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CARIBBEANTALES ANNOUNCES: The 9th CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, September 3rd – 13th, 2014, Toronto

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The 9th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF), returns to Toronto beginning September 3 – 13 with special community screenings on July 26 and August 30th.
The festival showcases Caribbean films from 15 selected countries around the Region with public, community and online screenings. This includes 10-feature length and 20 short films in competition for the CTFF Audience Prize, which will be announced on Closing Night – September 13. The program will include an intensive four-day Market Incubator program as well as various networking sessions.
“As we continually grow in capacity and impact, the Canadian arm of CaribbeanTales is proud to present our flagship event for the ninth consecutive year.” says founder and filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon.  Presently, she is directing her attention towards working internationally with CTFF and its companies to produce, distribute, market and exhibit Caribbean-themed films and events for audiences everywhere.
This year’s event welcomes Malinda Francis as the new CTFF Director. One of her main goals is to build community partnerships to bring access of Caribbean film throughout Toronto. The festival launches this summer with two special community screenings on July 26 and August 30.
“This summer we have formed a new relationship with Scotiabank Toronto Junior Carnival with carnival-themed films, and we continue to work with West Side Arts Hub in the North End of the city,” said Francis. “We continue to build relationships across the city and throughout the year, to expose and create space and audience exposure to Caribbean Film.”

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