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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Announces Media Launch Date for CTFF 2022

We’re Back in the Cinema with the 17th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

August 3, 2022 (Toronto, ON) – The 17th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) is set to reveal some of the outstanding festival programming on Wednesday August 10th at the iconic Carlton Cinema, 20 Carlton Street from 6:30pm – 8:30pm EST. “We are incredibly excited to be heading back to the cinema as well as continuing with our online option through CaribbeanTales-TV VOD for audiences to watch our great films from the comfort of their homes,” exclaimed Festival Director Diana Webley. “We are also very proud that the festival continues to be a platform for the work and support of Canadian Caribbean and African filmmakers.”

Special guest, The Honourable Jean Augustine will offer a sneak peek of the documentary feature Steadfast: The Messenger and the Message, followed by an intimate chat with Citynews reporter Tammie Sutherland about the making of the documentary and her long political legacy in Canada as the first Black female MP and Minister.

Additional special guests speakers are, CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) CEO and CTFF founder Frances-Anne Solomon, CTMG Board Member Denise Herrera Jackson, CBC Executive Director of Equity and Inclusion and CTFF Incubator Mentor, Nick Davis, and Festival Director, Diana Webley.

The CaribbeanTales Film Festival takes place September 8th- 24th with a programme of films from the African and Caribbean diaspora, talkbacks with actors and directors as well as the popular Big Pitch in partnership with TIFF.

The media launch is a free community event with registration required.

Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar.

Media Contact: Fennella Bruce | 647.290.7610 |

About CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

CaribbeanTales Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora and worldwide. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse and shared stories and cultures.

CTFF is produced by Caribbean Tales Inc., a registered Canadian charity. 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 and culture.

About CaribbeanTales Media Group

CaribbeanTales Media Group ( CTMG) is a multifaceted group of media companies that

produces, market, and sells culturally diverse film and television content from the Caribbean and

its wide Diaspora.

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