About CaribbeanTales International Film Festival

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) is celebrating its 16th year in 2021. CTFF celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean and African heritage who practice their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide.
CTFF 2021 is made up of 100% Caribbean-made and themed content. Our films are created by a team member of Caribbean descent or in the Caribbean Diaspora. We take pride in Supporting Caribbean Filmmakers & Creators Worldwide.
Festival Films are available on VOD with your festival pass. Films are available September 8th to 24th, 2021.
According to the 2016 Census, there are nearly 2 million Canadians of Caribbean and African origin, not including those born in Canada. CTFF serves this important demographic, as well as those from the wide Caribbean Diaspora, including Europe, the Americas, China, India and the Middle East. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse and shared stories as well as cultures.

CaribbeanTales Media Group

Built over 20 years, The CaribbeanTales Media Group is the only media group in Canada that provides an ecosystem of screen-based activities that serve Black Canadian, and culturally diverse audiences.  CTMG is Black-owned, staffed and controlled. Our Board leadership and staff are mainly Black and are culturally diverse. CTMG provides a pipeline of activities from creation to distribution that aims to uplift,  enrich, promote and monetize Black and culturally diverse film and television content for audiences. 

CaribbeanTales Media Group (CTMG) is a multifaceted group of media companies that produces, markets, and sells culturally diverse film and television content. Founded by award-winning filmmaker and Academy member Frances-Anne Solomon, CTMG includes: CaribbeanTales Inc, a registered Canadian Charity; CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution, a film distribution entity; the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, now celebrating 15 years; Caribbeantales-TV a VOD streaming service; the CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI), a year-round development and production hub for Creatives of Colour; and CaribbeanTalesFlix, our production arm.

In 2014, Frances-Anne Solomon founded CineFAM, to amplify the voices of women of colour creators worldwide that now includes an annual film festival, a microcinema challenge for emerging creators, and an incubator for first-time feature directors.


Frances-Anne Solomon

Founder and Executive Director

Diana Webley

Festival Director

Courtney Panchan

Festival Manager

Rodney V. Smith

Web & Graphic Design Manager


Maya Bastian

Incubator Coordinator

Neetika Sharma

CTFF Operations Manager
& Incubator Coordinator

Fennella Bruce

Publicity & Media Management

Mandisa Pantin

Festival Programmer

Gary Warren

Digital Events Specialist