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The Fifth Annual Toronto Black Film Festival (#TBFF17) has announced that Isaiah Washington will be the Ambassador of the 2017 installment of the Canadian festival.

Washington will kick off the festival as Guest Speaker during its Opening Night celebration on February 15 at the Isabel Bader Theatre.

The Fifth Annual TBFF, co-presented by TD Bank in collaboration with Global News, runs from February 15 – 19, presents 40 films from 20 countries and will pay tribute to Oscar Winner Louis Gossett Jr. on February 18.

Isaiah Washington is an accomplished actor and a great activist,” said Fabienne Colas, President and Founder of TBFF, “We are honored to have him join us and share his thoughts and commitment to diversity on screen for our Fifth Anniversary.”

Washington will be walking the red carpet of the Opening Night Gala on February 15 at the Isabel Bader Theatre at 6:30PM.

Founded by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, TBFF is dedicated to celebrating the very best in cinematic work dealing with the experiences of black people from a diversity of communities. Along with its sister festivals, the Montreal International Black Film Festival (now in its 13th year) and the new Halifax Black Film Festival, TBFF showcases new voices in cinema and encourages audiences to see the world in new ways. Visit Torontoblackfilm.com for more.

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