TORONTO, Canada – “We all know Trinidad & Tobago has given us: the world’s best Soca singers, Carnival bandleaders, novellists, poets, pan players and cricketers. It’s also called “HOME” by some of the most recognised film makers working internationally today.”
A host of Trinidadian celebrities and filmmakers will be descending on Toronto to attend the CaribbeanTales 2nd Annual Film Festival – among them celebrated British film pioneer Horace Ove, recently awarded a CBE for his contributions to film in the UK; acclaimed Hollywood music video director Julien “Lil X” Lutz, whose cinematic style has made him the director of choice of many A-list Hollywood artists; and Gayelle The Channel’s Founder & CEO Christopher Laird whose prolific and innovative Trinidad-based TV station, launched just 3 years ago, boasts 100% local content, and a viewership exceeding 1 million viewers internationally.
The Festival’s line-up also includes films by film innovator Yao Ramesar, award-winning video artist Richard Fung, producer extraordinaire Claire Prieto, Frances-Anne Solomon, Janine Fung, Kaz Ove, Inge Blackman, Sharon Lewis, Michele Clarke, Roger McTair, Selwyn Jacobs, Shani Mootoo, Elspeth Duncan, Asha Lovelace, Camille Selvon Abrahams, Danielle Dieffenthaller, and many more.
For more information on The CaribbeanTales Annual Film Festival scheduled for July 13 to 15, 2007 at the NFB Mediatheque and Workman Theatre visit www.caribbeantales.ca
The CaribbeanTales Annual Film Festival, in Canada is the one and only forum showcasing the best of Caribbean cinema, at home and abroad, classical and creole, digital and celluloid, this year puts the spotlight on the burgeoning film & TV industry of Trinidad & Tobago.
The CaribbeanTales 2nd Annual Film Festival is generously sponsored by: the Trinidad & Tobago Film Company, Eye Weekly, Titan Tours, NFB Mediatheque, The Canadian Immigrant, The Multicultural History Society of Ontario, FLOW 93.5 FM, CKLN 88.1 FM, CIUT 89.5 FM, CHRY 105.5 FM, CaribWorldNews.com, @Wallace Studios, MyMediaBiz.com, Steam Whistle Brewing, Harlem Restaurant, Irie Food Joint, Island Foods, Planet Crystal Sports Bar and Restaurant, S.M. Jaleel & Co. Ltd., and Tropical Treets.