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 Feature
Best Short Film
Best Short Documentary
Caribbean Spirit Award

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
  • HAUI aka Howard J Davis

    Hospitable and supportive festival. This festival had the best turnout I've seen of its kind. A loyal group of movie watchers and filmmakers. I would love to screen at this festival in the future and send my deepest regrets that I couldn't attend more events. When it rains it pours and luckily I was working however I will be making every effort to attend future festivals. Thank you

    October 2018
  • Cahal McLaughlin

    This was a joyful and well organised festival that raised questions, offered insight and showed commitment, passion and generosity. It was my first visit and I enjoyed the experience of watching others' films as much as screening my own. Well done to the very able and friendly team who showed professionalism and warmth.

    September 2018
  • Gayle Wilmot

    Great festival!!! Very high quality films, well curated. Wonderful up-front promotion to encourage attendance at numerous events. Terrific, fun atmosphere that encouraged networking and forming friendships. Well themed evenings and strong Q&A sessions. Much to think about and celebrate. And my film won an award -- so I have even more to celebrate! Loved it!

    September 2018