Adding More Colors To Our Stories
BC Minorities for Film and TV is a non-profit based organization that focuses on empowering minorities, by bridging the gap through creating equal opportunities.
By ‘minorities’ we mean all genders from all visible minority groups. including racial; ethnic; disabilities and refugees etc. Unlike many organizations, our mission is not limited to one specific identity or culture. We aim to uplift any minority, from ethnic groups and racialized people to LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities, from Indigenous Peoples to refugees and immigrants.
Canadian diversity is not reflected in our media. In a recent study by McGill University, a cultural analysis they found that white actors are three times more likely to be represented in film, and . The study also found that white actors are 111 times more likely to get a lead role. When it comes to behind- the- scenes the lack of representation of minorities is even more visible notable - (CBC news).
Unlike most organizations, our mission is not limited to a specific group. We support any visible minority from Disabilities, LGBTQ+ to ethnic groups, first nations and immigrants.
As Canadians, diversity is our strength. Let’s strengthen our film community.
Our mission is to support realistic representation for minorities in film. We want to give everybody an equal chance to tell stories and not be limited by their circumstances. We want minorities to have a stronger footprint and echo amplify their voice in our film community. We advocate for minorityiesrights in front of and behind the camera.
Our membership program will be running soon to support each members to get the access to resources they needed to advance their career in film industry.
Please contact us for any partnership opportunities so we can work togetherand help us to make minorities more visible in our film community.
We provide Workshops & Social Events
in acting, writing, directing and producing under the mentor-ship of successful minority filmmakers.
The membership also allows for the members to attendance at our monthly regular social events, to and network with other minority groups. It’s a fun and safe environment to get to know each other and spark collaborations on upcoming projects.
IATSE LOCAL 891
8 Dec, 2020
A Collaboration Between BCMFT & IATSE Local 891 Human Rights Committee on
an Equality Video Statement.
Directors Guild of Canada
Union of BC Performers