Photography by  Alyson Hardwick .

Photography by Alyson Hardwick.


Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer and arts writer living and working in Toronto, Ontario. She is the Programming Coordinator at Images Festival and works as a member of TIFF’s festival programming team. She is also one of the Directors at The Royal Cinema where she programs a monthly series called Black Gold. Her writing has been published by numerous outlets, including The Globe and Mail, Cinema Scope, MUBI Notebook, TIFF's The Review, and cléo journal, and alongside projects by several Toronto-based artists. She has spoken about arts culture, film, and moving image arts in their many forms as a guest of the National Gallery of Canada and The Walrus, as well as with outlets such as Huffington Post, Toronto Film Critics Association, and NOW Magazine. As a programmer she has served as a juror on behalf of Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and BlackStar Film Festival, as well as partnered with several local arts organizations and initiatives including TIFF Cinematheque, Inside Out, and Regent Park Film Festival. She is committed to intersectional feminist practices within the arts and her work focuses heavily on the representation and experiences of black, queer, and body positive communities.