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Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

REELWORLD'S

2021 TRAILBLAZER
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Director and Screenwriter

TRAILBLAZER

AWARDS

REELWORLD

2022 TRAILBLAZER
RECIPIENTS

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Trailblazer
Awards

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Kelly Fyffe-Marshall

Director and Screenwriter

Kelly Fyffe-Marshall is making impactful films about the expansiveness of Blackness. The
award-winning director’s distinct visual style has afforded her name to be woven into the
tapestry of Canada’s film landscape garnering recognition from TIFF, Sundance and the
Canadian Academy of Film and Television.
Using the medium to challenge negative depictions of Black people across the diaspora, her
work has been praised for its innovation and how it translates into social change. Her most
notable work includes: Haven (18), Black Bodies (20), OMI (22) and her debut feature When
Morning Comes premiering at TIFF 22.
Inspired by the textured lives Black people across the diaspora lead, Fyffe-Marshall is making
space for a myriad of Blackness on screens.

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2022 VISIONARY AWARD

2022 AWARD OF EXCELLENCE