Ah-wake up in the morning and look for 3 little birds…still.

The world that has forever and tragically been changed, has re-birthed us. We are becoming aware of new possibilities to rediscover ourselves. We are more aware of our health, mentally and physically. We now re-examine how to socialise in our many communal festivals, our sports, our arts, our film. The sound of the drum is different as we re-ignite our rhythms in our communal, Caribbean diasporic spirit. Ah-wakening – Our identity in a new world and an understanding of worlds before.

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival returns in September 2022 for its 17th year – exploring mental health, celebration of freedom & independence, and an examination of the Caribbean spirit through film. This year’s line up will be available virtually after the festival ends on September 23rd through CaribbeanTales-TV, a video-on-demand platform for the best TV shows, movies, series and short films from Canada, Africa and the Caribbean.

CTFF 2022 Festival Highlights

CTFF is proudly hosting a special 85th birthday celebration screening of Steadfast: The Messenger and The Message – the documentary feature film directed by Fahim Hamid Ali about The Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine long political legacy in Canada as first Black female MP and Ministers. Cityline host Tracy Moore and CBC Anchor Dwight Drummond will be co-hosting the special screening and Honourable Dr. Jean Augustine 85th Birthday Celebration on Friday September 9th at 6pm with a Red Carpet. This special screening will be held at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto. 

Other key highlights of the film festival are Sweet T&T 60th Anniversary co-presented by Film TT, Big Pitch in partnership with TIFF, Reel Black: Our Film Stories, special presentation from the CaribbeanTales Media Group Microcredentials Program, and much more.