April 27, 2021 | Sasha Stoltz |
We are pleased to announce our upcoming festival schedule. This year’s line-up will once again be hosted virtually at https://caribbeantales-tv.com due to Covid-19 restrictions.
“Last year we grieved with George Floyd’s family and friends. We prayed, protested and spoke loudly about this unspeakable murder. We hope that 2021 has brought some peace for the Floyd family and encouragement for us all to keep standing up for justice. We at CaribbeanTales continue our mission of helping to end systemic racism by paving the road for diverse film and television producers to tell their stories to the widest audiences possible. And, we are committed to working with Black artists to develop and promote new content. As an organization, we will endeavour to provide platforms to exhibit these projects at our annual film festivals. We are humbled and hopeful because of the private and public partners who work with us to carry out our mission,” said Frances-Anne Solomon, Founder of the CaribbeanTales Media Group and CineFAM.
Following is the line-up of upcoming festivals that will be available for streaming on our proprietary platform at https://caribbeantales-tv.com:
The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival, www.windrushfilmfestival.com is produced by a nationwide community of business and creative arts organizations and leaders. The goal is to educate audiences on the contributions of the Windrush generation and their impact. Key Dates: Media Launch June 22nd, Opening Night – July 23, Closing Night – August 29th
The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), www.caribbeantales.org. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, CTFF continues its focus on promoting outstanding filmmakers who practice their craft across the Caribbean Diaspora including Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. Attendees can join our hosts, special guests and filmmakers for live screenings, panel discussions and talkbacks with the filmmakers. CTFF 2021 programming includes 50% Caribbean-Canadian content. CTFF 2021 is proudly supported by Telefilm Canada and The Government of Canada. Key Dates: Media Launch – July 8th, Opening Night – September 8th, Closing Night – September 24th
CineFAM, www.cinefam.ca is a Haitian Creole word meaning “films by women.” The festival’s mandate is to support bold, original stories by Women of Color Creators around the globe. Annual initiatives include, the film festival, a short film challenge for emerging filmmakers and a partnership with the Durban Filmmart to develop South Africa/Canada co-productions led by African women. 2021 is an exciting year for CineFAM, with the launch of an interactive e-portal, showcasing & connecting 150+ Canadian Women of Color creators. Key Dates: Media Launch – August 31, Opening Night – September 15, CineFAM Networking Mixer – October 23, Closing Night – October 24.
Attendees can purchase a pass for each festival, pay to view select films, or even take advantage of some free content. For more information, or to stay updated on our upcoming activities, please visit https://caribbeantales-tv.com.
CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) produces, markets, and sells culturally diverse film and television content. Founded by award-winning filmmaker, sitting jury member for the Oscars, and member of the Directors’ Guild of Canada, Frances-Anne Solomon, CTMG includes: CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Canadian Charity; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, a film distribution entity; the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, now celebrating 16 years; Caribbeantales-TV a VOD streaming service; the Creators of Colour Incubator (CCI), a year-round development and production hub for Creatives of Colour; and CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm.