Media Launch of CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Reveals Exciting Line Up

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 05:19 Written by  Published in Film & TV Read 627 times
Media Launch of CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Reveals Exciting Line Up Roy's Creative Photography
On July 6th, 2017, the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) partnered with the Barbados General Consulate to host the festival’s 12th annual media launch.

The event lit up the silver screen of Toronto’s historic The Royal Cinema with a screening of “A Caribbean Dream,” a masterful re-imagining of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” by Barbadian director, Shakirah Bourne. The evening also featured a sneak peek at the trailer and behind-the-scenes footage of the highly-anticipated “Brown Girl Begins” by CaribbeanTales incubator alumni, Sharon Lewis. Attendees were treated to a talk-back with both Bourne and Lewis, moderated by Quentin VerCetty, co-founder of Black Future Month and the Black Speculative Arts Movement.

Throughout the night, several notable speakers took the stage including the Hon. Jean Augustine, CarbbeanTales Inc. Board Member, and CEO of FLOW (the event’s lead sponsor), John Reid. This year’s Legacy series was revealed to include 14 feature films and 30 short films from 18 Caribbean countries.

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival will run September 6-21 in Toronto.

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Roy Virtue

Roy Virtue is a Freelance Photojournalist/Reporter who has been photographing in and around the greater Toronto area for a number of publications in the city for about 20 years. Including Share, The Gleaner, Canada Extra, Contrast, Pride, Sway, Planet Africa, The Drivers Magazine, Guyana News, The Ethnic Umbrella, Snap Downtown Toronto & Expose Entertainment Magazine.

Working as a photojournalist/Reporter since 1987, Roy Virtue quickly became a recognized member with the CEMA-Canadian Ethnic Media Association all over Ontario. He has photographed famous celebrities such as Lady Diana, The Queen, The Queens Mother, Mohamed Ali, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Rihanna & Beyonce just to name a few. He has covered over 200 hundred pageants and many more important events in Ontario.

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