SUBMIT YOUR FILM

We want your Caribbean based/themed/directed films!

Film submissions for the 12th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, in September 2017 are now open

 

  • Feature Length Films
    50+ min

  • Submission Deadline & Fee
    April 30, 2016
    $25.00

  • Late Submission Deadline & Fee
    May 29, 2016
    $50.00

  • Short Films
    less than 40 min

  • Submission Deadline & Fee
    April 30, 2016
    $10.00

  • Late Submission Deadline & Fee
    May 29, 2016
    $25.00

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Film submissions for the 12th annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival are now open!

AWARDS

All awards at CTFF are decided by a jury of industry professionals and are presented annually.

  • BestDoc-Poetry

  • BestPicture-DalPuri

  • RebeccasStory

  • BestPicture

  • Best Picture Award – Sponsored by CaribbeanTales Wordwide Distribution

    Celebrates the best in new Caribbean cinema

  • BestDocumenatry

  • Best Documentary Award –

    Celebrates the best in Caribbean documentary filmmaking

  • CaribbeanSpirit

  • Caribbean Spirit –

    Awarded to the film that best embodies the extraordinary dynamism and diversity of Caribbean heritage


  • BestShortFilm

  • Best Short Film –

    Celebrates the best in short film storytelling

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

What genres do you accept?

  • All lengths and genres accepted.

Do I have to be from the Caribbean?

  • CaribbeanTales seeks works made by filmmakers from Caribbean backgrounds and/or that celebrate and explore Caribbean themes, and themes of interest and relevance to people from the Caribbean Diaspora.

Do you accept online submissions?

  • Preview copy must be sent through secure online storage via the entry form

What formats do you accept for Screening?

  • The participant must pay print shipping costs to Toronto. The festival will pay the cost of shipping exhibition prints back to the participant.  Please do not send preview or screening copies by courier, as these may incur customs and duties charges. CaribbeanTales will not cover these charges, and will refuse the package.

Do I need a poster and/still shots?

  • Please have your marketing materials ready. We do a significant amount of marketing for the festival and without proper imagery it is difficult to promote films.
  • Please provide a HIGH RES POSTER image for your film (at least 800x1200px minimum 150dpi).
  • Include 2 STILL SHOTS from your film
  • Include 2 PRODUCTION STILLS.

Do I need a press package?

  • Please have your Electronic Press Kit (EPK) ready for submission in the form.

Does my film have to be in English?

  • Films in foreign languages must be subtitled in English.

Can I mail my entry form?

  • All film submissions must be completed online.

What do you do with submitted films?

  • All preview copies will be added to CT’s archives for consideration in our year-round international programming, unless filmmaker indicates in writing that they do not wish it so.

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