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Caribbean Tales Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Over 30 Films

Caribbean Tales 2015

Caribbean Tales Film Festival has unveiled the schedule for its 10th anniversary edition which is set to open with a celebration of the steel pan at the opening night gala dubbed ‘Trini to the Bone’. The event will feature Jerome Guiot and Thierry Teston’s feature Pan!: Our Music Odyssey as well as the short film ‘Dubois’ by Kaz Ove.

The 2015 festival runs from September 9, 2015 through to September 19, 2015 at the Royal Cinema in Toronto. Running concurrently with the Toronto Film Festival, CTFF will include 16 feature film and 30 short films from across the region and its Diaspora.

In a release shortly after the launch of the official programme, festival founder Frances-Anne Solomon spoke to the growth of film coming from the region during the festival’s tenure.

“In just ten years, a very short period of time, our film stories have matured to become stunningly assured, explosive, transgressive, probing, beautiful and urgent. And this is what we see represented on screen in this year’s selections,” Solomon said.

Films in this year’s festival hail from Barbados, Canada, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, the United States and Venezuela.

Feature films include narrative films such as  Alex Santiago Perez’ Las Vacas Con Gafas (Cows Wearing Glasses), Joanne Johnson’s Sally’s Way and Pelo Malo directed by Mariana Rondon as well as documentaries such as Rachele Magloire and Chantal Regnault’s Deported and Karen Marks Mafundikwa’s The Price of Memory.

The CTFF will also include the 6th annual Caribbean Tales Incubator Programme which will run from September 8 - 13, 2015. Each evening of the festival will include a feature film and at least one short film.