Caribbean Tales 7th Annual Film Showcase at Harbourfront Centre – Sept. 4 to 15, 2012

by Darling Nicky

CaribbeanTales 2012 at Harbourfront Centre
(Sept. 4-15)
Toronto film showcase and Incubator

The creativity of Canadian and Caribbean Diaspora filmmakers will once again be the focus of the 7th Annual CaribbeanTales Film Showcase that will  take place at Harbourfront Centre, from Sept. 4 –15, 2012.

The Caribbean diasporas most dynamic film production, distribution and festival group has bases and events in Toronto, Barbados and New York, and partnerships across the region and the globe recently announced the line-up for its 2012 Toronto showcase and hugely successful Incubator Program, as well as workshops and events targeted at family, youth and industry.

At the media conference on Monday, July 23, CEO Frances-Anne Solomon also gave an overview of  the company’s progress, and introduced the festival’s new steering group, and its main sponsors.  Among the highlights announced is CaribbeanTales-TV, a Netflix-style portal currently in development, due to be launched in 2013. The project is a partnership with European film platform ONLINEFILM.ORG.

For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit  harbourfrontcentre.com/summer or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000.  Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront.

ABOUT CARIBBEANTALES

CaribbeanTales is a group of companies that produces, markets and exhibits Caribbean-themed  films for regional and international distribution, including:  CaribbeanTales Worldwide Distribution,  that links producers and buyers of quality entertainment; the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group that produces annual events in Toronto, Barbados and New York;  the Caribbean Incubator Program for Audio Visual Entrepreneurs that delivers training for film makers, and CaribbeanTales.ca, a Toronto-based non profit, that promotes citizen participation through the medium of film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society.

The CaribbeanTales Toronto Showcase and Incubator is co-produced with Harbourfront Center Sept.  4-15, 2012. The 2012 steering group is comprised of filmmakers Frances-Anne Solomon and Mary Wells, Courtney Panchan – Festival Co-ordinator, Malinda Francis – Incubator Co-ordinator, Michael  Miller – Youth Film Challenge Co-ordinator, poet and playwright Motion, and television personality Farley Flex.

Coming in 2013: 

CARIBBEANTALES-TV, a Netflix-style portal to sell Caribbean film content online.

For more media information contact:

CaribbeanTales:  Roger Dundas, 404 Media Group, 416.918.9095, info@404mg.com

Harbourfront Centre:  Althea Linton, 416-973-4428 alinton@harbourfrontcentre.com

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