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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 7
Celebrate With Us at the 2016 Opening Gala
6 p.m. Gala Reception with Live music
8 p.m. Screenings followed by talk back
Women of Colour Creators Short Film Winners: See Me Now & Do You Remember Me
Feature: Diary of a Badman
The 11TH Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), 11th annual edition, themed #CaribbeanLove, returns to downtown Toronto, at The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, with an Opening Gala on Wednesday, September 7. This event begins at 6 p.m. with a Caribbean reception and live performance by Trinidad and Tobago’s Freetown Collective, a tribe of highly passionate poets and lyricists. Please visit Facebook Freetown Collective
At 8 p.m., CTFF and ACTRA Toronto in association with Trinity Square Video present CineFAM: Women of Colour Creators Short Film Challenge. The winners are:
See Me Now, Dharini Woollcombe, Linda A. Palmieri and Carin Moffat of Light the Girl Productions.
With one dance, a Burmese 81-year-old retired prima-ballerina forces an African-Canadian woman, who is an Assisted Living Care Worker turning 40, to wake up and realize that the path to finding joy and passion again is by reclaiming her own creative expression.
Do You Remember Me, Yazmin Ali
Using sweet poetic dialogue, Delilah and Fitzgerald remember their love as it was.
Immediately following is the feature presentation and Canadian Premiere of DIARY OF A BADMAN, Diemiyuaya Deniran, Jamaica/USA, 2016, 107 minutes.
She wanted to prove her strength in her career. He was an ambitious drug dealer. Yet as Detective, Simone Williams (played by Jacinth Sutphin) finally gets her chance to go undercover to catch Winston Bailey aka Bucky. She finds, instead of the hardline criminal, there is a man behind the mask and lines blur, as Munchy, her undercover persona, grows more and more connected to Bucky.
Awards: Winner of Best Narrative Feature Jamaica Film Festival 2015
In attendance director Diemiruaya Deniran, lead actress/co-producer Jacinth Sutphin and actor/co-producer Richard Bird.
A Q&A/Talk Back with all the directors and lead actors will follow.
This year’s Festival running from Sept. 7 to 17 includes nine feature-length and 17 short films in Official Competition for the CTFF Jury and Audience Awards, to be announced on Closing Night. Screenings run daily from Sept. 14 – 17 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. From September 6 – 11, the Festival hosts the 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Incubator Program (CTI). This year for the first time the CTI is sponsored by Flow, the Caribbean’s leading TV and communications provider, as part of its commitment to the development of the Caribbean filmmaking industry.
Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.caribbeantales.ca/CTFF and on-site one hour before each screening at The Royal Cinema.
Ticket prices are:
Opening Night Gala – $25 (includes reception & screening)
Festival pass – $75 (includes all screenings and opening night)
Single Ticket – $10
For more information about the Festival, please call the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Office line on: 416-534-8308 or our mobile line: 647-739-4294 or visit our website http://www.caribbeantales.ca and through our email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are presently confirming interviews and screeners are available upon request. Thank you!
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About CaribbeanTales International Film Festival – CTFF
The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), now in its 11th year, celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practice their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, and those of African, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern descent. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse shared stories and cultures.
CTFF is produced by CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Canadian charity that aims to connect people through film. The company’s mandate is to foster and encourage intercultural understanding and racial equality, through the creation, marketing and distribution of film programs, events and projects that reflect the diversity and creativity of Caribbean heritage culture.
As well as the CTFF, CT’s activities include its renowned Incubator Program, community screenings and partnerships, and CaribbeanTales-TV, a video on demand platform. Past projects have included community and school screenings of the movie A Winter Tale; The Literature Alive Project (funded by Canadian Heritage) a multi-faceted
multi-media project that celebrates and features three generations of Caribbean Canadian literary achievement, from Austin Clarke to díbi Young; the CaribbeanTales Youth Film Festival – Celebrating Black History Month (founded in 2009) and the CaribbeanTales Multi-media E-newsletter (since 2003).