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CT 2012 : Activities 10 Packed Days Celebrating Film From The Caribbean Diaspora

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Wednesday 5th September 2012 Lakeshore Terrace, Harbourfront

CTWD will host a high profile Launch Party that will serve as a tourism destination branding opportunity for islands, as well as a showcase for the developing film industry.


Our Opening Night Film is the fantastic music documentary “The Story of Lover’s Rock” by Barbadian/British filmmaker Menelik Shabazz.



September 5th, 10th, 12th, 14th and 15th

Screenings and presentations that engage family, youth and community in an appreciation of films – from French Guyana, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Britain, the U.S. and all corners of the Caribbean Region and Diaspora.

    Centrepiece Film is the exquisite award-winning feature LOVE CHILD by Leticia Tonos from Domincan Republic.

    Closing Feature is ORPAILLEUR, an action thriller from French Guyana by Marc Barrat.

    This year’s special focus is a Spotlight on African-American Independent filmmaking.

    We will also have a Shorts Showcase of the best Caribbean films under 10mins.


Sept 4th – 9th 2012.

An Intensive 3 day Incubator where selected producers will have an opportunity to hone their business plans and film/television pitches, through one-on-one support and group interventions led by international consultants. The Incubator will also include a Pitching Breakfast.


Throughout the week, CTWD will host a number of intimate events that will include many opportunities to network informally and have private one on one meetings with international buyers and funders attending the Toronto International Film Festival.



CTWD participants will benefit from special discounted rates for TIFF passes. TIFF representatives will be on hand to help filmmakers negotiate the festival. CaribbeanTales will assist filmmaker to navigate the festival



A workshop for youth presenting them with the opportunity to create and complete a film within 48 hours. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop led by awardwinning filmmaker Rodney Smith. The Challenge will kick off at midnight on Wednesday September 5th and end at midnight on Friday September 7th. The 10 top films will be screened throughout the Showcase at Harbourfront and the overall winners will be celebrated at an award cenermony on Saturday September 15th.

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