CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2022

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CaribbeanTales “The Big Pitch”

Toronto, On – CaribbeanTales Media Group, (CTMGfounded by filmmaker, producer & member of the Directors Branch Executive Committee of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and SciencesFrances-Anne Solomon announced this year’s “The Big Pitch” will take place on September 11th.  “The Big Pitch,” in partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), runs from 9am – 11am and will be followed by CTMG’s Red Hot networking mixer (11am-12:30pm). The event takes place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, Luma lounge.  


Nine emerging mid-career BIPOC filmmakers have been carefully selected from CaribbeanTales Black Incubator and Studio Access Project (CTBISAP) and the CineFam Limitless Incubator have been chosen to participate in “The Big Pitch” on September 11, 2022.  The highly competitive incubator programs provide opportunities to BIPOC filmmakers to acquire skill sets and training that will help ensure their success & culminates with “The Big Pitch.” This year’s chosen participants have the opportunity to pitch their projects to a group of industry leaders put together by CaribbeanTales Media Group.  The filmmakers will present their projects to top Canadian and international broadcasters and distributors for cash, mentorship, and support for their projects.

WHAT: The Big Pitch in partnership with Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF)



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TFCA Awards

TFCA Awards 2019

TORONTO – The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open – a drama directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers about a friendship between two Indigenous women from different social backgrounds – has won the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2019 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award along with its $100,000 purse.

The award is the richest annual film prize in Canada. It was presented to director Kathleen Hepburn and director/co-star Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers by author and feminist heroine Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale inspired the culturally-impactful series that will soon shoot a fourth season in Toronto.

TFCA Awards

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is an adventurous work shot in real time on 16mm film. It co-stars Violet Nelson as a pregnant young woman fleeing an abusive relationship and was previously named one of the top 10 Canadian movies of the year by the Toronto International Film Festival.

As runners-up, Antigone director Sophie Deraspe and Firecrackers director Jasmin Mozaffari each received $5,000 from Rogers Communications.

Hosted by TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey, the ceremony took place at a gala dinner held January 9, 2020 at The Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto with a cocktail reception sponsored by Cineplex Entertainment.
“The title is poetic, but the story is grounded in the bone-deep reality that animates the best of Canadian film,” TFCA President Peter Howell said of The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open. “TFCA members responded to its empathy, honesty and social currency, as will anyone who views it.”
“It’s incredibly satisfying to see the TFCA’s critics celebrate a vital Indigenous story directed by two women working on the cutting edge of Canadian cinema,” said Rogers Vice-Chair Phil Lind. “The originality, emotional power and sheer nerve of The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open is exactly what this award is designed to encourage.” 

At the gala, actors Sarah Gadon (Alias Grace, True Detective) and Kaniehtiio Horn (Letterkenny, Mohawk) introduced messages of thanks from winners, including videos from triple winner, director Bong Joon-ho (Parasite) and Best Actor winner Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and a message from Steven Zaillian, Best Screenplay winner for The Irishman.

Traci Melchor, senior correspondent for CTV’s etalk, handed the award for Best Animated Feature to director Chris Butler for Missing Link. The stop-motion film from Portland’s Laika studios had already won a Golden Globe earlier in the week.
Host Bailey presented the Allan King Documentary Award to Yiqian Zhang, co-producer of American Factory, Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert’s film about a Chinese company that takes over a shuttered GM plant in Ohio, and the cultural clashes that followed in the workplace.

Actor Amanda Brugel (The Handmaid’s Tale, Kim’s Convenience) presented actor-director Deragh Campbell with the $10,000 Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist. Campbell has starred in Sofia Bohdanowicz’s trilogy Never Eat Alone, Veslemøy’s Song and MS Slavic 7, co-directing the latter. In 2019, she starred in Anne at 13,000 Ft., which received a jury honourable mention at the Toronto International Film Festival.
In its mission to recognize new voices in film criticism, the TFCA gave Victor Stiff the second annual RBC TFCA Emerging Critic Award, presented to him by Canadian comedy legend Rick Mercer. Stiff is a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer-approved critic who is an editor at and and a contributor to several online film outlets

As well, the TFCA gave a special citation to the Canadian independent film distributor Mongrel Media, honouring its 25 years of “making the Canadian cinematic landscape a richer, more adventurous place.” In the absence of Mongrel founder Hussain Amarshi, TFCA President Peter Howell led applause for a film distributor that “has immeasurably enriched and enlivened the Canadian film scene,” with its support for such national talents as Sarah Polley, Deepa Mehta and Jennifer Baichwal and international stars like Abbas Kiarostami, Joel and Ethan Coen, Ken Loach and Michael Haneke.
Richard Crouse, host of the CTV talk show Pop Life, and prominent celebrity TV-interviewer Teri Hart welcomed eminent members of the film industry, civic and cultural community on the red carpet, including Atwood, Mercer and Butler, TIFF co-head and executive director Joana Vicente, actress Nahéma Ricci (Antigone) and former TIFF COO and brand-builder Michèle Maheux, recipient of this year’s Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award. That award came with a pay-it-forward grant of $50,000 in production services to a rising filmmaker, which Maheux presented to Lina Rodriguez. Veteran filmmaker Don McKellar (Last Night, Through Black Spruce) presented the award.

The TFCA is extremely grateful to founding sponsor Rogers Communications for the Rogers Best Canadian Film Award, to returning sponsors Labatt for the Stella Artois Jay Scott Prize for an emerging artist, to Technicolor Creative Services for the Technicolor Clyde Gilmour Award, and to Cineplex Entertainment for the Cineplex cocktail reception. The TFCA thanks Air Canada as the official airline sponsor and RBC for the Emerging Critic Award. The TFCA also thanks champagne sponsor Perrier-Jouët, The Globe and Mail, Zoomer Magazine, Chair-man Mills, TAXI Canada and welcomes new official hotel sponsor The Omni King Edward Hotel.
(Under the TFCA’s guidelines, contenders eligible for the awards include films released in Canada in 2019 plus films that qualify for the 2019 Oscars and have Canadian distribution scheduled by the end of February 2020.)
About the Toronto Film Critics Association
Established in 1997, the Toronto Film Critics Association is comprised of Toronto based journalists and broadcasters who specialize in film criticism and commentary. All major dailies, weeklies and a variety of other print and electronic outlets are represented.
The TFCA is affiliated with the International Federation of International Film Critics (FIPRESCI). Members have sat on juries at festivals in Cannes Toronto, Berlin, Venice, Miami, Palm Springs, Vienna, Chicago, Pusan, Moscow, San Francisco, Warsaw, Amsterdam and London, among others.

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CaribbeanTales International Film Festival 2016

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival


Celebrating the 11th Anniversary: CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

Acknowledges 2016 Award Winners CaribbeanTales International Film Festival
Hosted by: Frances Anne Solomon Filmmaker/Founder, CaribbeanTales, Executive Director CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, CaribbeanTales Incubator Program, Chief Executive Officer, CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, CaribbeanTales-TV, CaribbeanTalesFlix



Best Feature:
Diary of a Badman
Diemiruaya Deniran, Jamaica/USA, 2016, 107 minutes, Canadian Premiere

Best Documentary:
Si Bondye Vle Yuli (God Wiling, Yuli)
Jean Jean, Dominican Republic, 2015, 70 minutes, Spanish with English subtitles, Canadian Premiere

Caribbean Spirit Feature:
Battledream Chronicle
Alain Bidard, Martinique, 2015, 109 minutes, French with English subtitles, Toronto Premiere


Best Actor/Actress:
Jacinth Sutphin as Simone Williams in Diary of a Badman
Diemiruaya Deniran, Jamaica/USA, 2016, 107 minutes, Canadian Premiere

Best Short:
Ti Coq
Nadia Charlery, Martinique, 2015, Montreal; 22 minutes, French with English Subtitles

Caribbean Spirit Short:
Dreams in Transit
Karen Martinez, TnT/UK, 2015, 30 minutes, English


Best Canadian Presentation:
50 Years of Black Activism
Canada 2015, English, Canadian Premiere, 50 minutes
Presented by The Akua Benjamin Legacy Project and Ryerson University
Executive Producer – Alison Duke
Book of Love: The Legacy of Gwen and Lenny Johnson of Third World Books and Crafts, dir by Sarah Michelle Brown
Charley: The Legacy of Charles Roach, dir. by Laurie Townshend
Dudley Speaks for Me: the legacy of Dudley Laws, dir. by Ngardy Conteh George
Where is Marlene Green, dir. by Ella Cooper
Rosie: The Fearless Rebel: The legacy of Rosie Douglas, dir. Sonia Godding Togobo


2016 CaribbeanTales Incubator Program
Presented by Flow and Co-sponsored by Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation

The 7th Annual CaribbeanTales Market Incubator (CTI) is a development and production hub for Caribbean and Diaspora producers, whose aim is to increase the volume of compelling world-class content from the Caribbean region. Flow is the lead sponsor of the CTI, as part of its commitment to developing the regional industry. And, for the first time, three winning projects will receive pilot funding from Flow.


CTi Incubator Jury 1st Prize
Alain Bidard, Martinique
Battledream Chronicles is an animated science fiction fantasy series adapted from his feature film of the same name. Battledream — the first – feature-length animation from the Francophone Caribbean

CTi Incubator Jury 2nd Prize
Kafi Kareem Farrell, Trinidad and Tobago
Screenwriter and multi-platform media producer Farrell for Big Man Dan, an off-beat animation series.


CTi Incubator Jury 3rd Prize
Juliette McCawley, Trinidad and Tobago (sponsored by the Trinidad and Tobago Film Company)
From actress, director and producer McCawley, Bitter Fruit, is a gripping telenovela full of intrigue and betrayal.

Blockchain Revolution Audience Choice Award*
Alain Bidard



Reel Asian International Film Festival Toronto

Reel Asian International Film Festival Toronto

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Toronto Film Festival 2015 Parties

Toronto Film Festival 2015 Parties

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Film: MISTRESS AMERICA: Noah Baumbach Greta Gerwig

Film: MISTRESS AMERICA: Noah Baumbach Greta Gerwig

Tracy, a lonely college freshman in New York, is having neither the exciting university experience nor the glamorous metropolitan lifestyle she envisioned. But when she is taken in by her soon-to-be stepsister, Brooke—a resident of Times Square and adventurous gal about town—she is rescued from her disappointment and seduced by Brooke’s alluringly mad schemes. Mistress America is Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig’s new comedy about dream-chasing, score-settling, and cat stealing.

Ten years ago, The Squid and the Whale premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and Baumbach won the directing and the screenwriting awards. In 2012, he teamed up with Gerwig to create the enchanting Frances Ha, and their magic continues with Mistress America. Gerwig elevates her craft to new heights and imbues Brooke with fragile confidence and infectious charm. As Tracy, newcomer Lola Kirke is a revelation. Featuring incisive dialogue and boundless wit, Mistress America is a ride through New York that captures the hopes and dreams (some shattered) of those who are drawn there.


Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach Greta Gerwig
Lourenço Sant’Anna Sophie Mas
Noah Baumbach Scott Rudin Lila Yacoub Rodrigo Teixeira Greta Gerwig
Sam Levy
Jennifer Lame
Dean Wareham Britta Phillips
Paul Hsu
Greta Gerwig Lola Kirke

—T.G. Witer From Sundance Fest

2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS: Best Motion Picture

2015 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS: Best Motion Picture


Christian Sparkes
2015 Canadian Screen Awards
Nominated:Best Motion Picture
Joel Thomas Hynes Cast No Shadow

Best Motion Picture
Joel Thomas Hynes
Christian Sparkes