partners. The data gathered will allow us to give those who have been historically underrepresented. Diverse voices and perspectives are crucial to our success and to the success of Canadian storytelling,” said Government Film Commissioner and NFB Chairperson Suzanne Guèvremont.

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*The term Black and People of Colour refers to individuals who are non-white in race and not Indigenous. It includes but is not limited to those who identify as Black (including Black African, Black Caribbean, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Arab, Afro-Latin), Asian (including West Asian, East Asian, South Asian, South-East Asian, Central Asian, Pacific Islander), Latin American, Middle Eastern, North African, people from the Arabian Peninsula, and individuals who are of biracial or mixed-race backgrounds. (This definition is inclusive of international Indigenous nations and those who identify as both Black and a Person of Colour.)


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 About the NFB

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is one of the foremost creative centres in the world. As a public producer and distributor of Canadian content, a talent incubator and a lever for Canada’s creative sector, the NFB produces nearly one hundred titles every year—from socially engaged documentaries and auteur animation to groundbreaking interactive works and participatory experiences. It was among the first cultural organizations to make clear commitments to gender parity; to launch an action plan with the goal of supporting Indigenous perspectives; and to establish concrete actions and targets that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. In addition to serving as a reference point around the world for digitization and preservation practices, the NFB ensures the long-term conservation of its works as part of the audiovisual heritage of all Canadians.

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