CEO Joy Loewen was honoured at the recent Afro Prairie Film Festival with a special leadership award.
Presented jointly by Afro Prairie Film Festival and Reelworld Screen Institute, Joy received the 2020 Black Leadership Award of Distinction in recognition of her outstanding efforts in the promotion and exhibition of Canadian art and artists.
The Afro Prairie Film Festival hosted on Treaty 1 Territory supports black filmmakers in Canada. In celebration of Black History Month, Black Space Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Film Group presented this festival celebrating black cinema across North America while promoting the work of established and emerging black filmmakers in Canada. The Afro Prairie Film Festival provides programming and education that explores black narratives on screen and behind the scenes.