MEDIA ALERT: Gems of the Caribbean Film Screening at The CNE Aug, 17, 18 and 30

by Darling Nicky

Publicity Support are proud Media Partners of the 2013 Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase

Publicity Support is a proud Media Partners of the 2013 Caribbean Tales Toronto Film Showcase


The CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase, in a unique partnership with the Islands of the Caribbean (IOTC) a new branch of Toronto Tourism, will be bringing the best of the islands to Toronto during the Gems of the Caribbean screening series* on August 17, 18, and 30 at the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE).

“We are delighted to be partnering with the tourism boards as there is a natural fit – they are promoting the Caribbean while we are marketing the brand by telling authentic stories of who we are,” adds Frances Anne Solomon, founder and CEO of CaribbeanTales.

Islands of the Caribbean is a new association of Tourism Boards from Grenada, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

There will be three screenings, featuring films from each of the participating islands. Highlights include: Marley, directed by academy-award winner Kevin MacDonald and produced by Tuff Gong; and a special preview screening of a newly released feature documentary on Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott (both TBA).

The Gems of the Caribbean screenings are free to all, as they are included in your admittance ticket to the CNE, for more information please visit

For an Advance Ticket Discount* visit and click on ‘guest info’, ‘tickets’ and then ‘group or promo code’ to use the unique online access code CT897794. Purchases can be made using a credit or debit card. Don’t forget to print your tickets at home for entry.

– All Ages Admission Pass (includes grounds admission only)
• Advance Price = $12
– Ride All Day Pass (includes General Admission and on-site Ride All Day
• Advance Price = $36

Tickets to CaribbeanTales Film Showcase screening at Harbourfront Centre can be purchased by calling CaribbeanTales at 416-598-1410, in person at the Harbourfront Centre Box Office 416-743-4000, or online at
• Red Carpet Gala: $60
• Centrepiece Films (@ Harbourfront): $25
• Other Harbourfront Screenings: Free
The Main Box Office at 235 Queens Quay West is open Tuesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Main Box Office is open until 8 p.m. when there is an evening performance.

* Gems of the Caribbean screening series, Canadian National Exhibition:

CaribbeanTales-GEMS of Caribbean Screening

SATURDAY AUGUST 17, 6:00 p.m.
CNE, Direct Energy Centre-Presentation Theatre

Opening welcome and introductions by CaribbeanTales and Islands of the Caribbean
• No Creo Que Somos Iguales, Dominique Telemaque, Haiti/Dominican Republic
• The Shadows are Shining, Ken Wolff, Aruba
• Captain T&T, Christopher Guiness, Trinidad and Tobago
• Jerk Chicken, Samuel Stewart, Jamaica
• Marley, Kevin MacDonald, Jamaica

6:30 p.m. – Antigua & Barbuda and Grenada – Short Film Showcase
8:30 p.m. – MAS MAN, Dalton Narine, Trinidad & Tobago, 2011, 60 mins

6:30 p.m. – Saint Lucia and St Vincent Short Films Showcase
7:30 p.m. – Panel Discussion with Caribbean Filmmakers
8 p.m.
– Poetry Is an Island (Preview), Ida Does, Holland/St Lucia 2013, English, 30 mins.
– Home Again, Sudz Sutherland, Canada, 2012, English

A reminder for future screenings, please check and please apply directly to the CNE for accreditation.


For admittance to the CNE, media should go directly to them for accreditation:
The CNE will inform you of your accreditation.

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 quality Caribbean movies and their audiences everywhere, the CaribbeanTales Film Festival Group that produces events and training programs all around the world, and, a nonprofit based in Toronto, Canada, that produces educational programs through film, contributing to an inclusive Canadian society. New for 2013 – CaribbeanTales-TV, an internet hub and video-on-demand platform aimed at students, educators and Caribbean film buffs.

Now in its 8th year, the month-long CaribbeanTales Toronto Film Showcase is produced in partnership with the Harbourfront Center, and includes a Film Festival, Incubator Program for filmmakers, and a special CNE Screening series

For media information, please contact:
Caribbean Tales
Planet3 Communications Ltd. – Sarah Zajac/Joanne Smale
T: 647.346.4101 E: