WHO WE ARE
BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots nonprofit organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada's TV and film industry. From writers, directors, producers and actors to editors, crew members and executives, our members are a mix of emerging, mid-level and established industry professionals. BIPOC TV & Film is dedicated to increasing the representation of BIPOC both in front and behind the camera.
BIPOC TV & Film was founded in 2012 as Indigenous & Creatives of Colour in TV & Film by Writer/Director Nathalie Younglai, who saw a need to form a community for others like her, who were also feeling isolated by the overall lack of representation of BIPOC in the industry. This collective is the only intersectional organization in Canada dedicated to providing safe spaces for all Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the industry.
BIPOC TV & Film hosts a series of panels, Q&A sessions, workshops, networking events and provides opportunities to secure employment in the television and film industry, specifically targeted to BIPOC. We also hold occasional events throughout the year that are open to allies, as we believe the support of allies is integral to creating a welcoming industry for BIPOC.
EMERGING TALENT INITIATIVES
BIPOC TV & Film believes in the need to instill and encourage our youth and emerging talent to see themselves as part of the industry, and to believe that a dream of working in TV and film is a viable and attainable career. We partner with leading industry professionals, organizations and productions studios to create workshops, internships, set visits and skill training programs for BIPOC youth and emerging talent who wish to pursue opportunities in the industry. Please visit our social channels for the latest announcements or inquire with us here.
HireBIPOC.com is the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC creatives and crew working in screen-based industries.
HireBIPOC will facilitate and increase BIPOC hiring in Canadian media & entertainment (television, film, digital) - whether Canadian or shot-in-Canada - in roles at all levels, across all areas of the industry - including production (above and below the line), behind the scenes, communications & marketing, and on-air.
All self-identified BIPOC working in all areas of the industry, across all experience/education levels, are encouraged to join. Check out the website here.