Changing the Narrative: 2020 Status of Canadian Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada’s Screen-based Production Sector

This survey of Canadian BIPOC professionals working in the screen-based production sector in Canada was commissioned by the Reelworld Film Festival and Reelworld Screen Institute. Amongst the key findings are that BIPOC industry professionals work in a wide range of creative, production, managerial, technical and business-related occupations. Over a quarter of respondents described having experienced overt discrimination, impeding their access to employment. Having more BIPOC professionals in leadership and decision-making roles would facilitate greater employment by freelancers who are BIPOC.


The survey also found that established BIPOC creators have difficulty accessing funding for the development or production of their film and television programs. Twenty percent of respondents intend to leave Canada to pursue their careers in the industry elsewhere.

The report can be accessed here.