The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse shared stories and cultures.

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary
Best Short Film
Best Comedy
Best Animation
Caribbean Spirit Award
Impact Award
Innovation Award
Best Cinematography

All lengths and genres from Caribbean filmmakers accepted.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Films in foreign languages must be subtitled in English.

All film submissions must be completed online.

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.

Overall Rating
  • Chris Strikes

    Best festival experience I've ever had even though it was virtual because of the pandemic (so imagine if it were in person). CTFF brought a lot of publicity to my film BECOMING A QUEEN, setting up a ton of interviews with newspapers, TV channels and radio stations. They have been incredible and really treated my film with the utmost care. Shout out to Courtney, Indira, Frances-Anne and the entire team, this is definitely a festival filmmakers need to submit to!

    October 2021
  • The ideal festival for Pan African Narrative content.
    Great Organisation Team and Production Crew.
    We felt at home
    Well done!!!

    October 2021
  • Chrysalis Films

    Awesome festival! Everyone was so friendly and easy to get a hold of. We hope we will be able to showcase our feature next year in person! It was an honour to be able to showcase our short - thanks again!

    October 2021
  • Nicholas Mc Millian

    It was an absolute honor to have my film screened at the Caribbean Tales International film Festival 2021. The communication and hospitality were second to none. Arguably the best platform for Afro/Caribbean stories. Thank you Frances Anne Solomon for creating such a platform. I would definitely submit my new projects in the future.

    October 2021
  • Ryan Singh

    Since its inception, I've watched the Caribbean Tales Festival and family grow from strength to strength. We appreciate our film, H.E.N.R.I. participating this year. As young creators, my children couldn't be more excited to be a part of such an auspicious experience.

    Thank you so much,

    Ryan Singh

    October 2021