Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer, arts curator, and writer living in Toronto. She is the Programming Coordinator at Images Festival and works as a member of TIFF’s festival programming team. Sarah-Tai 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 several artist projects. In collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art and Necessary Angel, she has curated performance pieces by artists Lido Pimienta and Aisha Sasha John and 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 platforms such as Huffington Post.
As a programmer Sarah-Tai 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.