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Celebrate International PRIDE Month with CaribbeanTales’ initiative: #INTERSECT!

June is international PRIDE Month, a time when Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) people celebrate their identity. CaribbeanTales is celebrating by the launch of #INTERSECT – an initiative which provides a platform for stories for by and about queer and trans people of colour (QTPOC)! 2017’s activities include the addition of LGBTQI collection on CaribbeanTales-TV.com, as well as a series ofscreenings and a short film challenge at the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, sponsored by CTWD.

Co-presented with the Toronto Queer Film Festival, this short film challenge seeks the submission of diverse stories of any theme and genre by, for and about QTPOC from across the Caribbean Region and Diaspora. This challenge is supported by the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention.

CRITERIA: – 5 minutes or less – Written, directed and performed mainly by QTPOC

PRIZES: – Cash – Equipment – Screening at CTFF – Distribution through CTWD

We are also partnering with TQFF to offer an Intro to Experimental Filmmaking Workshop!!! June 17, 2017, 11:30am – 5pm More Info + Sign Up: http://torontoqueerfilmfest.com/intro-to-experimental-filmmaking-workshop/

Click Here to: Submit A Short Film + Get More Info

Click below to watch any of the 2016 SHORT FILM CHALLENGE WINNERS FREE ONLINE!
The following four short films were selected as winners of the 2016 Short Film Challenge. Brotherhood: The Trans Edition (top left), produced by TransWave from Jamaica, and Pelau: Two Ingredients One Meal (top right), from Trinidad and Tobago, were screened at the CTFF2016. All of them will be playing onOUTtv this year!

Of Men and Gods  Anne Lescot & Laurence Magloire I Doc | Haiti | 2002 | 52 min. | Subtitles: Eng, Fr, SpA Haitian Vodou practice sees gay and trans Haitians as “children” of the gods. It is this divine protection that forces the rest of society to accept and respect them – to some extend. Stream Now Thick Skyrocket Productions I Feature Film | U.S.A | 2014 | 90 mins | English | HD An apartment complex manager and criminal businesswoman loses her grasp, and her employees start to undermine her by looking for a way out of her fledgeling criminal empire.   Stream Now Ariana Shashi Balooja I Short film | Canada | 2013 | 33 min | English | HDA young man’s relationship with his live-in Grandma Ariana and live-in boyfriend causes them all to think in different ways about life, love and what they mean to each other.   Stream Now

  A Safe Space  Jeremy Steffan Edwards I Short Documentary | Trinidad & Tobago | 2016 | 12 min | English | HD The untimely death of a teenager pushes to action his peers to found the Silver Lining Foundation. His mother, Katherine Kazanjian, relates the heart-breaking ordeal and the journey to turn this tragedy into an avenue to help other young LGBTQ people. Stream Now   Tolerance Reginald Campbell Jr I Documentary | Jamaica and USA | 2014 | 28 min. | English and Jamaican Patois An exploration of the choices that members of the Jamaican LGBTQ community are forced to make to live in their truth. Despite the injustice and hatred that the community faces, there are a few among them who view themselves as revolutionaries. Stream Now   The 12th CaribbeanTales International Film Festival will feature our 7th Queer and Trans Caribbean Night during our main festival in September,  as well as a co-presenting the Toronto Queer Film Festival‘s QUEER GEOGRAPHIES, RESISTANT HISTORIES: June 16, 9pm, and hosting a Community Screening with Support Our Youth in July! Programming will be announced at the July 6th Media Launch.   Purchase Tickets

                     The CTWD films will also be available to stream on Flow on Demand for the month of June!

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