New database aims to empower WOC
March 1, 2022

New database aims to empower WOC

TORONTO — CineFAM ( has launched the “Women of Colour (WOC) Content Creator Database” in an effort to enhance the visibility of women of color in the film industry and provide them with networks and accessibility to larger resources. CineFAM is a Canadian not-for-profit initiative founded by filmmaker and CaribbeanTales Media Group founder Frances-Anne Solomon. The new initiative coincides with International Women’s Month and can be found on the CineFAM website.  
The WOC initiative has already added more than 40 women of color content creators to its database and is still accepting applications. Those who identify as a WOC filmmaker or content creator are encouraged to fill out an application, here

“This database is a step forward for WOC filmmakers' voices to be heard and their work to be seen,” explains Solomon. “CineFAM’s mission is to promote and broaden the visibility of women of color in the film industry and provide paths to a larger network. We look forward to welcoming as many new filmmakers as possible.”   

The WOC initiative is being made possible through a grant from The Canada Council Of The Arts, which contributes to the vibrancy of a creative and diverse arts and literary scene, and supports its presence across Canada and around the world. The Council is Canada’s public arts funder, with a mandate to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.” The Council’s grants, services, initiatives, prizes and payments support Canadian artists, authors, and arts groups and organizations.