Sarah-Tai Black is a film programmer, arts curator, and writer living in Toronto. She is the Programmer at Images Festival and 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, CBC Arts, TIFF's The Review, and cléo journal, and alongside several artist projects. In collaboration with institutions such as Museum of Contemporary Art, 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 Canadian Art and Huffington Post.
As a programmer Sarah-Tai has worked as a part of TIFF’s festival programming team, served as a juror on behalf of several festivals such as 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.