Black Animators Matter Montréal (BAMM) Featured in Montréal Guardian 
"Charitable Choices: Sydnie Baynes for Black Animators Matter Montréal"
Black Animators Matter Montréal (BAMM), is a collective which focuses on making animation and storytelling more accessible to the BIPOC community. This organization was founded by Sydnie in August 2023.

About Montréal Guardian
Montréal Guardian is a Montréal-centric online lifestyle magazine focusing on arts, culture, food, history, lifestyle & more. Highlighting local talent the city has to offer, such as: new musicians, businesses, charities, chefs and comedians.
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Article written by Star Bunzigiye

Sydnie Baynes (Right) photographed with L.A. based animator, Ariana Greenidge (Left) at the Black Community Resource Centre's, Where They Stood: The World Premiere

Le Cinéclub: The Film Society Feature
This International Women's Day (2024), Sydnie received a feature from the local Cinéclub. This was a great honor as Sydnie's work is based around the celebration of women.

About Le Cinéclub: The Film Society 
Open to all cinephiles since 1992, we have been bringing Montrealers the best of cinema from around the world and from all eras. With films dating from the 1890s to today. From local experimental works to Hollywood Blockbusters in cinemascope, there is something for everyone. We don’t just watch films, we experience them…on the big screen in genuine motion picture film! Part of our activities include the conservation and preservation of precious reels of celluloid in our archives.

More information about Le Cinéclub: The Film Society, can be found on their website:

Guest appearance on CBC Radio Quebec Noon
Following the heightened interest in the Animated Black Film Festival, Sydnie was invited to make a guest appearance on CBC Radio Quebec Noon for the segment "What do you love about animation?" with Tamu Townsend and Shawn Apel!
Listen to the show here: 
Testimony on the Animated Black Film Festival, featured in Animation Magazine
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The Animated Black Film Festival is back!
The Black Community Resource Centre (BCRC) will hold the second annual Montreal Animated Black Film Festival this Saturday, February 24, in celebration of Black History Month and showcasing the artistic talents of Black animators. This edition is presented in partnership with Ubisoft, Cinesite and Annex Pro. The festival will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the PHI Centre on St. Pierre Street; free registration is open now through Eventbrite.
The event will feature screenings of five films spanning various animation genres, crafted by animators Ranee-Inez Henegan-Comeau, Étienne Jean-Baptiste, Kofi Oduro, Esandi Amarakoon and Jeffrey Tawiah. With a guest speaker panel moderated by Sydnie Baynes. The festival also highlights networking opportunities, fostering collaboration and mentorship among industry peers.
Read BCRC Film Festival Coordinator, Sydnie Baynes' testimony here:

Interview with Tamu Townsend Moderated by Pat Dillon-Moore
Sydnie does an interview with local animation fanatic, Tamu Townsend discussing the Montreal Black animation community. 
Watch the full version of this interview on YouTube!
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