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Rene Holder

Creative Entrepreneur, Art Director, Animator, Illustrator, CEO and Co-Founder of the Animation and Interactive Design Studio, Lab 206. One of Rene’s biggest passions is to bring animation and new media to the level in the Caribbean where it is appreciated locally as well as be competitive on a global market. He has completed one animated(…)

Melissa Gomez

  Originally from the island of Antigua, Melissa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in New York City. Melissa’s feature-length documentary directorial debut, Silent Music, is a portrait of her deaf family which won the Best Documentary awards at both the 2014 Maine Deaf Film Festival and the 2012 CaribbeanTales Film Festival, as well as(…)

Opening Night Gala Featuring The MIGHTY SPARROW!

THE MIGHTY SPARROW will be ATTENDING the OPENING NIGHT  RECEPTION and Q & A! September 3 @ 6:00 p.m. Slinger Francisco, better known as The Mighty Sparrow, affectionately dubbed The Birdie is the unrivaled Calypso King of the World, with a career that spans over 40 years. This artist par excellence has earned his rightful place as “King(…)

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) 2014

UPDATE WE ARE EXTENDING SUBMISSIONS TILL SUNDAY JUNE 15TH, YOU HAVE A WEEK TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS This year’s festival begins with community screenings in August throughout the GTA.  CTFF & Incubator 2014 runs September 2nd-13th at  & for our Incubator Program at UofT  (September 2nd-7th) Participants Pitch their projects at TIFF Lightbox and all(…)


Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of the CaribbeanTales Group of Media Companies announced this week the official launch of its new video-on-demand brand CaribbeanTales-TV, an online project specialising in Caribbean film and television content. CT-TV is part-funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and aims to target youth and educational institutions in the GTA, as well as regional(…)

Wells-Said: A Director’s Profile

By Diane De La Haye In an industry dominated by men, I was thrilled and impressed to learn that Jamaican filmmaker Mary Wells had written, produced and directed her own movie, Kingston Paradise. Curiosity piqued, I sought her out while she was in Toronto attending the CaribbeanTales Film Festival to learn more about her vision(…)


ANNOUNCING the 2013 INCUBATOR PROGRAM Frances-Anne Solomon, CEO of CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution (CTWD), the region’s premier film marketing and distribution entity, this week announced that eleven  (11) of the Caribbean Diaspora’s most promising filmmakers will participate in CTWD’s highly effective Market Incubator Program that will take place as part of the 8th Annual CaribbeanTales Toronto(…)


by Diane De La Haye Thanks to all who joined us last Sunday for the start of our Online Film Festival. Didn’t catch it? No problem because we’ll be re-screening those movies this weekend (read about them HERE) along with a brand new line-up entitled “Trini to de Bone.” Our FREE 24-hour streaming on August(…)