Monday, July 2, 2012


We are now accepting film submissions for our 2012 Toronto Showcase, that takes place at the Harbourfront Center between 4th and 15th September.

The Caribbean Diaspora's most dynamic film festival group --- with bases and events in Toronto, Barbados and New York, and partnerships across the region and the globe --- showcases Caribbean themed films of all genres. Our programming celebrates the unique voice of the Caribbean in all its shapes, incarnations and diversity, including: culture, comedy, animation, sci-fi, diapora stories, stories of cultural identity and multicultural relationships.

We are looking for short films and features - Please follow the guidelines below and send your application by email to our Malinda Francis, Artistic Associate and Incubator Co-ordinator, CaribbeanTales 2012 Toronto Showcase, at We look forward to seeing your work.

DEADLINE: Monday, July 31st 2012 (NO ENTRY FEE)


• All lengths and genres accepted.
• CT seeks works made by filmmakers from Caribbean backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Caribbean themes, and themes of interest and relevance to audiences from the Caribbean Diaspora; films that push forward the debate about what constitutes a Caribbean aesthetic and brand.
• Preview screeners must be sent through secure online storage, for example a password protected Vimeo account. Submission link should be sent via email to: Malinda Francis, Artistic Associate and Incubator Co-ordinator, CaribbeanTales 2012 Toronto Showcase. 
• Please label your previews with the director’s name, the film title, length, country, contact info, genre and year of completion, as well as 150 word Synopsis, and 2 hi res images of the film.
• Films in foreign languages must be subtitled in English.
• If selected, participants agree to pay print shipping costs to Toronto. The festival will pay the cost of shipping copies back to the participant only if requested to do so.
• DO NOT SEND preview screening copies by courier to Toronto.
• All preview tapes will be added to CT's archives for considertation for our year-round international programming, unless filmmaker indicates in writing that they do not wish it so.For more info

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