Our Flims Making Moves Positive and Pregnant, is a raw and honest first film made by Candace and Stacey Lela. It screened at the 2011 New York Film and Television Festival in May, and is now being widely featured at the Trinidad and Tobago Television Festival. Mariel Brown’s beautiful documentary feature, The Solitary Alchemist
FAISAL LUTCHMEDIAL We met Faisal in Barbados earlier this year when he attended the CT2011 Incubator. This prolific Canadian filmmaker is of Trinidadian and Bangladeshi heritage. Making the Band, a feature film that he co-wrote, co-produced and was the Director Of Photography for, has just won multiple awards at the prestigious Zanzibar International Film Festival.
Spotlight : CaribbeanTales Market Incubator 7-13th September 2011 There are still places in our 2011 Toronto Incubator, so get in touch if you are interested in taking part. The CTWD Market Incubator Program was created to help producers make their projects market-ready, and connect with appropriate buyers. Participants are provided with invaluable training and networking
TORONTO (July 11, 2011) – The creativity of Caribbean filmmakers will be on show in Canada this September when CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution’s Toronto Film Showcase returns to “Hollywood North”. Now in its sixth year, the 2011 Toronto Film Showcase, and the recently introduced Market Access Program, returns from September 7 to 17, 2011 and
The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase, that closed CTO’s Caribbean Week in Brooklyn last month was an exhiliarating event, celebrating the exploding new Caribbean film and television industry from the heart of the Big Apple’s vast Caribbean community. The wonderful day of film-watching and discussion included a live interview with the Mighty Sparrow conducted by
CaribbeanTales and Third World Newsreel form powerful people-focused partnership NEW YORK (June 26, 2011) – Following the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase in New York, a Caribbean company has moved to announce a major deal with a veteran New York-based distributor to promote Caribbean culture to global audiences. Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the Barbados-based
NEW YORK (June 9, 2011) – The “Calypso King of the World” will add to the star power assembled for the CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase this weekend. Legendary calypso musician, The Mighty Sparrow, will feature in a 30-minute question and answer session with distinguished Caribbean-American scholar and author Dr. Elizabeth Nunez who is also
For Immediate Release NEW YORK (June 5, 2011) – Veteran Caribbean-American television executive Mark Walton of The Africa Channel will keynote the luncheon session of the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase. The Film showcase is set for the Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in New York at
NEW YORK (May 29, 2011) – The stage is set for the first CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase at the Spike Lee Screening Room at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus in New York on Saturday, June 11. The inaugural one-day event, which brings the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in New York to a close,
Hit For Six! opens the Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase in Barbados
Alison Saunders’ timeless award winning film “Hit For Six”, distributed by CTWD, will be the opening feature of the 3rd Travelling Caribbean Film Showcase when it screens in Barbados on Monday May 30th at the Errol Barrow Center for Creative Imagination. The film is the first Barbadian film to be included in the TCFS, and premiered with Spanish subtitles in Havana, Cuba last November at a screening hosted by the TCFS and the Barbados Embassy in Havana.
CaribbeanTales CEO Frances-Anne Solomon expressed pride and satisfaction at this achievement. “TCFS is a great initiative as it provides exposure for films throughout the English, Spanish, French and Dutch speaking Caribbean and even as far as Columbia.” She also noted that this followed the sale of Hit For Six! to MNET, a major South African television network which was another breakthrough for Barbadian, and for Caribbean film.
Written and directed by Alison Saunders Hit For Six! is a fictional account of a playboy West Indies cricketer who must fight the demons of his past, including a match fixing charge, in order to find love and earn the respect of his estranged father, a former great West Indies player.
“We are really delighted to be selected to break yet another barrier for Barbadian film by being subtitled in French and Spanish and included in the Caribbean Travelling Film Showcase. We believe this is critical as we seek greater integration with other language areas in the Caribbean and Latin America.” said Alison Saunders, the film maker and the Managing Director of Blue Waters Productions.
CaribbeanTales screened this beautiful film to a sold out audience at CaribbeanTales 2011 in Barbados in March 2011. Now, we are delighted to congratulate director Kareen Mortimer on the US theatrical Release of this brave and stunning film. Showtimes are 1:00 pm, 3:00pm, 5:05pm, 7:10pm and 9:35pm. WHAT : CHILDREN OF GOD by Kareen Mortimer
For Immediate Release Sylma Brown-Bramble of the Caribbean Tourism Organization. Photo credit: Margot Jordan Photo available here: http://tinyurl.com/sylma NEW YORK (May 12, 2011) – The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase was described as a “fantastic addition” to Caribbean Week in New York by the island region’s tourism body. The Caribbean Tourism Organization, made
Media Advisory: Press Conference – CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase/Caribbean Week in New York/ Barbados Tourism Update
WHO: Founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, Frances-Anne Solomon; Lennox Price, Consul General of Barbados at New York; Sylma Brown-Bramble, Director of the Americas, Caribbean Tourism Organization; Campbell Rudder, Vice President of Marketing, Barbados Tourism Authority. WHAT: Press Conference to announce The CaribbeanTales New York Film Showcase to be held during Caribbean Week in
Michelle Materre‘s conference “Remixed and Remastered: Defining and Distributing the Black Image…” took place in New York City on April 9/10. Most of you know that Michelle has been very involved with the CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution project during our first year – as a tutor and facilitator at our Toronto Launch and Market Acces Program,
NEW YORK (April 21, 2011) – The creativity of Caribbean filmmakers will be a focus of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Caribbean Week in New York, June 4 to 11, 2011.
Frances-Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, announced a new partnership with the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) which will feature trailers of top Caribbean films during CTO meetings and events during Caribbean Week, and a day-long Caribbean Film Showcase with panel discussions and networking on Saturday, June 11.
“By presenting the best and brightest of our filmmakers, our intention is to create a platform on the world stage for Brand Caribbean,” said Solomon, who noted that the linkages between film and the bread and butter tourism industry are obvious, but have not been exploited.
Sylma Brown-Bramble of CTO (left) and Frances-Anne Solomon in New York last week.
10 Outstanding Producers from around the world will participate in unique CaribbeanTales Content Incubator at CT 2011
CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution will host unique Content Incubator geared at developing market ready local content.
Bridgetown – Feb 18, 2011
Ten (10) outstanding producers from around the world will participate in the 1st CaribbeanTales Content Incubator due to kick off in Barbados on March 14 at the Island Inn Hotel.